On June 6, 1982 the Israeli Government, headed by Likud leader Menachem Begin, launched the operation “Peace in Galilee” with the aim of thwarting Palestinian resistance in Southern Lebanon and thus protecting Israel’s Northern border and towns. On the one hand, the operation evolved into a full scale war with the Israel Defense Forces surrounding Beirut already on June 14; on the other, it intertwined with the ongoing civil war that had seen the fragmentation of Lebanon’s social and political fabric already since 1976. This discussion addresses some of the international and domestic consequences of that invasion through questions and answers between Marcella Simoni and four experts of Lebanese history, politics and international relations, Rosita Di Peri, Daniel Meier, Francesco Mazzucotelli and Matteo Legrenzi.
Keywords: Lebanon 1982, Gemayel, Plo, Sabra and Chatila, Amal, Israel, Syria
A cura di Marcella Simoni. Contributi di Rosita Di Peri, Francesco Mazzucotelli, Daniel Meier, Matteo Legrenzi, Lebanon before and after 1982 in "PASSATO E PRESENTE" 87/2012, pp. 19-37, DOI:10.3280/PASS2012-087002