ABC Evening News for Sunday, Jan 24, 1988
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(Studio: Sam Donaldson) Report introduced.
(Tunis, Tunisia: Pierre Salinger) Mtg. of Arab League in Tunisia to call for further support of Palestinians in Israeli-occupied territories reported; details given, scenes shown from meeting [PLO leader Yasir ARAFAT - says waves of uprising will continue] Setting up of committee to convince United Nations Sec. Council to push Israel out of area reported; call for international United Nations conference on Middle East noted. [ARAFAT - says United States must act.]
(Studio: Sam Donaldson) Efforts by Israeli forces in area to calm crisis reported Report introduced.
(Tel Aviv, Israel: Dean Reynolds) Confrontations between Israeli forces and Palestinians near Jerusalem and in Gaza reported; details given, scenes shown of Palestinians returning to work in Israel and of unrest. Efforts of Israeli troops to break Palestinian commercial strike reported; roughing up of ABC News camera crew by Israelis shown. Restrictions imposed on journalist Hanna Seniora detailed. [Israeli cabinet minister Haim BAR-LEV - says no beatings take place.] Criticism of Israeli policy in area reported [Union of American Hebrew Congregations president Alexander SCHINDLER - opposes policy of beating civilians.]