From the report by an Israeli commission of inquiry on the killing of civilians at two Palestinian refugee camps in Beirut:
We would like to note here that we will not enter at all into the question of indirect responsibility of other elements besides the state of Israel. One might argue that such indirect responsibility falls, inter alia, on the Lebanese army, or on the Lebanese government to whose orders this army was subject, since despite Major Gen. Drori's urgings in his talks with the heads of the Lebanese army, they did not grant Israel's request to enter the camps before the Phalangists or instead of the Phalangists, until (Sept. 19, 1982).
It should also be noted that in meetings with U.S. representatives during the critical days, Israel's spokesmen repeatedly requested that the United States use its influence to get the Lebanese army to fulfill the function of maintaining public peace and order in West Beirut, but it does not seem that these requests had any result. One might also make charges concerning the hasty evacuation of the multi-national force by the countries (the United States, France and Italy) whose troops were in place until after the evacuation of the terrorists. We will also not discuss the question of when other elements besides Israeli elements first learned of the massacre, and whether they did all they could to stop it or at least to immediately bring the reports in their possession to Israeli and other elements.
We do not view it as our function to discuss these issues, which perhaps should be clarified in another framework; we will only discuss the issue of Israel's indirect responsibility, knowing that if this responsibility is determined, it is not an exclusive responsibility laid on Israel alone.