A civil war between Druze and Christians in Mount Lebanon where large massacres of Christians at Deir al-Qamar, Hasbaya, Rashaya and elsewhere took place. Conflict spilled over to Damascus where Druze and Sunni Muslim paramilitary groups organized pogroms against Christian residents and refugees; 326 villages, 560 churches, 28 colleges, 42 convents, and 9 other religious establishments were completely destroyed. Many Druze and Muslims were also killed during the conflict.
Hula, located in Lebanon, was captured on October 24 by the Carmeli Brigade of the Israel Defense Forces without any resistance. The women and children were expelled, most of the men aged between 15 and 60 were shot. In total between 35 and 58 men were executed in a house which was later blown up on top of them.
27 Palestinian civilians travelling in a bus in the Ain el Rummaneh area of Beirut were killed by Christian Phalangists in initial attack, many more people were killed in subsequent fighting in other areas of the city
106 Killed - 116 injured; 106 Lebanese Civilians taking refuge at a UN compound were killed by artillery shells fired by the Israeli Defence Force. Israel immediately expressed regret for the attacks, saying that Hezbollah militants had been the target and that the compound was hit "due to incorrect targeting based on erroneous data." The subsequent UN report indicated that the shelling was unlikely to be a mistake.
28 civilians were killed when the Israeli Air Force carried out an air strike on a three-story residential building in al-Khuraybah near the South Lebanon village of Qana. Israel expressed regret for the attacks and accused Hezbollah, the intended target, of shooting rockets at Israel from the vicinity and of using Lebanese civilians as human shields.