The ceasefire in Lebanon is still reported to be holding. On Sunday (24 October) Lebanon's?
The ceasefire in Lebanon is still reported to be holding. On Sunday (24 October) Lebanon's left-wing forces warned that right-wing Christian advances near the Israeli border could make them resume fighting across the country.
SYNOPSIS: On Friday (22 October) forces of the Popular Front for the Liberation on Palestine displayed prisoners and arms taken when they captured the Christian village of Ayshiyeh, six miles (10 kms) from the Israeli border in the south of the country.
Palestinian Commandos and Lebanese Left-wing officials denied reports that three hundred people were killed in the attack. Reporters visiting the site were told unarmed inhabitants of the village had been left unharmed.
Ayshiyeh is a Christian enclave surrounded by predominantly Moslem villages. Palestinian and left-wing forces say that right-wing forces fighting in the area have been re-inforced with Israeli arms and that Israeli troops have actually taken part in some of the attacks.
The reports of Israeli attacks have been the subject of a telegram sent by the Secretary General of the Arab League, Mr. Mahmoud Riad, to the United Nations Secretary General, Dr. Waldheim, seeking his intervention.