35 years ago today, Lebanese fascists, in collaboration with Israeli forces entered the Sabra and Shatila camp and massacred thousands of predominantly Palestinian residents over the course of 3 days.
Till this day, no serious attempt of accountability has been pursued against the perpetrators of all the hideous crimes that occurred in the massacre. Racism, specifically anti-Palestinian,discrimination, whether by Zionists or far-right Lebanese militias, is at the core of this crime. Unfortunately, similar tones of racism are still prevalent today against refugees in the country, whether Palestinian or Syrian.
Condemning this massacre as an isolated event is not enough without countering the overwhelming racist discourse in the country, as well as calling for the accountability of the perpetrators of this crime and the many other suppressed crimes of the Civil War. Otherwise, one cannot speak of conclusive justice for all the victims of the Civil War.