ABC Evening News for Saturday, Apr 02, 1988
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(Studio: Barry Serafin) Report introduced.
(Bethlehem, West Bank: Barrie Dunsmore) Intensive confrontations between Palestinians and Israeli forces in West Bank and Gaza reported; scenes shown of unrest in Bethlehem on eve of Secretary of State George Shultz's peace mission to region. [In Gaza Strip, Israeli patrol LDR. - describes shooting Palestinian.] Opposition from both sides to Shultz plan reiterated.
(Rome, Italy: Jeanne Meserve) Pope John Paul II reported backing Shultz's peace plan; scenes shown from Rome. [SHULTZ - says he's glad to go to Middle East with Pope's blessing.] Pope's actions in support of Palestinians' cause recalled. [Italian foreign minister Giulio ANDREOTTI - (thru translator) says solution to problems in Israeli-occupied territories won't come in few days.] Shultz's expectations noted. [SHULTZ - says there is an answer.] Shultz's upcoming tour of Middle East previewed.
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