ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Dec 23, 1987
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(Studio: Richard Threlkeld) Report introduced.
(Jerusalem, Israel: Dean Reynolds) Arrest of Palestinians by Israeli forces attempting to control protests and violence in occupied territories reported; details given, scenes shown. Stmt. by Israeli defense minister Yitzhak Rabin that stronger means would be used to put down Palestinian uprising. [Knesset member Dedi ZUCKER - responds.] Worldwide criticism, include that of President Reagan, of role of Israeli military in unrest reported; United Nations resolution condemning Israel noted. [Israel foreign ministry spokesperson Ehud GOL - responds to critics.]
(DC: John McWethy) Criticism by United States of Israeli's handling of unrest in W. Bank and Gaza reported [State Department spokesperson Phyllis OAKLEY - opposes use of lethal force; calls for better conditions in area.] History of Gaza and West Bank reviewed; map shown; control of area by Egypt and Jordan until 1967 and by Israel afterwards noted. [Carnegie Endowment spokesperson Geoffrey KEMP - says only Israel can solve area's problems.] [American Jewish Congress spokesperson Henry SIEGMAN - discusses problem of future violence.] [Georgetown Univ. Michael HUDSON - says Israel must consider long-term.] Possible impact of unrest on Israeli pols. and Prime Min. Yitzhak Shamir detailed.
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