Sunday, March 20, 1983

Military Action:

US Marine Commandant says IDF practice of reconnaissance by fire, carried out for past two months along Sidon road, shows gross lack of discipline, endangers civilians and Marines.


Lebanese Army says some civilians killed, others wounded by indiscriminate IDF fire along Sidon road; Lebanese Ministry of Education appeals to IDF to release 15 Lebanese and 23 Palestinian teachers from Ansar camp as schools reopen in Chouf villages.

Political Responses:

Israel/ Occupied Territories: As a result of stone-throwing incidents, some settler families reportedly leaving West Bank for safer parts of Israel; Habib meets foreign and defense ministers to discuss Israel's reply to latest US proposals on Lebanon.

US and Other Countries: 29 members of Congress send letter to President Gemayel urging him to complete investigation into Sabra and Shatila massacre.