Aishiyeh massacre

The Aishiyeh massacre was a massacre in 1976 in Aishiya,[2] Lebanon, of more than 70 Lebanese Christian civilians,[3] including at least 7 under the age of 16, by the Syrian backed Palestinian factions Fatah and Saika during the Lebanese Civil War. Four people were reported to be executed and one was burned alive.[1] The village was depopulated and used as Palestine Liberation Organization base of operation.[4] The Online Encyclopedia of Mass Violence estimated that at least 100 people were injured in the attack.[3]

Aishiyeh massacre
Part of Palestinian insurgency in South Lebanon
Aishiya is located in Lebanon
Aishiya (Lebanon)
LocationAishiya, Lebanon
Coordinates33°24′29.89″N 35°33′23.02″E / 33.4083028°N 35.5563944°E / 33.4083028; 35.5563944
Date19–21 October 1976
TargetLebanese Christians
Attack type
Perpetrators As-Sa'iqa

The town was attacked again by Saika on November 5, 1977, killing 41 people.[5]

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  1. ^ a b c Hajjar, Claude (January 2007). "The War Against "South Lebanon – South Lebanese Army"". Guardians of the Cedars. The Committee of Support for the Lebanese in Enforced Exile in Israel. Retrieved 12 April 2017. Fatah, Saika Organization and their allies attacked the village of Aishiyeh in the South and committed mass murder and atrocities, as part of the Syrian Regime’s ethnic cleansing campaign. More than 70 innocent people were killed and 100 seriously wounded.
  2. ^ Abraham, Antoine J. (1996). The Lebanon War. Greenwood Publishing Group. ISBN 9780275953898.
  3. ^ a b Picard, Elizabeth (July 2012). "La guerre civile au Liban" (PDF). Online Encyclopedia of Mass Violence (in French).
  4. ^ Authors, Multiple (2013-09-16). Modern Wars 1945–Present. Amber Books Ltd. ISBN 9781782741299.
  5. ^ "Syrian Terrorism Against Lebanese". Lebanese American Information Centers. 2005. Retrieved 12 April 2017. On November 5, 1977 the Saheka forces attacked the village of Aishiyeh killing 41 of its residents and displacing most of the others.