The British Foreign Office has recently declassified documents that allegedly prove that Israel sold weapons to Argentina during the 1982 Falklands War between the Argentine military dictatorship and the UK.
Israel sold weapons and equipment to Argentina at the height of the 1982 Falklands War, British media reported Wednesday following the release of newly declassified U.K. Foreign Office files by the British National Archives.
According to the de-classified cache of government papers, the Argentine military junta were sold arms that were then used against the British in the 1982 war.
The 1982 Lebanon War, also known as the Operation Peace of the Galilee, was a brutal and bloody three-month conflict between forces and the Palestinian Liberation Organization (), and forces.
The 1982 Lebanon War, called by Israel the Operation Peace of the Galilee, and later colloquially also known in Israel as the First Lebanon War, began on 6 June 1982, when the Israel Defense Forces invaded southern Lebanon.
20th Century Battlefields - 1982 Falklands War
The 1982 Lebanon war was part of the and the . It began on 6 June 1982. called it Operation Peace for Galilee. It was later known as the Lebanon war or First Lebanon war. The war started when the (IDF) . On 3 June 1982 the organization, , tried to Israel's to the , . They did it in to hurt the PLO's . At the time, however, Israel believed it was the PLO behind the attempt. The of the ambassador was the that caused Israel’s of .
As a primary school student in Buenos Aires, I remember the indoctrinationwe were subjected to in geography lessons. We were asked to colorthe Argentina map in which the Falklands were drawn as a part of Argentina in a disproportionate large size eastof the Argentine coast. The fact that the islands are 100% populatedby (about 1800 of them then, and over 2300 today), who according to the Falkland Islands governmentofficial statements, was never mentioned to us. Virtuallyevery child in Argentina, to this very day, is made to believethat the islands are Argentine, the people living on the islandsare virtually non-existent (and if they do exist, they are notconsidered a party in the conflict) and that the so called"imperialistic injustice" ought to be settled. Considering this,it is of no surprise that the conflict becomes harder to resolvewith time, especially after the tragic events caused by the 1982 war.
Sabri Jiryis, Senior PLO advisor, says: "In my opinion the Palestinian people should award Sharon a prize for what he did for the Palestinian cause, especially in the 1982 war, the Lebanon war, and his raids on Beirut. In the beginning of the 1980's the PLO, the Palestinian movement, were based in Beirut, Lebanon, and they almost forgot about Palestine. And then Sharon came and threw the Palestinians out of there and didn't leave them any other place to go to. So we, the Palestinians, started to fight in the West Bank and Gaza."The 1982 Lebanon War was at first a conventional war up to and including when the PLO were expelled from Beirut. The war was limited by both Israel and Syria because they were determined to isolate the fighting, not allowing it to turn into an all-out war. Israeli forces were numerically superior, allowing Israel to maintain both the initiative and an element of surprise. The Syrian Army fielded six divisions and 500 aircraft, while Israel used five divisions and two brigades, plus 600 aircraft. There were numerous other factions involved.