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  1. Zugzwang
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    02 Jul '16 19:12
    Muslims are *not* the only people responsible for massacres in the Middle East.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sabra_and_Shatila_massacre

    For a few days in September 1982, an estimated several hundred to a few
    thousand Palestinian refugees (mostly women and children) were massacred
    by a right-wing Lebanese Christian militia, assisted by the Israel Defence Force.
    Surrounding the refugee camp, the IDF prevented Palestinians from fleeing
    and fired illuminating flares at night to make it easier for their Lebanese Christian
    allies to track down and kill the Palestinian civilians. Some Palestinian
    women and girls were gang-raped before being murdered.

    This was *not* the only massacre committed by right-wing Lebanese Christian
    militias against Palestinian refugees or Lebanese Muslims in the 1970s-80s.