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Israel / Violence / Abu Jihad Assassination #115124

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Apr 20, 1988
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Mtg. of United Nations Sec. Council to consider blaming Israel for death of PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) leader Abu Jihad reported Report introduced.

(Damascus, Syria: Don Kladstrup) Funeral here for Abu Jihad featured; details given, scenes shown. Absence of Yasir Arafat from services because of his feud with Syrian President Hafez al-Assad noted. [Daughter Iman JIHAD - says father's death will unite Palestinians.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Death of another Palestinian in Israeli-occupied territories reported Report introduced.

(London, England: Pierre Salinger) Analysis of impact of assassination of Abu Jihad on situation in Middle East reported [Israeli journalist David LANDAU - comments on death of Abu Jihad; says incident could shore up Israel's credibility.] Possible negative consequences of killing of Abu Jihad for Israel examined. [Middle East specialist Miles COPELAND - discusses Abu Jihad's role as both terrorist and negotiator.] [Institute for Strategic Studies Heino KOPIETZ - says ardent street fighters will make bid for his position.] Vow by Arafat that Abu Jihad's death will be avenged reported

Jennings, Peter;
Kladstrup, Don;
Salinger, Pierre

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