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West Bank / Arab Killed / Protests #245958

CBS Evening News for Sunday, May 16, 1976
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(Studio) Arab killed in anti-Israeli protest on west bank.
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer

(Nablus, occupied West Bank) Angry Arabs fill sts. for funeral of 17 year old girl shot by Israeli soldiers during demonstration. Coffin draped in PLO flag. Girl was member of prominent west bank family and cousin of ex-prem. of Jordan. 2 other Arabs shot and wounded. Army says soldier discharged gun accidentally while chasing rock throwers. Investigation ordered. Israeli troops intervene in demonstrations after funeral. Local residents call for 2 days mourning and protest strikes. Arab mayor of Nablus sends cable to United Nations Secretary General Kurt Waldheim asking for UN protection and a commission of inquiry to be sent to west bank.
REPORTER: Tom Fenton

Fenton, Tom;
Schieffer, Bob

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