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1972 Israeli air raid in Syria and Lebanon


1972 Israeli air raid in Syria and Lebanon

1972 Israeli air raid in Syria and Lebanon
Part of Operation Wrath of God
Date 8 September 1972
Location Palestinian refugee camps in Syria and Lebanon
Result Israeli victory
Israel PLO
Casualties and losses
None 65–200 killed

On 8 September 1972, Israeli planes bombed ten Syria and Lebanon as a response to the Munich massacre. Estimates of the number and identity of casualties vary widely, with several sources giving a figure as high as 200, including militants and civilians.[1][2][3][4]

The United States vetoed a UN resolution demanding a halt to the raids after the Soviet Union and China vetoed amendments that would have also applied the resolution to terrorist activities.[5]


  1. ^ Targeting Terrorists: A License to Kill? by Avery Plaw, Ashgate Publishing
  2. ^ One day in September: the full story of the 1972 Munich Olympics massacre
  3. ^,4309634
  4. ^,2140792&hl=en
  5. ^,1422119&hl=en
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