Committee of Support of the Lebanese
In Enforced Exile in Israel,
Claude Hajjar.



South Lebanon- south lebanese army”

From 1975 to 2005, Lebanon lost definitely its Prosperity, Stability, Sovereignty, Independence and Freedom.

But the pattern of harassment, kidnappings and assassinations by PLO operatives and Syrians in Palestinian uniforms had been ongoing since the mid-1960, when the PLO was founded, long before the events of 1968-1969 and 1975.
Prior to the founding of the PLO, Syria's rejection of Lebanon's right to exist made it interfere in Lebanese affairs whenever it could: On September 12, 1957 and May 3-8, 1958, when a contingent of Internal Security Forces (ISF) was attacked and its members killed in Deir El Ashayer; when 200 Syrian soldiers attacked and occupied the village of Kfarchouba, in south Lebanon, killing the villagers and an officer; and when 5 customs officers were assassinated in cold blood at Masnaa, the crossing point at the Lebanese-Syrian borders.

From June to December 1958 the Lebanese army lost 35 soldiers.

Since that period, Palestinians/Syrians/ and later Syrian/Iranian agents kidnapped, tortured, massacred, assassinated, slaughtered, raped and booby-trapped hundreds of Innocent civilians, members of clergy, and Lebanese Army soldiers in the South, like in all the areas of Lebanon.

In the South they attacked the villages of Jezzine, Kfarfalouss, Naqura, Bint Jbeil, Marjaayoun, Qoleiaa, Hasbaya, Debil, Deir Mimass, Ain El Mir, Roum, Anan, Shuwaya, Labaa, Rmeish, Kfarhouna, Aramta, Rihane, Ain Ebel, Beit Lif, Tebnine, Bkassine, Aytoula, El Taybeh, Sabbah, Houla and other regions of the South. They burned down and razed to the ground houses, churches, schools, the only two available hospitals, and entire villages to occupy the remaining (8%) Lebanese territory that was still in 2000 free from the Syrian/Palestinian/Iranian occupation, in order to undermine the state of lull between Lebanon and Israel, forcing Lebanon to remain until this day, the only active war front against Israel, under their unique control (From Fattah Land to Hezbo Land).

An Officer of the South Lebanon Army reported to the media that between 1978 and 2000, 621 soldiers and 200 civilians were killed and assassinated, while 230 soldiers and 80 civilians were maimed. It was later confirmed that the overall number reached up to 1630 victims.


The Lebanese Army units that were officially dispatched to the South in 1976, known as the SLA (South Lebanon Army), were composed as a start of a nucleus of 600 regular Lebanese Army soldiers. In 1978, they were cut off from the central government of Beirut by the PLO and by renegade units of the Lebanese Army called "The Arab Army of Lebanon" under the command of the deserter Lieutenant Ahmed Al Khatib, but the South Lebanese Army remained on the payroll of the Lebanese Army of Yarzé and the government until May 2000.
When the Syrian completed the takeover of the country in 1990, they remained loyal to the pledge of defending their country for decades, even after their own government that was under Syrian control branded them as the enemy.
The Commanding officers were officially designated by the Beirut Government and included over the years Saad Haddad, Sami Chidiac, and Antoine Lahad.

The number of soldiers reached 3000 and up to 5000 at the peak of their Victory.
The inhabitants of the region joined the South Lebanon Army to defend their regions against Syro/Palestino/Iranian invasions; the same way as the “ANSARS” did when they joined Prime Minister, General Michel Aoun in Baabda for the war of Liberation in 1989.

In 1976, the South Lebanese Army was also known by its first name as « The Army of the
Free Lebanon” (Jeych Lebnaan el Horr).

