Arrival of Irish troops to Tibnin
Interviewed for MAOHP - 06/03/2018
Reference Code: IE_MA_MAC_006_MAOHP_0026_A
Bassima Fawaz speaks about her childhood, growing up in the village of Tibnin with one older sister and two younger brothers. She recalls after the United Nations came to Lebanon some Irish officers came to her family home and asked her father if they could rent out part of the house. She remembers the house suddenly being full of soldiers and recalls her mother feeding them. 'I have to feed those people, they are so young, so hungry.' Irish troops rented her family home until 2000.