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Israel / Palestinians / Sharif's Paper #117282

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Aug 10, 1988
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Stmt. by Israeli Prime Min. Yitzhak Shamir that Israel would stop any attempt to form Palestinian state in Israeli-occupied territories reported Rel. of PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) to Palestinians detailed. Report introduced.

(Israeli-occupied territories: Barrie Dunsmore) Objective of Palestinian state examined; details given, scenes shown of Palestinian uprising in West Bank. [PALESTINIAN - says we want to end occupation and achieve our national rights.] [Second PALESTINIAN -says political action is needed.] Emergence of document written by PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) spokesperson Bassam Abu Sharif that could form basis of Palestinian peace initiative noted; details given. [SHARIF - explains his paper.] Split of PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) leadership over issue explained; Yasir Arafat mentioned. [Palestinian leader Abu MUSA - (thru translator) criticizes Sharif's stmts.] [SHARIF - responds to threats on his life.] Arafat's failure to produce political consensus detailed. [Third PALESTINIAN - comments on Palestinian state.]

Dunsmore, Barrie;
Jennings, Peter

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