invite you to a screening of
A BBC Panorama Production (45 min.)
in memory of the September 1982 massacre of Palestinians in the Sabra and Shatila refugee camps
Friday, 16 September 2005
6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
Nearly 20 years ago, then-Israeli Defense Minister Ariel Sharon allowed the Phalange Lebanese militiamen into the Palestinian refugee camps of Sabra and Shatila. When they left 36 hours later at least 800 people lay dead. The massacre provoked international outrage. In Israel itself, 400,000 people took to the streets in the largest demonstration the country had ever seen. Sharon was forced to resign as Defense Minister. Now Prime Minister, Sharon has maintained that he could not have foreseen the danger of a massacre in the camps. BBC reporter Fergal Keane investigates this claim, and talks to key witnesses and survivors of the massacre. In the light of developments in international war crimes prosecutions, this BBC Panorama documentary examines the facts reported by Israel‘s Kahan Commission and asks whether the evidence should lead to indictments for what happened in the camps.
The screening is free and open to the public. RSVP not required.
The Palestine Center
Potomac Plaza Building / 2425 Virginia Avenue, NW / Washington, DC 20037