Saturday, November 13, 1982

Military Action:

Two car bombs explode near Beirut airport, shattering shops near Lebanese police station in Israeli-occupied Shuweifat, and destroying a Shiite muslim sewing workshop near mosque in Burj al-Barajneh; US Marines stationed one mile away unharmed.


Israeli military command puts Tyre casualties at 75 IDF soliders/security personnel/ Shin Bet agents and 14 Arab detainees killed, 28 IDF soldiers and 28 Arabs wounded, 21 people found unharmed in building; 8 Arabs killed, 16 wounded in two car bomb blasts.

Political Responses:

Israel/ Occupied Territories: Begin cancels several meetings in wake of Tyre disaster, decides not to return to Israel, but declares Monday a national day of mourning; Shinui Party demands independent inquiry into Tyre disaster, criticizes Sharon; West Bank General Workers Union issues memo asking international and Arab trade unions to express solidarity with Palestinian people.