World: Bouncer at Israel's Gate

In order to make their night assault on Palestinian bases in southern Lebanon, Israeli troops had to cross a strategic ribbon of land, some 47 miles long and averaging four miles wide, along their northern border. Presiding over this L-shaped strip is Saad Haddad, 42, a renegade Lebanese army major and a Christian. He grandiosely calls it "Free Lebanon, "but "Haddadland, " as it is irreverently known to some journalists, is actually supported by Israel as a buffer against infiltration by P.L.O, terrorists. TIME Jerusalem Bureau Chief David Aikman entered Haddadlandfrom the Israeli...

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