The Command of the Lebanese Army in Yarzé by its Army Commander General Hanna Said and the Ministry of Defense issued and signed a military communiqué in 1976, assigning Major Saad Haddad to the Command of the South Lebanon Army.
He was appointed Commander of the Division of Al Qoleiaa (Qaed Qatibet al Qoleiaa) and the villages of Qoleiaa, Bourj El Moulouq, Qawqaba, Rmeich, Debil, Ain Ebel and Jdeidet Marjaayoun. The Missions assigned to that command included the command functions of

Major Saad Haddad was also assigned to represent the Government in the South for all diplomatic contacts with the United Nations’ envoys.

Between 1979 and 1982, the Syrians pressured and forced President Elias Sarkis to charge Major Saad Haddad and its Army of high treason, starting by cutting off their pay.
The pressure became more intense when the Syrians’ conspiracy to send to the South a Lebanese Army division, called Qawqaba, in order to attack and replace the South Lebanon Army, failed. The refusal of Major Saad Haddad to collaborate with the Syrians by correspondence or direct contacts only worsened the situation and increased the Syrians’ menace.
Kurt Valdheim and Larskin from the UNIFIL, who were called to keep official contacts ongoing with Major Saad Haddad, unveiled and publicly criticized the Lebanese Government for using a double and confusing position towards Saad Haddad and the United Nations..

After General Hanna Said’s departure, the Army Commander General Victor Khoury, signed and addressed an official military communiqué (Muzzaqaret El Khedme El Rasmiyeh) to Major Saad Haddad in order to validate the continuity of his functions in the South. All official correspondence that occurred between them, were being addressed as, “From the Army Commander General Victor Khoury to Commander of Al Sharqi Division, Major Saad Haddad…”

After the death of Major Saad Haddad in January 1984, the Command of the Army along with President Camille Chamoun’s support appointed retired General, Antoine Lahad, as Commander of the South Lebanese Army.

The Command of the Army has been paying salaries since 1976 and up until the year 2000, with the exception of a few years dating from 1979 to 1982.
Moreover, whenever the roads between Marjaayoun and Beirut were shut down and other means of transportation were quite impossible for the disposition of salaries, the officer in charge, assigned by the Command of the Army of Yarzé, was entering Marjaayoun by sea through the port of Haifa in Israel.

Following the Presidential instruction, the South Lebanese Army opened the road to Israel for the sole purpose of survival and humanitarian reasons (lack of hospitals, starvation, illnesses….) and in no case as a means of collaboration.
President Sleiman Franjiyeh gave the instruction and the right to use the only opened door to Israel. He had no other alternatives than, either to leave the Southerners die and give in to diseases, injuries, starvation…or to save them, allowing them to access Israel’s borders. President Franjieh based his choice uniquely on a conscientious perspective.

President Camille Chamoun encouraged and congratulated publicly the bravery of the South Lebanese Army through its Commander, “Thank to Major Saad Haddad and his Army, the South will not face the same destiny as other regions like Damour, Jiyyeh, Saaidiyet did… the Genocide and the total Exodus”…



1. Mansour Khalil 7. Abdel Hassan S. Hassan 13. Awada Wafic
2. Akanen Ali 8. Fakih Mohammad 14. Abbass Adel
3. Alik Samih 9. Hijazy Fouad 15. Shour Salah
4. Droubi Hassan 10. Kassem Ali Hussein 16. Farhat Hussein

5. Marmar Ali

11. Taoube Bahige 17. Assayed Mohammad Mustafa
6. Mustafa Yasser 12. Mawwassi Abed  


Today, the rest of them in Enforced Exile have to pay the price of their acts, acts of loyalty, honor, dignity and patriotism.

Today, they are called to stand before the “Justice”!
What kind of Justice is that? What kind of Justice dares to persecute, arrest, trial or even face for one second those who fought like Heroes, like Patriots?

Do we also have to thank them for not labeling them any longer as “Traitors” and consider it as an act of Mercy???

