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Israel / Violence / Abu Jihad Assassination #115020

ABC Evening News for Saturday, Apr 16, 1988
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(Studio: Barry Serafin) Many Palestinians reported killed in Israeli-occupied territories in wake of assassination of PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) leader Abu Jihad. Report introduced.

(Algiers, Algeria: Pierre Salinger) Assassination of Abu Jihad at his home in Tunis, Tunisia, by commando team reported; details given, scenes shown of house Profile of Abu Jihad, right-hand man of Yasir Arafat, given; scenes shown. Abu Jihad's role in recent hijacking of bus in Israel and in attack on Israeli athletes in Munich during 1972 Olympics Games recalled; scenes shown. PLO reported accusing Mossad, Israeli secret police, of organizing killing. Hijackers of Kuwaiti airplane reported blaming Israel and US. Possibility that assassination may have been carried out by PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) faction or by Abu Nidal noted.

(Tel Aviv, Israel: Dean Reynolds) Carnage in Israeli-occupied territories reported; scenes shown of confrontation in Nablus between Israeli soldiers and stone-throwing Palestinians. Palestinians' response to Abu Jihad's assassination shown; scenes shown of confrontations in Ramallah and Gaza. [PALESTINIAN - says Israelis did it.] [Palestinian journalist Hanna SENIORA - suspects Israel.] [Israeli army spokesperson Ranaan GISSIN - says can't say who did it.]

Reynolds, Dean;
Salinger, Pierre;
Serafin, Barry

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