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CBS Evening News for Thursday, Mar 06, 1975
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(Studio) Palestine Liberation Organization, PLO, divided by 3 volatile issues - negotiate rather than attack Israel, settle for separate Palestinian state, end terrorist incidents outside Israel.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Beirut, Lebanon) Yasir Arafat leads largest group of PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) called Al Fatah. Arafat's group claims responsibility for Tel Aviv attack. Al Fatah's opinions on 3 issues discussed. Film of 1972 Munich Olympic Games tragedy shown; PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) group, Black September, claimed responsibility. Abu Ead widely rumored to be head of Black September Another group is PFLP, Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine; Basima Bu Sharif is group's official spokesperson PDFLP, Popular Democrat Front for liberation of Palestine, offshoot of PFLP. PFLP/ GC, Pop. Front for Liberation of Palestine/General Cmd., splinter group of PFLP who broke away because PFLP wasn't extreme enough. Whichever group responsible for terrorist attacks, umbrella organization, PLO, is target of retaliatory attacks. PLO neither speaks for, agrees with, nor controls some of its more radical offshoot groups.
REPORTER: Don Webster

Cronkite, Walter;
Webster, Don

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