Abu Samira, a 70-year-old man, and 65-year Ramez Boulos, from Qoleiaa, both died under torture and from ill-treatment, in the year 2000 after they surrendered. Abu Samira died in Oberly’s Jail; Ramez Boulos succumbed home after they departed him agonizing from ill-treatment, in Roumieh’s prison;

Hundred of Southerners, civilians, soldiers and entire Families


It is true that their fate is in God’s hands but it is also in yours.
Do not keep silent, let the truth explode…Let them rest in peace…

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I sincerely regret not having listed all the victims and martyrs’ names. All the names appearing in this compilation were obtained from newspaper reports, archives, witness accounts, friends or families sources and Lebanese in Israel website, “

Akl Hashem (Officer - Debil, January 1, 2000).
Akiki (PVT - Debil, January 31, 2000).
Fawzi El Saghir (PVT - September 28, 1999).
Milia Naaman Rashed (72 years old - Jezzine).
Maroun Neehme Neehme (67 years old Qoleiaa).
Salima Neehme (60 years old - Qoleiaa).
Youssef Massoud Rizk (Jezzine - August 20, 1976).
Tanios El Tenn (Rmeish - September 1976).
Hanne Michael El Haddad (Ain Ebel - July 1976)
Michael El Haddad (Ain Ebel - July 1976).
Joseph El Haddad (Ain Ebel - July 1976).
Mona Youssef Chbat (Ain Ebel - September 1975).
Youssef Tanios Salloum (Ain Ebel - June 1977).
Youssef Gerges Nassif (Debil - February 1977).
Boutros Michael El Akh (Ain Ebel - September 1975).
George Gerges (Jezzine, April 1998).
Tony Kfoury (Rashaya - March 6, 1985).
Mustafa Khalil (Zoghdraya-Sidon - June 6, 1985).
Abdel Raouf El Hajj (Sidon - June 30, 1985).
Mahmoud Hafouda (Sidon - June 30, 1985).
Sleiman El Asmar (Sidon - August 30, 1985).
Maroun Matar (January 22, 1986).
Wadih Moussa (Jabal Safi - February 14, 1986).
Philip Moussa (Jabal Safi - February 14, 1986).
Khalil Trabulsi (Ayneta - February 17, 1986).
Jihad Saykali (Rihane - June 20, 1986).
Antoine Abu Ghannam (Yater Road - June 15, 1986).
Assaad Moussa (Labaa-Kfarfalouss-Ain El Mir - June 19, 1986).
Edgard Hakim (Darb El Sim - June 20, 1986).
Dani Najm (Sabbah-Jezzine - July 5, 1986).
Lucien Estephan (Tallet Sejod - August 10, 1986).
Khalil El Jellad (Tallet Sejod - September 18, 1986).
Joseph Youssef (Tallet Sejod - September 18, 1986).
Elie Youssef (Anan Kfarfalouss - June 1986).
Charbel Kassouf (Jabal Safi - April 1987).
Jad Morkos (Anan-Kfarfalouss - September 1987).
Youssef Matta (Jabal Safi - October 1991).
Tony Hourani (Ain Majdalain-Jezzine - May 1992).
Tony Bakhos (Kroum el Arz-Jezzine - October 1995).
Assaad Nammour (Sabbah-Bkassine - September 1996).
Hussein El Fkih (Sabbah-Bkassine - September 1996).
Selim Risha (Roum-Bessry - December 1996).
Samir Youssef Roumiyeh (Kfarhouna - March 1997).
George Gerges (Jezzine- April 1998).
Roukoz Roukoz (Ain Majdalain-Jezzine - September 1998).
Joseph Chamoun (Ain Majdalain-Jezzine - September 1998).
Two students (Anan-Roum Road - 1988).
Two students (Kfarhouna-Jezzine - 1997).
Ezzat Elias Julien, his mother, wife and three (3) children (Qoleiaa).
Keyrouz Barakat (Officer).


