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    JERUSALEM

    Major Saad Haddad, the Commander of South Lebanese Christian Militia, spoke at an international conference on terrorism held in Jerusalem on February 16.

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    1. CU AND SV Major Saad Haddad, Leader of Christian Forces in Lebanon speaking (3 shots) (SOT) 2.16
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    HADDAD: "The future of Lebanon is not safe yet. I am talking about the capital, if the capital will be refilled again, whereby terrorists. What about the other parts? And, you know now there are, they began to use the multinational forces as a cover for them, as a curtain for their protection. So what I am saying is not an individual future, we care about the future of our country, much more than my personal future and I did not ask anybody not Lebanon and not Israel for my future, God no. I didn't ask anybody for my future. I was able from the beginning to do like any other Lebanese officer, to go and hide in some place, in a shelter in East Beirut or in Europe and to have all my rights and all my money paid to me and to live a coward like most of them and to my future will be, if you understand a future to be economic future will be much more assured than it is now. I feel that the world forget what the terrorist used to do in Lebanon and now they begin to show sympathy towards their cause. They forgot that Lebanon, this peaceful country, beautiful country that received them and helped them, feeded them their reward was that Lebanon was almost destroyed completely."
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    Background: JERUSALEM

    Major Saad Haddad, the Commander of South Lebanese Christian Militia, spoke at an international conference on terrorism held in Jerusalem on February 16. The conference, organised by the American Society for Industrial Security gathered some 100 experts from all over the world for a three day seminar. He expressed regret at what he called "the world's apparent forgetfulness of the consequences of terrorism in Lebanon", and "the present apparently sympathetic treatment of the Palestinians." Major Haddad's Israeli-backed forces were accused by survivors of the massacres in the Beirut refugee camps Sabra and Shatila last September (1982). In statements to the media and the judicial inquiry held in Israel he has denied his troops were involved. Major Haddad's private army, with Israeli support, has established its third new garrison in Southern Lebanon extending his mini-state from Sidon in the West to the Bek'aa in the East.

    Source: REUTERS - TALI GODER

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    Film ID:
    VLVAEVKKL1Q25PON9S2JD30BWGUY9
    Media URN:
    VLVAEVKKL1Q25PON9S2JD30BWGUY9
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    18/02/1983
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:17:00
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    N/A

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