The truce depends to a great degree on him: an extremely rare photo--one of the PLO leaders, Yasser Arafat, at the table, apparently relaxed. He is much more serious in his office. The weeks which have just passed have been of capital importance for him--by confronting the Israeli Army, the Palestinians have shown that they have a striking force no one suspected they had. The truce, accepted by both sides, would seem to be a highly fragile one, and Yasser Arafat holds in hand one of the wicks which might be lighted at any moment to explode the Lebanese powder keg. In spite of the truce, there have been sporadic bombings here and there, like lingering echoes of the fierce fighting that characterized the end of July. Beirut, July 28, 1981

1981
Image: 29.5 x 21 cm (11 5/8 x 8 1/4 in.)
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The truce depends to a great degree on him: an extremely rare photo--one of the PLO leaders, Yasser Arafat, at the table, apparently relaxed. He is much more serious in his office. The weeks which have just passed have been of capital importance for him--by confronting the Israeli Army, the Palestinians have shown that they have a striking force no one suspected they had. The truce, accepted by both sides, would seem to be a highly fragile one, and Yasser Arafat holds in hand one of the wicks which might be lighted at any moment to explode the Lebanese powder keg. In spite of the truce, there have been sporadic bombings here and there, like lingering echoes of the fierce fighting that characterized the end of July. Beirut, July 28, 1981

The truce depends to a great degree on him: an extremely rare photo--one of the PLO leaders, Yasser Arafat, at the table, apparently relaxed. He is much more serious in his office. The weeks which have just passed have been of capital importance for him--by confronting the Israeli Army, the Palestinians have shown that they have a striking force no one suspected they had. The truce, accepted by both sides, would seem to be a highly fragile one, and Yasser Arafat holds in hand one of the wicks which might be lighted at any moment to explode the Lebanese powder keg. In spite of the truce, there have been sporadic bombings here and there, like lingering echoes of the fierce fighting that characterized the end of July. Beirut, July 28, 1981

1981

Pénélope Chauvelot

(French)
France

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