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Israel / Violence / Gaza Strip / Israel Soldier's Death / President Restrictions #114521

ABC Evening News for Monday, Mar 21, 1988
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Death of Palestinian in Gaza and funeral service for Israeli soldier in Haifa, Israel, reported Report introduced.

(Jerusalem, Israel: Dean Reynolds) Question of whether or not death of Moshe Katz, first Israeli soldier killed in Israeli-occupied territories, is isolated incident featured; scenes shown. [Israeli journalist Aryeh GOOS, Palestinian journalist Saed GAZALI - discuss issue.] Reasons for Palestinians not using firearms discussed. [GAZALI - discusses what would happen during shooting war.] Incident of Jewish settler's van backing over Palestinian shown.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Barring of reporters from many areas of Israeli- occupied territories reported Report introduced.

(Ramallah, West Bank: John Laurence) Problems of journalists trying to cover conflict in region featured; details given, scenes shown of restrictions on television crews. Israeli forces reported allowed to stop television crews if their presence makes situation worse. [Mil. spokesperson General Ephraim LAPID - says media presence escalates incidents.] [Palestinian press service editor Ibrahim KAREEN - says Israelis don't want whole picture shown to world.] ["Jerusalem Post" Middle East editor Yehuda LITANI - says situation needs political remedy.] Israelis reported seeing television networks as weapons working against them.] [President of Israel Chaim HERZOG - says we must restrict weapons that are used against our existence.] Fact noted that not one of killings of 100 Palestinians was photographed by TV.

Jennings, Peter;
Laurence, John;
Reynolds, Dean

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