1972 Israeli air raid in Syria and Lebanon

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1972 Israeli air raid in Syria and Lebanon
Part of Operation Wrath of God
Date 8 September 1972
Location Palestinian refugee camps in Syria and Lebanon
Result Israeli victory
Belligerents
Israel Israel State of Palestine 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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