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Lebanon / Massacre #285939

CBS Evening News for Saturday, Sep 18, 1982
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(Studio) Massacre in west Beirut Palestinian refugee camps reported; area's residents said blaming Christian militia. President Reagan's insinuation that Israel's occupation of Lebanon was in part responsible for tragedy noted.
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer

(Beirut, Lebanon) Details of massacre examined; films shown. [Former prime minister Saeb SALAM - claims forces of Saad Haddad committed massacre with knowledge of Israelis.] Israelis said permitting right-wing Christian gunmen to enter region just prior to slaughter.
REPORTER: Doug Tunnell

(Studio) Haddad said denying responsibility.
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer

(DC) Reagan's meeting with Secretary of State George Shultz and national security staff mbrs. examined; White House photos shown. President's official statement quoted on screen, include his condemnation of Israeli occupation of west Beirut and thus responsibility for massacre. Implications of today's statement considered.
REPORTER: John Ferrugia

(DC) Shultz reported calling Israeli ambassador Moshe Arens to State Department to demand that Israel withdraw from west Beirut; State Department official quoted on screen. Implications of massacre for United States-Israeli relations considered.
REPORTER: Nelson Benton

(Studio) Israeli government's reaction to massacre noted.
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer

(Tel Aviv, Israel) Official reaction here to killings examined; films shown. Labor party said calling for resignations of Prime Min. Menahem Begin, defense minister Ariel Sharon and army chief of staff; parliamentary inquiry said also demanded. Haddad's denial of responsibility mentioned.

(Studio) Reaction of Israeli embassy in Washington, DC mentioned; United States, France and Italy said calling on United Nations to send observers to region.
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer

(Damascus, Syria) [PLO chairperson Yasir ARAFAT - thinks withdrawal of international peacekeeping force precipitated violence.]
REPORTER: Larry Pintak


(Studio) Terrorist attack on Brussels, Belgium, synagogue reported; photos shown. PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) said denying responsibility.
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer

Benton, Nelson;
Faw, Bob;
Ferrugia, John;
Pintak, Larry;
Schieffer, Bob;
Tunnell, Doug

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