From 1975 to 1990, Lebanon experienced internal communal violence between militias organized along confessional lines. Other States deployed forces in Lebanon during this period, some at the request of the Lebanese government which sought to stabilise the situation. In the 1970s, the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) relocated armed units from Jordan to southern Lebanon which it used as a base for operations against Israel. This resulted in Israeli incursions in 1978 (Operation Litani) and 1982 (Operation Peace for Galilee).1Operation Litani resulted in the...
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