CBS Evening News for Saturday, Jul 03, 1982
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(Studio) Current status of Israeli offensive in Beirut, Lebanon, reported; PLO chairperson Yasir Arafat said hardening his position. Details given.
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer
(Tel Aviv, Israel) Israeli official's assessment of invasion outlined. Anti-war rally here discussed; films shown. Criticism of defense minister Ariel Sharon noted. Israel noted displaying captured PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) weapons as effort to galvanize public sentiment.
REPORTER: Bob McNamara
(Beirut, Lebanon) Probability of clash between Israel and PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) here examined; films shown. [PLO GUERRILLA - considers situation unjust.] Factions dividing PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) discussed. [Popular Front for Liberation of Palestine spokesperson George HABASH - considers withdrawal impossible.] [MAN - considers Israeli withdrawal mandatory before negotiations can begin.] Opposition to Arafat's moderation noted. [GUERRILLA - remains committed to fighting.] Problems faced by PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) outlined. [MAN - recalls PLO resurgence following 1917 clash in Jordan.] Impossibility of direct United States/Israel contact with PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) mentioned.
REPORTER: Don Kladstrup