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Mideast / Israel / West Bank / Riots #238468

CBS Evening News for Monday, Dec 08, 1975
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(Studio) Foreign minister Yigal Allon reported ready to propose recognition of Palestinian state on west bank of Jordan. Govt. spokesperson denies report Israel occupied area since 1967 war. Illegal Israeli tries to settle near Nablus touches off Arab riots.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Nablus, Jordan) Children and others form barricades in the Casbah to keep out Israeli troops. Rocks thrown at Israelis, who reciprocate. CBS cameraman and soundman attacked and stoned during demonstration. Israelis use water cannons and fire in air to try and stop riot. Riot ends in uneasy curfew. Riots started by 1000's of young Israelis to set up Jewish settlement near Nablus. Govt. to allow some of settlers to live in army camp on west bank; others will leave.
REPORTER: Tom Fenton

Cronkite, Walter;
Fenton, Tom

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