Al Maslakh Has Fallen

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Arabic translation:

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The second anniversary of the Al Maslakh massacre 

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Al Maslakh (a district of Beirut) has fallen but the will to resist and to remain did not and will not fall


The Karantina massacre took place early in the Lebanese Civil War on January 18, 1976. With the breakdown in authority of the Lebanese government the militancy of radical factions increased.

Karantina was a predominantly Palestinian Muslim slum district in mostly Christian east Beirut controlled by forces of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), inhabited by Kurds, Syrians, Armenians and Palestinians. The fighting and subsequent killings also involved an old quarantine area near the port and nearby Maslakh quarter.