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Mideast Developments #260169

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Jan 24, 1979
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(Studio) Quiet along Israel-Lebanon border, as UN-sponsored ceasefire between Israelis and Palestinians holds, noted. Report is on funeral services in Beirut for top PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) official and others killed in bombing.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Beirut, Lebanon) Details about services for Ali Hassan Salameh and his bodyguards given. PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) leader Yasir Arafat's presence and his speech noted. Also in attendance is said to be Lebanese leftist leader Kamal Jumblatt. Salameh's reputation as foe of Israel described. PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) reaction to his death, for which they blame Israel, reported Arafat's earlier pledge to scale down artillery exchanges with Israel cited.
REPORTER: Randy Daniels

Cronkite, Walter;
Daniels, Randy

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