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Mideast / Lebanon #285198

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Jul 07, 1982
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(Studio) Little progress reported in lifting of Beirut siege. Use of United States Marines to facilitate PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) withdrawal considered. Proximity of Sixth Fleet ships noted.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Beirut, Lebanon) West Beirut scenes of Israeli bombardment displayed. Burning of plastics factory shown. [MAN - laments conditions.] Shortage of water noted. [MAN - talks of negotiations for more water.] Makeup of Beirut defense forces detailed. [MAN - says American is committed to Israel and would not work to favor others.] Workable evacuation plan predicted difficult.
REPORTER: Richard Roth

(Studio) Defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger quoted with regard to complexity of Lebanon talks. Robert Pierpoint said rpting. Israel insists it has set no final deadline for Beirut invasion.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Jerusalem) Menahem Begin shown. Syria said reported ready to receive PLO on temporary basis. Conditions of evacuation considered. [Knesset foreign affairs commission Eliahu BEN-ELISSAR - says PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) are killers, be it 10 or 50.] Some said fearing Yasir Arafat can't guarantee uniform action by PLO with regard to evacuating. Beirut scenes, cleared by Israeli censors, shown. Cabinet said agreeing to more time for shaping of proposals.
REPORTER: Doug Tunnell

(Studio) USSR reported claiming bldgs. in its west Beirut embassy compound have been damaged by Israelis. Israeli spokesperson quoted.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

Rather, Dan;
Roth, Richard;
Tunnell, Doug

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