Shatila: The island of (in)stability
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Original versionin Parangolé vol. 1 no. 1 pp. 100-101
The Shatila refugee camp was established in 1949 for Palestinian refugees fleeing Palestine during the Nakba. The camp is located in Beirut next to the Sabra neighbourhood (of the Gaza buildings discussed in the foregoing article). Shatila was severely devastated during the 1982 Israeli invasion of Lebanon, and repeatedly targeted during the Lebanese civil war. On 16 -18 September 1982, between 700 and 3500 residents were massacred in the camp and the Sabra neighborhood – predominantly Palestinian residents.