Search the Archive

Israel / Violence / Abu Jihad Assassination #115056

ABC Evening News for Monday, Apr 18, 1988
View other clips in this broadcast →

Material supplied by VTNA may be used for educational analysis or research only. Any editing, reproduction, publication, rebroadcast, public showing or public display may be prohibited by copyright laws.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Investigators reported concluding that Abu Jihad was assassinated in Tunis, Tunisia, by Israelis. Report introduced.

(W. Bank: Dean Reynolds) Public and private responses of Israel to killing of Abu Jihad reported [Israeli Prime Min. Yitzhak SHAMIR, Israeli foreign minister Shimon PERES, Israeli defense minister Yitzhak RABIN - have nothing to say about it.] Sources reported explaining commando raid by Mossad and defense forces; details given, scenes shown. [Terrorism expert Yossi OLMERT - says Abu Jihad was military head of PLO.] Abu Jihad's role in Mar. hijacking of Israeli bus and in Palestinian unrest in Israeli-occupied territories described; scenes shown. Intensification of confrontations between Israeli forces and Palestinians reported; scenes shown.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Funeral for Abu Jihad reported set to take place in Damascus, Syria; issue of differences between Yasir Arafat and Syrian leader Hafez al-Assad discussed. Report introduced.

(Tunis, Tunisia: Don Kladstrup) Mtg. of Tunisian interior minister with Arafat to express condolences about assassination of Abu Jihad reported; scenes shown. Announcement by Tunisian officials of lodging of complaint with United Nations about Israel's murder of Abu Jihad noted. Description of assassination given; diagram shown. [Daughter Imad JIHAD - describes details of incident.] [Widow Umm JIHAD - asks why husband was shot so many times.] Comments from PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) on lack of security measures quoted.

Reporter(s):
Jennings, Peter;
Kladstrup, Don;
Reynolds, Dean
Duration:
00:04:40

Note to sponsor members: The Vanderbilt Television News Archive video player requires a modern operating system and browser to work properly. If you are experiencing playback problems, check the minimum requirements and adjust your setup accordingly. After adjustments, if you continue to experience problems, please contact us.

Welcome! Above is the abstract of the item that you're interested in viewing from the Vanderbilt Television News Archive's collection. You have three options if you'd like to view this item:

  • You may request a loan of this video by registering on our website and placing an order.
  • You may visit the Television News Archive on the Vanderbilt campus to view on-site from the Archive's collection.
  • If you are associated with a college or university, you may ask your library if they would like to become a sponsor, which would give students and faculty at your institution the ability to view items from our collection.

If you believe that you are associated with a sponsoring college or university and have received this message in error, please let us know.