30 years have passed since the Israeli occupation forces and their Lebanese allies of Al Kataeb- the phalanges, the Lebanese Forces, Saad Haddad militias and others did the massacre in Sabra and Shatila during thre days 15-17 Sep. 1982… The savage way the murderers used with killing the children, women, old and young people has chocked and forced every body to condemned that crime. Since years more solidarity was expressed through more delegations and friends from everywhere in the world are coming every year to share the Palestinians and Lebanese victims’ families of Sabra and Shatila refugee camp… This year for the first time there was two programs to the commemoration;
The first program has concentrated mostly on tour visits and meetings program for seven days, only 2 hours in Shatila camp, which make the Shatila people are not part of the program.
The second program was an initiative of the political, social and popular organization of Shatila camp with the martyrs families to organize their commemoration program;
– Evening walk with candles on 17th Sep. in accompany with the international guests delegations who stayed in the camp to the martyrs cemetery.
– A popular march to the Martyrs Cemetery on 18th Sep.
– An exhibition with the martyrs photos in front of CYC in Shatila camp.
Although every body has thanked and appreciated the solidarity of the international friends, and their voices of calling for a just trails to all the criminals who were responsible and involved in the inhumanity crimes against civilians and innocent people . But the complains was about the organizer of FOR NOT TO FORGET, who want to be the owner of the occasion and turn it to tourism program and meetings in 5 stars hotels far from the daily life of the Massacre people and its place. CYC and all Shatila camp people and associations are thanking the international friends from Italy, Australia, Slovenia, Turky, France and United States who stayed in the camp and shared the people the commemoration and their life conditions.
On 23- 26 July 2012 and in coordination with UNRWA Organization, CYC has participated with 20 children of football team (boys and girls) in 4 days football training course which was run by Manchester City UK team. The course has ended in Dbayeh camp with celebration and providing a certificate to each participants of CYC and GCC Dbayeh.