16-18/9/1982: The 37th anniversary of The Sabra and Shatila Massacres of up to 3,500 Palestinian civilians. Israeli forces provided transportation of an angry militia group (trained and financed by Israel) to the refugee camps, enabled entrance, fired illuminating flares, then the Israeli army surrounded the camps and watched as people were slaughtered. The killing went on for two days. The UN commission concluded that the massacre was a form of genocide. the Israeli Kahan Commission, found that “Israeli military personnel knew of the massacre and failed to take serious steps to stop it.” The commission deemed Israel indirectly responsible, and Ariel Sharon, then Defense Minister, bore personal responsibility “for ignoring the danger of bloodshed and revenge”.