ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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WEST ASIA-Triumph and Tragedy of Palestinian Nationhood

Triumph and Tragedy of Palestinian Nationhood EARLY July, in his reply to a rather pessimistic letter from Libya's Colonel Qadhafi, Yasser Arafat pointed out from his Beirut bunker that the entire world was witness to the unshakeable courage and heroism of the Palestinian and Lebanese freedom fighters in the face of another murderous onslaught schemed and sustained by the formidable United States war machine. Indeed, despite some 40,000 casualties, of which over 10,000 dead, and several hundreds of thousands homeless as a result of Israel's 'cleaning up' operations in Lebanon, the morale of the Palestinians and their allies of the Lebanese Left is still flying high. According to reports, taking Western Beirut would be no easy task even for Israel's super soldiery.

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