ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Dec 30, 1987
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Incidents of violence in Israel reported Possibility Israel will deport Palestinians involved in recent unrest despite opposition from United States reported Report introduced.
(Gaza Strip: Dean Reynolds) Mood of Palestinians in Israeli-occupied territories reported; details given, scenes shown. Issue of deportation of Palestinians, said by Israel to belong to PLO, detailed. [Israeli ambassador to UN Benjamin NETANYAHU - says can't bargain with PLO.] Tour of area by defense min, Yitzhak Rabin reported; scenes shown. [Former Gaza mayor Rashid ASHAWA - comments.] Continuing problems with occupation in Palestinian areas detailed.
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Long history of Israel's deportation of Palestinians to Jordan and Lebanon since Arab-Israeli war of 1967 reviewed; details given, scenes shown. [Villanova Univ. Dr. Ann LESCH - discusses impact of fear of deportation on Palestinians.] [RABIN - says deportation used to cope with terrorism.] Deported Palestinians noted to be those in leadership positions. [W. Bank data base project spokesperson Meron BENVENISTI - says Israel not ready to consider Palestinians as entity.] New leadership among Palestinians described; PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) mentioned. Attachment of Palestinians to homeland noted.