Soha Bechara, a Lebanese woman and a member of the Lebanese Communist Party, attempted to assassinate Antoine Lahad; chief of the South Lebanon Army (SLA) militia. The SLA fought alongside with Israel to take control over Lebanese territory and were provided by Israeli equipment and arms. She managed to shoot Lahad once in the shoulder and chest before he was rushed to the hospital. Bechara was held captive for 10 years in the infamous Khiam prison and was released in 1998.