LEBANON: First Aid from a 'Rescue' Team

Lebanon, the financial center of the Arab world, is sometimes called the Switzerland of the Middle East. By now, some sectors of its capital city look more like a World War II battlefield. For the third time in scarcely three months, Beirut has been rocked by fighting between members of the right-wing nationalistic Phalange Party, most of them Maronite Christians, and bands of predominantly Moslem leftists backed by Palestinian extremists (TIME, July 7). By the time the third round ended last week, after eight days of violence, some 300 people had been...

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