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Mideast Situation / Lebanon / Israel #256904

CBS Evening News for Friday, Mar 17, 1978
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(Studio) Report on office bldgs. and homes in Beirut, Lebanon, taken over by Palestinian refugees forced to flee north by Israeli invasion; takeover met with resistance. Claiming of more land in 6 mile deep buffer zone in s. Lebanon by Israel noted. Palestinian coastal town raided by Israel on Lebanese border; other raids outlined. Extreme leftist commander rptdly. killed in ambush by Israelis.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Israeli-Occupied Lebanon) Attacks in Israel by Palestinians unabated; Israeli bombing of Palestinian sites noted. Defense minister Ezer Weizman's plans with regard to Israeli soldiers in buffer zone noted. [WEIZMAN - welcomes anyone who can control buffer zone and return area to normal state. Anti-terrorist role of United Nations questionable.] Is reported Begin and Carter talks to be complicated by Israel's present role in Lebanon.
REPORTER: Tom Fenton

(S. Lebanon) Israeli raid on Lebanese village Aadlun discussed. Civilians rptdly. victims of raid. Refugee evacuation toward north Lebanon shown. Expectations of further Israeli movement into Lebanon described.
REPORTER: Doug Tunnell

Cronkite, Walter;
Fenton, Tom;
Tunnell, Doug

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