Akl Hashem
Ali Marmar
Ali Qassem
Ali mahmoud
AbdEl Nabi bazzi
Antoun salloum
Adel Abbass
Akl melhem
Ali zein el din
Antoine Abu ghanem
Abboud hammoud
Abbas koussan
Abdel hassan mwassi
Ahmad SalamE
Abdallah Atweh
Abdallah miyasseh
Abdallah mahmoud
Abbas abbas
Ali loubwani
Abbas tourmos
Ali Ghodban
Ali qassem

Ahmad Saad
Aniess Assaf
Abdallah Mustafa
Assass Khiami
Ali Hamade
Abbas Hammoud
Ali Beydoun
Ahmad Nassrallah
Albert Agnatis
Ahmad El daaboul
Ali Younes
Ayoub El haddad
Ahmad Madani
Assad Harfouch
Attef Chedid
Assad Alloud
Ashraf El qader
Ayman Abdallah
Afif El chuffi
Aziz Khalili
Antoine Frem
Ali Ramadan
Anwar Hamad
Ali Qassem
AbdEl Rahim Abu Eid
Asaad Nasser
Ali Zaher
Antoine HobeikA
Adel Madi
Abdel wahab Daher
Aline Elham
Assaad Nohra
Ali Salame
Ali Abu Qassem
Assaf El fhayli
Ali Hammoud
Ali Joumaa
Antoine Dia
Abed Abu samra
Ange El hajj
Antoine Julien
Abdallah Chahin
Ali Soueid

Bahij Touba
Bassam Saad
Bachir Hanna
Bachir El alam
Boutros El akh

Boulous Attieh
Bassam Hanna
Bahiya El hajj
Boutros Louka
Bassam Nohra

Boulos Nehme
Boutros Rizk
Bassam Chamoun

Chabib El naddaf
Charbel El Amil
Charbel Younes
Chedid Ghaleb
clovis Attieh

Chafik Eid
Charbel El haddad
Charles Rizk
Chawki Abu mrad

Charbel El chaar
Chafik El assfour
Chady Abu ghayda
Chebli Abu chahla

Dany Al sheikh
Dany Fares

Dib Nassif
Daoud Chahine

Daher Salame
Daoud Kamel

Eid Chehad
Elias El hassrouni
Elias Hanna
Elias jubran
Elias Nassif
Elias Mansour
Elias Ajka
Elias Hanoun

Elias Farah
Elias Julien
Elias Matar
Elias Chedid
Elie Abu qassem
Edward Boutros
Elias Toubia
Elias m. Fares

Emile Aoun
Elias Markos
Elias El haj
Elias keserwani
Elie Abdo
Emile Amin

Faraj Kalash
Fayez Younes
Fadel Jaafar
Fayssal Fneich
Fady Saade
Fayez Julien
Fares Abu samra
Fares Toubia
Fouad Rizk
Fares Jabbour
Fouad Abu zeid
Fares N. Fares
Fady El zaybak
Fouaz Fouaz
Farid Abu diab
Fayez Abu hamadi
Fahed El harfouch
Fady Barakat
Fady Saraya
Fouad Younes
FAWZI EL sajir
Fares Fares
Fouad Hijazi
Farid Saaid

jaoudat Deghman
Joseph Abu arraj
George El hajj
Jihad Harb
George Massaad
Jamal Dakik
George Geadaa
Jihad louka
George Habboub
Jamal El sayyed
Geryiss Abboud
Jean Hatoum
George Sakr
Jihad Haydar
Geryis Khalil
Jean Chalhoub
George T. Abboud
Jamil Chaoul
Geryis Bassar
Joseph Daher
George Hanoun
Jihad Abu samra
Ghazi Awad
Jean Fouwaz
George Maroun
Jihad Saykali
George El haddad
Joseh El sheikh
George Abdoush
Jean El hajj
Ghazi Diab
Joseph Youssef
George Farah
Jean Roufayel
George Saad `
Jaoudat Soueid
George Abu mrad
Jihad Moussa
Ghassan Nohra
Ghassan Abu mrad
Geryes Azar
George Abu elia
Gaby kaabour
Gaby Abu farhat
Gilbert Jabbour
Geryis Estefan
George Jabbour
Galeb Khreis
George Saade
Geryis Abu kheir
George Kassas
Ghassan Rizk
Ghassan Al oud
Geryis El Hourani

