The United Nations called for an immediate cease-fire between Israel and Lebanon on Thursday (26 April) and within an hour all the fighting on the border had stopped.
The United Nations called for an immediate cease-fire between Israel and Lebanon on Thursday (26 April) and within an hour all the fighting on the border had stopped. Earlier in the day the fighting between the two groups of forces, the Israelis with Lebanese Christian Rightist support, and the Palestinian guerrillas with the Lebanese Leftists, threatened to become more intense. The city of Tyre bore the brunt of Israeli salvos.
SYNOPSIS: During the four-day bombardment at least twelve people were killed, but the toll of injured and homeless was not easily determined.
The bombardment of Tyre was intense. The Palestinian camps around the city were the main target, and many of the homeless fled to the north.
In Marjeyoun, a city near the Syrian border, a Lebanese newsman for Visnews managed to obtain a rare interview with renegade Major Saad Haddad.
Later in Beirut the Lebanese question was discussed by the Lebanese and Iraqi Foreign Ministers, Mr. Fuad Butros and his Iraqi counterpart Mr. Saadoun Hammadi. The Lebanese Government has sided with those Arab states opposed to the Egyptian-Israeli peace, but President Sarkis has said he does not belied Lebanon should be the victim of the Arab-Israeli conflict. After these talks Dr. Saadoun told reporters he discussed with Mr. Butros the possibility of an Arab summit to consider the Lebanese conflict.