@Rob Roy, I was responding to Misterioso’s total misrepresentation of the situation at the time.
“And lo and behold, the provocation was provided at once. Abu Nidal, the anti-Arafat and anti-PLO master terrorist, sent his own cousin to assassinate the Israeli ambassador in London, who was grievously wounded.
In retaliation, Israel bombed Beirut and the Palestinians fired back, as expected”
Misterioso gives the impression that the Palestinians behaved themselves nicely for 11 months and that Israel chose to attack Lebanon with scant justification.
That is a complete distortion of reality.