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  • August 15, 1982

    Military Action:

    Cease-fire holds; car bomb in East Beirut.

    Casualties:

    Civilians continue to flee to E. Beirut as others return to W. Beirut; Israel pledges medical care for...

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Military Action:

Cease-fire holds; car bomb in East Beirut.

Casualties:

Civilians continue to flee to E. Beirut as others return to W. Beirut; Israel pledges medical care for all civilians hurt in siege of Beirut; 2 IDF soldiers killed in E. Beirut.

Political Responses:

Israel/ Occupied Territories: Israeli Cabinet approves Habib plan after Begin meets twice with Habib (but insists on prior release of IDF pilot held by PLO and bodies of nine IDF soldiers killed in Lebanon; some disagreement on verification of withdrawals, deployment of peacekeeping force reported).

Palestinians/ Lebanese: PLO, Lebanese leaders remain cautious about reports from Israel.

US and Other Countries: US reportedly will shift focus to getting all foreign troops out of Lebanon once PLO forces leave Beirut.