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Mideast Developments #259252

CBS Evening News for Monday, Aug 21, 1978
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(Studio) Israeli air raids on Palestinian guerrilla targets around Beirut, in retaliation for Palestinian attack on El Al airline employees in London on Sunday, noted.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(Beirut, Lebanon) Details given about Israeli air raid on Palestinian-held Damour and guerrilla base closer to Beirut.
REPORTER: Doug Tunnell

(London, England) British law prohibiting airline security personnel from carrying weapons noted. [El Al executive chairperson Mordechai BEN-ARI - thinks incident wouldn't have happened if airline security police had been able to carry guns. Denies it would have caused worse event.] [Anti-terrorist squad commander Jim NEVILL - thinks track record has been excellent, though by no means are they complacent.] Police presence near El Al personnel's hotel and near PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) offices reported.

Lee, Mike;
Mudd, Roger;
Tunnell, Doug

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