On Saturday, 11 March 1978, two civilian buses traveling along the coastal road were attacked by terrorists who had landed on the beach near Kibbutz Ma’agan Michael. On the arrival of the police and the army, the terrorists blew up the buses, killing an injuring dozens of people.

Following this brutal action, the Barak brigade entered the area of South Lebanon on 16 March. During one week, the brigade forces raided the area, destroying terrorist bases, cleansing villages and removing the terrorists’ hold on the area.

After 3 weeks in the area, the forces of the brigade returned to their bases in the Golan Heights.