Where Roots of Violence Grow: Lebanon, In the Israeli-occupied South

In the Israeli-occupied south, Shi'ite resentment runs deep

On the same morning that an explosion shattered the U.S. embassy annex on the outskirts of East Beirut, another act of terror was being carried out 29 miles away in Israeli-occupied southern Lebanon. In the small Shi'ite Muslim village of Suh-mur, 13 people were murdered by militiamen of the Christian-dominated Army of Southern Lebanon, apparently in retaliation for the earlier killing of four of its soldiers.

The slayings were just another episode in what has become almost routine violence in the southern third of Lebanon, where...

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