GLOBAL CONNECTIONS: the Near/Middle East
June 6, 1982: Israel invades Lebanon, cutting off food and water in Beirut.

Israel invades Lebanon to drive out Yasser Arafat's Palestine Liberation Organization, which had been using the country as a base for anti-Israeli operations. The United States sends Marines to oversee the peaceful withdrawal of the PLO from the Lebanese capital, Beirut.

PBS Israeli-Lebanon Peace Deal /conflict/peace_sec2.html

Despite a peace deal brokered with its Arab neighbor Egypt, Israel's northern border with Lebanon remained a major trouble spot.

PBS Promises: A History of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

A 1974-88 timeline of events related to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict