A Slight Conflict of Interest

After the massacre of more than 700 civilians at two refugee camps in Beirut last September, both Israel and Lebanon established commissions to investigate the incident. Last week, four months after publication of the Israeli group's report, portions of Lebanese Military Prosecutor Assaad Germanos' findings were leaked to the press. His account placed full legal responsibility for the carnage with the Israeli troops who controlled both camps. It went on to claim that there was no proof that the Phalangist-dominated Lebanese Forces had advance knowledge of the assault and that all prosecutions...

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