Hussen Abdel nabi
Hussen Farhat
Hussen Mlakh
Hassan Droubi
Hasssan Dabja
Haydar El haddad
Hassan Saleh
Hassan Ewila
Hassan El s. hassan
Hassan Saab
Hussein Nakhle
Hussein Chahla
Hassan Ashur
Hanna El naddaf
Hassan Bassal
Hanna Sakr
Habib Nassif
Hayssam Oulayan
Hanna El khoury
Halim El hourany
Hamzah Serhan
Hassan Zaarour

Hussein Yehya
Hassan Fares
Hassan Serhan
Hussein Sleiman
Habib El halel
Hanna Tannous
Hanna Rizk
Hassan Chehade
Hassan Abu rafeh
Hussein Snan
Habib El hajj

Ibrahim El haddad
Issam Beydoun
Ibrahim Assaf
Ibrahim Khalil
Imad Attieh
Ismaeil Abbas
Ibrahim Hamid
Ibrahim Saaid
Issa Hanna
Ibrahim El akdouch
Ibrahim Atweh
Issam Krasen
Issam Ali sami
Inad Majid
Ismaeil Kamra
Ibrahim Abu kheir
Ibrahim El hayek
Ibrahim Chehade

Khalil El hourani
Khodr El hendi
Khaled El naddaf
Khalil Mansouri
Kamel Fayad
Khalil El jalad
Kamel El shartouni
Kamel Hussein
Khalil Hanna
Kassem El daaboul
Khaled Fneich
Khodr Al tawil
Khalil Rizk
Khristo Nistrof
Khairallah Salame
Khadiji Nour el din
Khalil Naamtallah
Khalil Gharibe
Khalil El rajraj
Khaled Betdini
Kamel Damouri

Loubnen Wanna    


Maroun El alam
Mustafa Al sayyed
Mohammad Fakih
Maroun Al karout
Massoud Bazzi
Maroun Matar
Mahmoud Ayoub
Mohammad Abd el Meneem
Mohammad Shit
Mosbah El attrash
Mohammad Yaacoub
Mahmoud Raslan
Mohammad Hussein
Mustafa Bedran
Miled Ghanouy
Mohammad Halawa
Mahdi Mahdi
Maroun Nassif
Mohammad Nassar
Mohammad Fakih
Moussa Abu elias
Maroun Fares
Malek Nassif
Miled Ghnatis
Maroun El hajj
Mufdi Abu sari
Mahmoud El yann
Mohammad Wahid
Mahmoud Srour
Mohammad Okayl
Mikhael El haddad
Monah Touma
Michel Fares
Mikhael El zaybak
Mikhael Ncoula
Maroun Nohra
Maroun Khleis
Mohammad Sleiman
Maroun Wehbeh
Mohssen Ibrahim
Maroun Milan
Maroun Hanna
Maroun Rizk
Mouhib El ghazel
Miled El hassbani
Mohammad Ghaleb El abdallah
Morkos M. Rizk
Moussa Abdallah
Maroun Nasser
Miled Saade
Mohammad Ramadan
Mohammad El anz
Merhej Chahin
Mustafa Al shufi
Mohammad Yassin
Mohammad El kaderi
Maher Ammach
Mounir Daaybes
Majid Ghachem
Michel Fares
Mustafa El khawli
Mikhael khoury
Mohssen ibrahim

