Press: Probing a State of Mind

A TIME correspondent testifies in the Sharon libel case

The reporter told of hearing young Phalangists dancing in the streets and shouting "Revenge! Revenge!" the day after their leader, Lebanese President-elect Bashir Gemayel, had been assassinated. He told of a conversation with an Israeli soldier who warned him "something ugly is happening in the city" just as Phalangist militiamen were killing 700 Arabs in the Sabra and Shatila refugee camps in West Beirut. He told of an agitated Israeli general knocking on his door in Tel Aviv late one night to express his concern...

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