Gaza, ALRAY - Sabra and Shatila massacre would remain a curse on its perpetrators, member of Hamas's poliburo Ezzat Al-Resheq confirmed on Sunday.
Resheq said on his Facebook page on the 31st anniversary of the massacre that the Palestinian generations would never forgive the crimes of the Israeli occupation and its allies, stressing that the Palestinian people's blood would burn everyone shedding it.
Resheq criticized the Palestinian Authority's path of peace talks with the Israeli occupation despite 20 years of failure "resuming talks is only a desperate attempt to try and impose new defeatist solutions on the Palestinian people."
Between September 16-18, 1982, in the middle of Lebanon's civil war and a few months after Israel's invasion of the country, hundreds of members of the Phalange party - a Lebanese Christian militia - in collaboration with the Israeli army, slaughtered about between 700-3.500 Palestinian refugees, mostly women, children, and the elderly, in the Sabra and Shatila refugee camp located in Beirut.
The massacre came on the heels of the assassination of Bashir Gemayel, the leader of the Phalangists. The Phalangists wrongly blamed the Palestinians for the assassination, and executed the massacre as a reprisal attack with the Israeli army, who had invaded Lebanon to fight the Palestinians and supporters of the Palestinian cause.
Sabra and Shatila are two Palestinian refugee camps in Beirut.
Although even an Israeli government-appointed committee ruled that Israeli troops were involved and that then Defence Minister Ariel Sharon bore "personal responsibility" for the worst massacre in Palestinian history, justice has never been done.