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Conflict Incident Report
Subsequent developments show that Christian militias’ military actions were designed to displace civilians and homogenize the populations between Christian-dominated and Muslim-Palestinian dominated areas. In East Beirut and its suburbs, Palestinian militias were controlling the camps of Tel al-Zaatar (close to the industrial and residential Christian-populated areas of Mkalles and Dekwaneh) and Jisr al-Basha (close to the Christian residential area of Hazmieh); those areas along with Nabaa, Karantina/Maslakh, encircled East Beirut (Ashrafieh, Badaro, Furn al-Chebbak, Ain al-Remmaneh). Over the previous years, these militias had been blocking main arteries in the area, cutting off civilian and military communications and movement; moreover Christian residents of Dekwaneh and Mkalles, endured daily atrocities including abductions, murders, theft, and rape, which prompted them to leave for safer places
First forced displacement occurs in Haret el-Ghawarneh/Antelias
After three days of shelling, the Kataeb went into the Muslim-populated neighborhood of Haret al-Ghawarneh-Antelias in Beirut’s northern suburbs and...
Forced displacement of Sebnay
Forced Displacement of Population
Despite a ceasefire reached the previous day, the PNL did the same for the residents of Sebnay, a Muslim village southeast of Beirut, in the...