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Middle East / Hostage Crisis / Diplomacy / Israel #124073

ABC Evening News for Monday, Aug 07, 1989
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(Studio: Sam Donaldson) Offer from kidnappers of Joseph Cicippio to free him if Israel releases Sheik Abdul Karim Obeid and other Arab prisoners recalled. Report introduced.

(Tel Aviv, Israel: Don Kladstrup) Israel's response to possible hostage exchange examined. [Israeli Prime Min. Yitzhak SHAMIR - says we are expecting message from everywhere.] [On "Good Morning American", Israeli defense minister Yitzhak RABIN - says negotiations must go through right channels.] Israel's original offer of all Shiite prisoners, include Obeid, in exchange for all Western and Israeli hostages reiterated.

Donaldson, Sam;
Kladstrup, Don

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