Agony of the Innocents

For Lebanon's civilians, death and suffering are the victors

Hundreds of Palestinian refugees sat disconsolately under makeshift tents in the dusty, grubby Beirut park that goes by the absurdly fancy name of Garden of the Arts. Among them was Nefalah Farour, 38, who had fled the P.L.O.-dominated port of Tyre on the first day of the Israeli invasion of Lebanon. Accompanied by five of her seven children, she had walked through the mountains to the dubious safety of Beirut. Exhausted, she squatted on a flattened cardboard box and fretted over the fate of the...

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