Naiim Hanna
Nasri El hourani
Nassrat Khreish
Nabil andraos
Nabil Al joundi
Nasri Abu elias
Nabil Nassif
Naim Fares
Nazih El miligi
Nadim Kaboura
Nassib El hamra
Nohad El hajj
Nehme Faour
Nader El chufi
Nabih Abed el hay
Nabil Nasser
Nohad Saade
Nohra Nohra

Ossama Yassin Pierre Attieh Pierre Bowab

Rafik Mtanios
Rony Haddad
Rabah Abdallah
Raef El keserwani
Roufayel Roufayel
Rafik Tomeh
Raymond Mezher
Rafik Abu el ali
Rabih Nammour
Ramy El choufi
Rafik Abu hamad
Riyad Zrekta
Raymond el khoury
Roukouz Roukoz
Raji Ghanoum

Saad Haddad
Said El alam
Samih El eik
Saleh Chour
Salman Kashmer
Simon Tanios
Sami El nashash
Salame Salame
Souheil Abbas
Sami Kotaysh
Salem Aayoub
Said Felfeleh
Simon Antounian
Samir Khnafer

Salam El saadi

Salim Ahmad
Simon Anid
Salim El Chuffi

Salim Sakr
Said El naddaf
Sakr Sakr
Sami Abu samra
Said El khoumesi

Simon Tanios
Sara Ghanoum

Tanios Felfeleh
Tarif Taleb
Tannous Saad
Tanios Semaan
Tanios Karam
Tanios Abu hamad
Tanos Abu zeid
Tanios Elias
Tanios Zraet
Tanios Aoun
Tony Nohra
Tony Majid Nammour

Wafik Awada
Wissam Naiim
Wihab Faraj
Walid Kassab
Wissam Taha

Youssef Hanna
Youssef Younes
Yasser Mustafa
Youssef Salloum
Youssef Atweh
Youssef M. Al raai
Youssef Manssour
Yasser El jamal
Youssef k. Nassif
Youssef J. El raai
Youssef Hanna
Youssef Fares
Youssef Younes
Youssef El naddaf
Youssef Saaid
Younes Younes
Yehya Semaat
Youssef Younes
Youssef El sayed
Youssef Semaan
Youssef Nassif
Youssef Felfeleh
Yaacoub El hajj
Youssef Karam
Youhanna Kiyo
Youssef Boulos
Yaacoub Diab
Youssef Semaan
Youssef Roumieh
Youssef Mezher
Youssef Hamdan
Youssef Charaf el din

Ziad Ridan Ziad Abu dehen Zaynab Monder


(Translation of the Official Document)

Military CommuniquÉ:

« Ministry of National Defense – Army Command – Yarzé”
Number: 3860 /1 T
Classification: 323-1
Resolution: 22/ 3/ 1976
Issue: Creation of a military regrouping section
Distributed and Implemented: 14/ 8/ 1976
Signed: « General Hanna Saiid, Army Commander »


After the dissolution of the section established in the South and the distribution of the soldiers in their villages or their refuge to safer regions, a number of soldiers joined the District of Bent Jbeil or few villages for security matters.


21 – Create a regrouping quarter in the District of Bent Jbeil.

The Affiliation: Will be affiliated to the assembly of Qoleiaa

The Location: Town of Rmeish

Person in charge: Sergeant Commando, Samir el Hajj assisted by
Sergeant Hanna El Hajj.

The Members: The Soldiers present in Bent Jbeil District, the neighboring Districts
and those who did not join any assembly quarter yet.

- The soldiers from other quarters who wish to join it.

22 – The Administrative Control Directorate undertakes to facilitate the salary phase and food provision similar to those soldiers under Qoleiaa regrouping command.

3- The
Implementation :

Will take effect at the publication of this communiqué.

Al Yarzé, 14 / 8 / 1976
General Hanna Said, Army Commander.


Section, Barracks and Regrouping Quarters;
All Services located in the building of the Army Command;
(Unreadable) ??: “3”.


Army Communique