Milana al-Burji, 70, speaks in the Palestinian refugee camps of Sabra in Beirut on Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014. (The Daily Star/Hasan Shaaban)
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News of former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's death was greeted with delight in the Palestinian refugee camps of Sabra and Shatila Saturday, where the memory of massacre still prevails in the minds of many.Walid said his first reaction to Sharon's death was joy, a sentiment shared by most Palestinians and Lebanese interviewed in the camps, where the Israeli figure is widely considered to be responsible for the carnage wrought by Christian militias during the Lebanese Civil War in September of 1982 .Sabra and Shatila were under Israeli control when Kataeb fighters launched the attack against Palestinians to avenge the death of their assassinated leader Bashir Gemayel.The elderly Milana al-Burji, 70, a Lebanese living in Sabra, is unsure if the death of Sharon should be greeted with delight.Milana recalled how she had waited anxiously outside the camp, which had been sealed off during the massacre.
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