I was just reading about the infamous Sabra and Shatila massacre (this horrendous event celebrated its birthday the day after 9/11, but is much less talked about) and learned about a great man: Sean McBride, one of the founding figures of Amnesty International. He chaired on the 1982 independent commission that concluded that the Israeli authorities or forces were, directly or indirectly, responsible. The year after, an Israeli commission reached the same conclusion.
This ex-IRA leader received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1974.
Seán MacBride (26 January 1904 – 15 January 1988) was an Irish government minister and prominent international politician as well as a Chief of Staff of the IRA.
Rising from a domestic Irish political career, he founded or participated in many international as well asnon-governmental organizations of the early 20th century, including the United Nations, the Council of Europe, and Amnesty International. He received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1974, the Lenin Peace Prizefor 1975–76, and the UNESCO Silver Medal for Service in 1980.