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Israel admits its submarine sank Lebanese refugee boat during 1982 war

Press TV – November 23, 2018

Israel has officially admitted that its military ordered a deadly attack on a Lebanese ship carrying refugees during the regime’s invasion of the country more than three decades ago.

An Israeli submarine fired missiles at the refugee ship in northern Lebanon in the summer of 1982, killing 25 refugees and foreign workers on board, the Israeli Channel 10 reported on Thursday, after the regime lifted a 36-year-old gag order on the incident.

The report said that the commercial ship, carrying dozens of Lebanese refugees to Cyprus, apparently tried to take advantage of a brief ceasefire and flee the area.

But an Israeli Navy Gal-type submarine, which was following the ship for about an hour after leaving Tripoli, said the report, had fired torpedoes at the boat and killed the refugees and foreign workers.

It alleged that the submarine’s captain, identified as Maj. A, had mistakenly ordered the attack because he was convinced that the ship was carrying Palestinian fighters.

Ten years later, Israel said it had launched an investigation into the incident. The probe, however, ruled that the captain had made a mistake, but that he was within his operational orders.
Israeli armored personnel carriers are seen near a mosque on the outskirts of the Lebanese capital of Beirut, on June 16, 1982.

The Palestinians and the Lebanese never realized that the boat was sunk by Israeli.

The Israeli regime has waged three wars on Lebanon — in 1982, 2000, and 2006. It has also carried out assassinations in the Lebanese territory.

The Lebanese resistance movement, Hezbollah, which was founded in the 1980s following the Israeli invasion and occupation of southern Lebanon, has since helped the army defend Lebanon both in the face of foreign aggression, including in the 2000 and 2006 wars, and against terrorism.

Lebanon and Israel are technically at war due to the latter’s occupation of the country’s Shebaa Farms since 1967.

November 23, 2018 - Posted by | Ethnic Cleansing, Racism, Zionism, Timeless or most popular, War Crimes | , ,

2 Comments »

  1. Killing Goyim is no problem to the Israeli’s, no problem at all. They had no problem killing American sailors either, when they attacked the USS Liberty in 1967, and, the ‘Mighty’ USA let them get away with it.
    Too bad if you’re a U.S. Serviceman, relying on your government to stand by you if Israel attacks you.
    And now, the USA government is ‘cracking down’ on ‘Anti-Semitism’…….

    Comment by Brian Harry, Australia | November 23, 2018 | Reply

  2. The world will be relieved of a seriously annoying burden when the Zio entity is deleted from the page of history.

    Comment by traducteur | November 23, 2018 | Reply


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