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July 21, 1999 | JOHN DANISZEWSKI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Jamal Kadi, a gaunt and penniless 48-year-old, was born a refugee. As a teenager, he became a refugee once again. He has raised eight children as refugees. And the question on his mind now is: Will he die a refugee too? Like the estimated 370,000 other Palestinians living in uneasy exile in Lebanon, Kadi is all but forgotten in most of the discussions taking place over Middle East peace.
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August 22, 2012 | By Alexandra Sandels and Patrick J. McDonnell, Los Angeles Times
ZAHLE, Lebanon - For most of the refugees streaming across the border into Lebanon, Syrian President Bashar Assad is to blame for the violence back home and the rebel effort to oust him is laudable. For the traumatized Christians among them, it's often the opposite. The rebellion, led by Syria's Sunni Muslim majority, has stirred profound concern among Christians, who make up about 10% of Syria's population. Some say they detect an increasingly radicalized Islamist strain among the rebels that makes them fear for their future.
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September 23, 1989 | JAMES RISEN, Times Staff Writer
Thousands of Lebanese, seeking a safe haven from the horrific shelling of Beirut, have quietly been flooding into the United States since the Lebanese civil war escalated to unprecedented heights last spring, according to Arab-American community leaders here. Many of the Lebanese are coming to the Detroit area, home to the largest Arab community in the United States.
WORLD
March 10, 2012 | By Rima Marrouch, Los Angeles Times
During a pause in the shelling, Um Mahmood and her 9-year-old son ducked out of their house together in Baba Amr, the most contested neighborhood in the Syrian city of Homs. Their entire family of nine had been waiting for a chance to flee the government onslaught, and rebels had just sent word that they should use the lull to get out. But as Um Mahmood and her son hurried along a dirt road, several shells landed nearby, knocking them to the ground. Other family members scattered.
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January 15, 2000 | TRACY WILKINSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As Israel and Syria launched groundbreaking peace talks last week, the silent partner in the negotiations--Lebanon--was suffering from an intense and unwelcome spasm of violence. In the country's north, the Lebanese army battled Sunni Muslim militants in the fiercest fighting it has seen since civil war ended nearly 10 years ago. Here in the capital, another militant fired rockets on the Russian Embassy and briefly turned the elegant seafront corniche into a mini-battle zone.
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July 28, 1993 | MICHAEL PARKS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
More than 100,000 Lebanese fled their villages Tuesday as Israeli warplanes and artillery intensified the bombardment of southern Lebanon on the third day of a campaign against pro-Iranian guerrillas. Residents of 70 farming villages and market towns adjacent to Israel's self-proclaimed "security zone" in southern Lebanon were forced from their homes as Israel stepped up its offensive to deny Hezbollah militia any ability to operate in the region.
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February 17, 1990 | MARILYN RASCHKA, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Five times this month, he had tried to escape from Ein Rummaneh, the East Beirut neighborhood that has been shelled day and night for most of February. On the fifth attempt, he finally made it. The man, in his late 20s and identified only as Elie, showed the strain of the experience. He was sallow and short-tempered--"hardly recognizable," friends said--and his account of the ordeal was repetitious and jumbled.
NEWS
July 8, 1988
Syrian-backed Palestinian guerrillas overran most of the Borj el Brajne refugee camp in Beirut in an assault aimed at driving loyalists of Palestine Liberation Organization chief Yasser Arafat from their last stronghold in the city, police said. At least 14 people died and 36 others were wounded in the five-hour assault by the rival Fatah Uprising faction led by Abu Moussa.
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September 24, 1989 | KIM MURPHY, Times Staff Writer
Thousands of refugees flooded back into Beirut on Saturday, queuing up on roads into the shell-shocked city as a haggard-looking Arab League mediator at mid-afternoon announced a cease-fire in Lebanon's bloody civil war.
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January 15, 2000 | TRACY WILKINSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As Israel and Syria launched groundbreaking peace talks last week, the silent partner in the negotiations--Lebanon--was suffering from an intense and unwelcome spasm of violence. In the country's north, the Lebanese army battled Sunni Muslim militants in the fiercest fighting it has seen since civil war ended nearly 10 years ago. Here in the capital, another militant fired rockets on the Russian Embassy and briefly turned the elegant seafront corniche into a mini-battle zone.
NEWS
July 29, 1999 | TRACY WILKINSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The largest U.S.-based human rights group on Wednesday accused Israel of committing "war crimes" by forcibly expelling civilians from a zone in southern Lebanon where Israel is battling Islamic guerrillas. In a 56-page report, Human Rights Watch said entire families have been expelled "summarily and in an often cruel manner" from Israeli-controlled southern Lebanon for more than a decade and as recently as last week.
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July 21, 1999 | JOHN DANISZEWSKI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Jamal Kadi, a gaunt and penniless 48-year-old, was born a refugee. As a teenager, he became a refugee once again. He has raised eight children as refugees. And the question on his mind now is: Will he die a refugee too? Like the estimated 370,000 other Palestinians living in uneasy exile in Lebanon, Kadi is all but forgotten in most of the discussions taking place over Middle East peace.
NEWS
April 28, 1996 | JOHN DANISZEWSKI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Riding in jampacked cars and buses piled high with foam mattresses, hundreds of thousands of refugees streamed homeward to southern Lebanon on Saturday on the first day of a cease-fire between Israel and Hezbollah guerrillas. For many, it was a bitter homecoming. Lebanon suffered the brunt of the 16-day offensive--dubbed "Operation Grapes of Wrath"--mounted by the Israeli military in retaliation against Hezbollah rocket attacks on northern Israel.
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April 15, 1996 | JOHN DANISZEWSKI and MARJORIE MILLER, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Fear-stricken residents driven by the threat of Israeli bombings fled this city by the tens of thousands Sunday, swelling Lebanon's refugee population to more than 400,000 in the latest stage of an escalating Israeli campaign to force the Lebanese government to rein in Hezbollah guerrillas.
NEWS
June 14, 1995 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
At least 10 guerrillas were killed in Lebanon's largest refugee camp as Palestinian supporters of Yasser Arafat and opponents of his peace accord with Israel battled with rockets, mortars and machine guns. The clashes between the factions, which have fought repeatedly over the past two years, ended with a cease-fire. Palestinian sources said that in addition to the guerrillas killed, 30 were wounded in and around Ein el Hilwa camp, home to about 80,000 refugees, near the southern city of Sidon.
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November 26, 1994 | MARILYN RASCHKA, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Vicious fighting broke out early Friday between supporters and opponents of PLO leader Yasser Arafat in a refugee camp in the southern Lebanese city of Sidon, leaving 10 people dead and 15 wounded. Ein el Hilweh, a community of 60,000 Palestinian refugees, became a battleground as followers of the militant Hamas and Islamic Jihad movements, which oppose Arafat's peace accord with Israel, fought Arafat loyalists with AK-47 assault rifles and grenade launchers. The Arafat loyalists, led by Lt.
NEWS
July 28, 1993 | MICHAEL PARKS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
More than 100,000 Lebanese fled their villages Tuesday as Israeli warplanes and artillery intensified the bombardment of southern Lebanon on the third day of a campaign against pro-Iranian guerrillas. Residents of 70 farming villages and market towns adjacent to Israel's self-proclaimed "security zone" in southern Lebanon were forced from their homes as Israel stepped up its offensive to deny Hezbollah militia any ability to operate in the region.
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