ABC Evening News for Saturday, Feb 14, 1987
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(Studio: Kathleen Sullivan) Report introduced.
(Damascus, Syria: Jerry King) Islamic Jihad for the Liberation of Palestine, in statement published in Beirut newspaper and accompanied by photograph of hostage Robert Polhill, reported suspending its negotiations for release of Beirut Univ. profs. held hostage; details given, scenes shown. [Amal leader Nabih BERRI - supports organization's move.] Berri's effort to negotiate release of United States hostages and Palestinians held prisoner in Israel in exchange for Israeli pilot he holds noted. [BERRI - won't proceed with talks unless Arabs held in Israel are part of deal.] Implications of statement released by Islamic Jihad, accompanied by photograph of hostage Terry Anderson, denying it had kidnapped Lebanese negotiator Jean Obeid considered. Contd. plight of Palestinians trapped in Beirut refugee camp by Berri's militia discussed.
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