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Jordan / Hussein and West Bank Palestinians #117792

ABC Evening News for Sunday, Aug 07, 1988
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(Studio: Sam Donaldson) Renunciation of claim to Israeli-occupied territories of West Bank by Jordan's King Hussein in favor of PLO-led Palestinian state recalled. Report introduced.

(Jerusalem, Israel: Hilary Bowker) Hussein's press conference featured; scenes shown. [HUSSEIN - says West Bank belongs to Palestinians.] Palestinians' fear that their access to outside world will be cut off explained; scenes shown. [HUSSEIN - discusses idea that Jordan, not PLO, represents Palestinians.] US's reliance on Jordan's role in area peace negotiations noted. [Assistant Secretary of State Richard MURPHY - comments.] Murphy's meeting with Israeli leaders noted. [MURPHY - says United States has not supported independent Palestinian state.] Israeli opposition to PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) state in occupied territories reiterated.

Bowker, Hilary;
Donaldson, Sam

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