Damour Massacre

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The Damour massacre took place on January 20, 1976. The Islamic alliance of Palestinians and other Muslims, aided by Syrian forces attacked the Christians in that Lebanese town, butchering 582 people in the storming of Damour.

According to an eyewitness: The attack took place from the mountain behind "It was an apocalypse," [said Father Mansour Labaky, a Christian Maronite priest who survived the massacre at Damour:] They were coming, thousands and thousands, shouting "Allahu Akbar! [Allah is greater!] Let us attack them for the Arabs, let us offer a holocaust to Mohammad!", And they were slaughtering everyone in their path, men, women and children.[1]

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  1. J. Becker: The PLO: the rise and fall of the Palestine Liberation Organization, Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 1984, p. 124