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The Michigan Daily-Friday, September 17, 1982-Page 5

Arafat wants UN back in Beirut

From AP and UPI
ROME - PLO Chairman Yassar
Arafat said yesterday he wants the
hree-nation multinational
eacekeeping force to return to
Lebanon because of Israel's push into

west Beirut.
At a 40-minute news conference,
Arafat said "there is a responsibility on
the part of the French, Italian and U.S.
international forces, which were the

Israel to stay in Beirut

(Continued from Page 1)
In Washington, the State Department
delivered a statement to Israeli Am-
bassador Moshe Arens condemning the
sraeli action, calling it a violation of
the cease-fire agreemtn secured Aug.
20 by U.S. envoy Philip Habib.
The agreement which provided for
the removal of 14,000 Palestinian and
Syrian fighters from Beirut said a
cease-fire "will be scrupulously obser-
ved by all in Lebanon."
"There is no justification for con-
tinued Israeli presence in west Beirut,"
State Department spokesman John
Hughes. "We are calling for an im-
*mediate Israeli withdrawal."
The independent newspaper An
Nahar, which has kept its own count of
the roughly 48,000 casualties resulting
from this summer's Israeli invasion,
said a preliminary survey of Thur-

sday's attack showed 28 people were
killed and50 others wounded.
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reason that I left Beirut."
"The international forces have the
responsibility to protect the civilians in
Beirut, its women and children," said
Arafat.
THE PALESTINIAN leader said he
asked Italian Foreign Minister Emilio
Colombo on Wednesday for the return
of the Italian troops to Beirut.
"Colombo informed me that he was in
contact with France and the United
States and would continue to follow
closely this extremely dangerous
situation," Arafat said.
In Washington, U.S. State Depar-
tment spokesman John Hughes read an
official statement calling on Israel to
withdraw the troops from west Beirut,
saying it was a "clear violation of the
cease-fire understanding."
THE MULTI-national force left
Lebanon last week after the completion
of the evacuation of Arafat and 8,000
Palestinian guerrillas and allied
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was agreed to because of PLO concerns
that Moslems in west Beirut might be
subject to Israeli or Lebanese Christian
militia attacks after the PLO fighters
withdrew.
The Israelis started advancing on
West Beirut Wednesday after the an-
nouncement that Lebanese President-
elect Bashir Gemayel, a Christian
militia leader, was killed in a bombing.
Eliahu Ben-Elissar, chairman of
parliament's Foreign Affairs and
Defense Committee, said that without
Gemayel's leadership, Israel feared the
Lebanese army would not have the
strength to regain control of west
Beirut from leftist militias and PLO
guerrillas who never left.
A source in Jerusalem said Israel
suspected that up to 2,500 PLO fighters
obtained counterfeit Lebanese identity
papers to stay in west Beirut after the
mass PLO withdrawal last month.
"With Beshir's death," the source
said, "We had to mop up the rest of
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Thieves loot house on
Hill St.
More than $2,000 worth of merchan-
dise was stolen from a house on Hill St.
early yesterday morning, police said.
The thief gained entry by forcing open a
window and stole $2,300 worth of goods
including a turntable, amplifiers, tur-
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speed bicycle, two backpacks full of
books, clothing, $23 in cash, and a pair
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TV taken on Packard
A home on the 700 block of Packard
was broken into Monday at noon, and a
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