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Mideast / PLO Israeli Raid #256809

CBS Evening News for Sunday, Mar 12, 1978
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(Studio) PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) commando raid into Israel noted; details of attack on Israeli buses and of Prime Min. Begin's postponement of trip to United States given. Begin's reiteration of opposition to creation of Palestinian state bordering on Israel and possible damage to peace talks from raid reported.
REPORTER: Morton Dean

(Tel Aviv, Israel) Details of search for what were reported to be 3 terrorists in area north of Tel Aviv given; search later called off and all terrorists pronounced dead. [BEGIN - says nation won't forget this action.] Begin's rescheduling of Washington, DC trip noted. [BEGIN - says Israel will eliminate constant threat and defend her people.] Defense Min. Weizman's return from Washington, DC and statements made at Ben-Gurion Airport reported [WEIZMAN - says this proves Israel's need for secure borders.] Burial of 1st raid victim, in Haifa, described.
REPORTER: Jerry Bowen

(Studio) Uncertainty about origin of commandos' raid noted; is thought they might have come from Lebanon.
REPORTER: Morton Dean

(Tel Aviv, Israel) Details given concerning terrorists' landing on Mediterranean Sea point called Maagan Michael and subsequent seizures and killings on Haifa-Tel Aviv highway Gun battle with Israeli troops described and demand letter noted. Israeli authorities' outline of terrorists plans, incl. escape to Damascus aboard United Nations plane given.
REPORTER: Bruno Wassertheil

(Studio) Latest reaction from Arabs comes from Saudi Arabia; statement quoted. Alert of Palestinian troops along Lebanese border and reports that Israeli troops have moved toward that area noted.
REPORTER: Morton Dean

Bowen, Jerry;
Dean, Morton;
Wassertheil, Bruno

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