Declassified Minutes Reveal Ariel Sharon Feared Genocide Charges Over Israel's Role in Sabra and Shatila

Notes from 1983 cabinet meeting show former defense minister was concerned that the entire government, including Prime Minister Menachem Begin, would be accused of genocide in the massacres at Sabra and Shatila refugee camps in Lebanon if the Kahan commission's findings were accepted.

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Ariel Sharon feared charges of genocide and demands for compensation following the first Lebanon War, state archives have revealed.