• Short Summary

    JERUSALEM/BEIRUT, LEBANON

    Israeli television carried an interview on October 3 with a man identified as a Lebanese Falangist militia commander who said he participated in the Beirut massacres of several hundred Palestinians, in September.

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    MONO - JERUSALEM (IBA):
    1. GV Recording of start of Israeli television programme 0.04
    2. GV Broadcaster introducing programme 0.06
    3. GV Interview with a Falangist leader involved in massacres 0.19
    COLOUR - BEIRUT, LEBANON
    4. GV Interview by Israeli reporter with Falangist 0.43
    InitialsRdel/BB

    NOTE TO EDITORS: THIS STORY HAS COMMENTARY BY NBC REPORTER RICK DAVIS WHICH MAY BE USED IF REQUIRED.
    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: JERUSALEM/BEIRUT, LEBANON

    Israeli television carried an interview on October 3 with a man identified as a Lebanese Falangist militia commander who said he participated in the Beirut massacres of several hundred Palestinians, in September. The man, named only as Michael, freely admitted that he was in the Sabra and Shatilla camps and personally killed 15 Palestinians. Interviewed in French in Beirut the man, described as a 24-year-old engineering graduate, said the killings were not a massacre because there was a war situation. When reminded that unarmed women and children had been slaughtered in great numbers, he said a Palestinian eight-year-old who shoots is not a child. The Falangist commander added that he was very happy with what happened and he would continue to kill Palestinians all his life. On the question of whether Israeli could have prevented the massacres the Falangist said they would have happened any way.

    Source: IBA/NBC

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    Film ID:
    VLVAAML9FSW6CWO0F2Y1OL6MVQ502
    Media URN:
    VLVAAML9FSW6CWO0F2Y1OL6MVQ502
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    04/10/1982
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:43:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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