Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign
التضامن الإيرلندي الفلسطيني

[Belfast] The Palestine Lectures #1: Remembering the Sabra and Shatilla Massacres thirty years on (Pal Ed)

On Tuesday 18th September you are cordially invited to attend a public lecture in commemoration of the 30th anniversary of the Sabra and Shatilla Massacres.  Hosted by the Palestine Education Initiative, this is the first in a series of six Belfast lectures to be delivered by noted academics and activists. 

When: 7 pm Tuesday 18th September 2012

Where:  St Mary’s University College, Falls Road, Belfast


Between the 16th and 18th of September 1982 an estimated 1,700 Palestinians were murdered in the refugee camps of Sabra and Shatilla.  The largest single atrocity of the Israel-Palestine Conflict atrocity, it was committed by the Lebanese Christian Phalangist movement and watched over by the Israeli military.  In this lecture Richard Irvine will consider the background to the massacres; the events and eyewitness accounts; the international reactions; and crucially remembrance of the events today and the long running search for accountability.

There will also be opportunities for questions and discussion.

About the speaker:

Richard Irvine is education officer for the Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign and joint co-ordinator of the Palestine Education Initiative.  He has taught in the Palestinian refugee camps in Lebanon and he now teaches a course exploring the Israel-Palestine conflict at Queen’s University.  He holds qualifications in Law, History, Education and Literature.

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