ABC Evening News for Sunday, Mar 02, 1986
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(Studio: Sam Donaldson) Radical Palestinian orgs. headed by Abu Nidal and George Habash both reported claiming responsibility for murder of Nablus Mayor Zafir al-Masri.
(Nablus, Israel: Bob Zelnick) Assassination of West Bank mayor examined; scenes shown. [Israeli army chief of staff Moshe LEVI - will continue war against terrorism.] Al-Masri's background as Israeli-appointed mayor reviewed; opposition to him by Palestinian rejectionists despite support by Jordan's King Hussein noted. [Nablus political leader Said KANAN - fears Palestinians will suffer more from such self-destructive acts.]
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