Activists and Pro-Palestinians are marking the Sabra and Shatila massacre of 35 years that left around 3500 people dead and took place in the refuge camps of Sabra and Shatila in Lebanon.
The massacre began at approximately 18:00 on 16 September to 08:00 on 18 September 1982. It was carried out by Lebanese armed militia in plain sight of the Israeli Army led by Ariel Sharon who has blood on his hands.
The Israeli Army surrounded Sabra and Shatila and stationed troops at the exits of the area to prevent camp residents from leaving and, at the Phalangists' request, fired illuminating flares at night.
In 1983, the Israeli Kahan Commission, appointed to investigate the incident, found that Israeli military personnel, aware that a massacre was in progress, failed to take serious steps to stop it.