Lebanon: A Vengeful Three-Sided War

Another paroxysm of violence—and a Palestinian shift

It was a clear and balmy morning. For once, Lebanon's guns had fallen silent. The Easter message of peace and Resurrection was delivered from countless Christian pulpits across the land. The Voice of Hope, the radio station that supports Major Sa'ad Haddad, the leader of the Israeli-supported Christian militia in southern Lebanon, went on the air with readings from the Gospels.

In the biblical port of Sidon, a Palestinian stronghold and occasional target of Haddad attacks, hundreds of townspeople had gathered in the squares to enjoy...

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