ABC Evening News for Friday, Jun 02, 1972
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(Studio) Lebanese President condemns massacre at Tel Aviv airport; says his country HR is taking steps to curb propaganda activity by Palestinian guerrillas. Israel reports surviving member of 3-man Japanese group which carried out attack, told police they were trained in guerrilla base 15 mi. from Beirut. Lebanese officials say Japanese terrorists never set foot in Lebanon. Israeli jets fly over south Lebanon for 2nd day. Israeli reprisal raid feared.
(Beirut, Lebanon) Lebanese nervous, as they remember previous attacks by Israel. In December 1968, Lebanon's commercial air fleet destroyed in response to Palestinian attack on Israeli plane. [Feb., 1972, occupation shown, made in response to Palestinian raids on Israel.] [Popular Front for Liberation of Palestine spkmn. says Lebanon not responsible for Palestinian activities.] There are 15 Palestinian refugee camps in Beirut alone. Israeli action will force Lebanon to lean even harder on commandoes.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings
(Studio) Mbr. Israeli cabinet says victims of Tel Aviv airport massacre will be avenged, but not immediately. Israel holds funeral services for victims.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner
(Rehovot, Israel) Israeli leaders pay respects to Dr. Aharon Katzir, world famous scientist, one victim. High Israeli officialdom pays tribute.
REPORTER: Russell Jones
(Tel Aviv, Israel) Last rites also held for young victim.