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State Department / Human Rights Report / Israel #120886

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Feb 07, 1989
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(Studio: Peter Jennings ) State Department's annual report on human rights noted. Report introduced.

(DC: John McWethy) State Department findings of human rights violations by Israel in the occupied territories featured; details given of report's findings about Israel's handling of Palestinian situation. [Amnesty International spokesperson James O'DEA - says United States has now joined in international censuring of Israel's human rights abuse.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings ) Report introduced.

(Jerusalem, Israel: Dean Reynolds) Israeli response to State Department report featured; scenes shown from Israeli TV; stmts. from Israel's chief mil. lawyer and its foreign ministry quoted. [Israeli justice minister Dan MERIDOR - comments on situation.] Expected impact of report in various areas explained. [American Jewish Congress spokesperson Henry SIEGMAN - says report will upset American Jews.] Confrontations between Israeli military and Palestinians in Israeli- occupied territories shown. Israel reported waiting to see what President Bush and Secretary of State James Baker do about State Department report

McWethy, John;
Jennings, Peter;
Reynolds, Dean

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