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Mideast / Fighting / Monastery #203812

CBS Evening News for Thursday, May 29, 1969
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(Studio) Israel and Syria jets battle over Golan Heights. Jericho hit by Soviet-made rockets 2nd day causing residents to flee city. Jericho mayor to appeal to Jordan to stop shellings. Nearby ancient monastery escapes fighting.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Judean Desert) Monastery 14 centuries old and uses Roman aqueduct for fresh water. Inhabited by 6 Greek Orthodox monks. Said God speak to Joshua here. Father Gabriel lived in cave alone for 20 years; lived in monastery 40 years War passed by here for 1400 years
REPORTER: Morley Safer

Cronkite, Walter;
Safer, Morley

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