MIDDLE EAST: Another Battle of Beirut

FOR the second time in less than a month, the pleasure capital of the Middle East was racked last week by deadly gun battles. The fighting in Beirut this time was more widespread, more prolonged and bloodier. The combatants also were different. Three weeks ago, it was Jews against Arabs, as Israeli commandos slipped ashore from gunboats, assassinated three Palestinian leaders and killed at least 14 other people in a carefully coordinated attack on fedayeen installations. Last week it was Arab against Arab, as the Lebanese army fought Palestinian guerrillas on scattered...

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