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Mideast / Lebanon Invasion #285715

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Aug 05, 1982
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(Studio) Israeli cabinet-said rejecting United Nations request to station neutral observers in Beirut, Lebanon; President Reagan's incrd. pressure on Israel outlined. Current status of battle for Beirut illustrated on map.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Beirut, Lebanon) [PLO spokesperson Bassam Abu SHARIF - thinks Israel will continue attack on city; claims PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) wants political solution.] Yesterday's fighting noted include bombing of "Newsweek" and United Press International ofcs.; details given.
REPORTER: Allen Pizzey

(Beirut, Lebanon) Israel's strategy said based on lesson taught by British in Belfast, North Ireland and United States in Vietnam; current status of Israeli advance discussed in detail. Films shown. Car bombing at Hotel Alexander reported.

(Studio) Exodus of civilians from west Beirut mentioned; funerals in Israel for those killed in yesterday's fighting noted. Film shown. President Reagan recalled wanting Israel to maintain strict cease-fire in place.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(DC) United States pressure on Israel discussed; administration's efforts to placate US Jews noted. [Defense Secretary Caspar WEINBERGER - think PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) can be dislodged from Lebanon without further Israeli military action.] [Jewish organization spokesperson Julius BERMAN - disagrees; thinks President isn't considering sanctions against Israel.]
REPORTER: Robert Pierpoint

Pierpoint, Robert;
Pizzey, Allen;
Rather, Dan;
Simon, Bob

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