Commemorating Sabra and Shatila

Washington, DC | August 17, 2007 | | Plans are underway to remember the victims of the 1982 brutal massacres of the Sabra and Shatila refugee camps in Lebanon. A delegation is being organized to travel to Lebanon from September 8 through September 14 to participate in commemoration events.
The week long trip will provide an opportunity to meet with survivors of the massacre as well as local Palestinian and Lebanese leaders and activists. Lebanese and Palestinian NGOs in Lebanon will host delegations from many countries including France, Italy, Norway, Denmark, England, Germany, Sweden, Canada and the United States. The itinerary will include:
Attending a presentation by the Arab NGO Network for Development; Meeting with representatives from Lebanese and Palestinian NGOs; Meeting with Lebanese government officials as well as journalists; Visiting Palestinian Refugee camps, including Sabra and Shatila; Visiting Qana cemetery; Joining the commemoration ceremony at the mass graveyard in Shatila Camp, followed by meetings with survivors of the massacre; and Participating in commemorative events at UNESCO in Beirut which will include Palestinian and Lebanese singers, and dabke performed by Palestinian children from the camps.
If you are interested in learning more about or joining the delegation, contact Each participant is responsible for all expenses including round trip ticket to Beirut, room and board, and transportation within Lebanon. The estimated total cost approximately $2000.

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