Survivors of a 1982 massacre of Palestinians in Lebanon appeared in a Belgian court to argue that Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon was guilty of crimes against humanity for his role in the killings. Belgian laws permit the country’s courts to try individuals for war crimes committed abroad. If the Belgian judge decides to press charges, Sharon could be arrested if he enters Belgium.
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