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Israeli Justice #265518

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Aug 01, 1979
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(W. Bank) Israel's retaliatory campaign in 1978 into south Lebanon, known as the Litavi campaign., recalled; films shown. Questions of Israeli military justice said stemming from alleged murder of Arab prisoners by Israeli ofr., details given. Army chief of staff, General Rafael Eytan, reported commuting ofr.'s sentence, as well as sentences of other military personnel involved in similar incidents. Opposition mbrs.' criticism of Eytan in Knesset outlined. [Knesset member Shulamit ALONI - comments on signs of "fanatic nationalism."] Arab attitude towards Israeli military justice examined. [Bethlehem Mayor Elias FREIJ - says he has no faith in military justice.] Area of responsibility of military review board outlined; conviction role of military courts and average sentences handed down noted. [Israeli justice minister Shmuel TAMIR - comments.] Arabs' land cases delineated in relationship to controversy.
REPORTER: Jerry Bowen

Bowen, Jerry;
Mudd, Roger

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