how did the civil war in lebanon happen in 1975 who started it and what was the reason for the war?
thanks for the websites but i read them and i really dont understand each website has different things but they add up to the war. i know how the war started but i still dont know who started it if any1 could help please do so thank you so much
- InvestorLv 51 decade agoFavorite Answer
It goes back to the problem Palestinian organizations had with King Hussein of Jordan.
The Lebanese left wing parties insisted on harboring the Palestinian organizations. So the Palestinians came to Lebanon & began to attack Israel from Lebanese soil. Israel responded & attacked them in Lebanon. One Lebanese Christian party (the Falang) got mad & decided to seek assistance from Israel to kick the Palestinians out. Other Lebanese parties got mad & tried to oppose Israel’s intervention. Some decided to seek the assistance of Syria, others got assistance from other countries. Different parties had different agenda & had assistance from different country, who shares common interest.
It became a miniature world war. The world superpowers (the US, France, the USSR, & others) supported some parties. Regional powers (Israel, Syria, Iraq, Iran, Libya) supported some parties. Some times one country support more than one party & some times one party get help from more than one country. The fighting factions changed alliance during the war. But the Lebanese civilians were the greatest victims.
- JosephineLv 71 decade ago
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