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1972 Israeli air raid in Syria and Lebanon
Part of Operation Wrath of God
Date8 September 1972
LocationPalestinian refugee camps in Syria and Lebanon
Result Israeli victory
Israel Israel Palestinian territories PLO
Casualties and losses
None 65–200 killed

On 8 September 1972, Israeli planes bombed ten Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) bases in 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]


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