Israel Strikes at The P.L.O.

But the attack may makepeace more remote

They all knew it was coming. The only question was when. For months, the attackers had looked forward to the day with a kind of grim relish, and the defenders with a growing sense of defiance. Israel had actually massed its invasion forces four times near its northern border with Lebanon, then each time aborted a strike. But when the Israeli Cabinet finally gave Defense Minister Ariel Sharon the go-ahead for the attack at 11 a.m. on a sunny Sunday morning in Galilee, the impact was...

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