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Middle East / Higgins Threat, Obeid Kidnapping #123412

ABC Evening News for Sunday, Jul 30, 1989
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(Studio: Sam Donaldson) Report introduced.

(Tel Aviv, Israel: Don Kladstrup) Threat from group claiming to hold hostage Colonel William Higgins that he will be hanged unless Israel frees fundamentalist pro-Iranian cleric Sheik Abdul Karim Obeid featured; response from State Department spokesperson Margaret Tutwiler quoted. Lack of response from Israel due to its policy of not responding to terrorists noted; Israeli foreign minister Moshe Arens mentioned.

(Studio: Sam Donaldson; DC: David Ensor) Possibility that Higgins may have been killed long ago mentioned; response from President Bush's administration to threat, and options open to United States analyzed.

Donaldson, Sam;
Kladstrup, Don

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