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Mideast / Lebanon Invasion #285129

CBS Evening News for Saturday, Jul 31, 1982
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(Studio) Lebanese foreign minister Fouad Boutros reported optimistic about negotiations for PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) and Israeli withdrawal from Lebanon.
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer

(Beirut, Lebanon) Current status of siege examined; films shown. [PLO spokesperson Bassam Abu SHARIF - notes order to be on alert.] [Dr. Aziz KOLEILAT - notes impact of water shortage.] [SHARIF - blames Israel for whatever happens.]
REPORTER: Allen Pizzey

(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer

(Bekaa Valley, Lebanon) Status of fighting in Bekaa Valley examined; region's history recalled. Films shown. [Amel HADDAD - (thru translator) notes uncertain fate.] [MAYOR - notes refugees' desire to return home.] Bessam Moutlak's case described. [MOUTLAK - is ready to live with Israel.] Region's concern that valley will become center of future war noted.
REPORTER: John Blackstone

Blackstone, John;
Pizzey, Allen;
Schieffer, Bob

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