CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Sep 21, 1982
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(Studio) Reagan administration reported holding Israel partly accountable for massacre in Beirut, Lebanon; response of Begin government, include rejection of any inquiry into slaughter of Palestinian refugees, noted. Return to Beirut of French, Italian, and United States troops as multintl. peacekeeping force announced.
REPORTER: Dan Rather
(DC) [State Department spokesperson John HUGHES - claims Israel is responsible militarily for massacre.] [Senator Barry GOLDWATER - notes purpose of US arming Israel.] [President REAGAN - considers length of Marines' stay.] Possible indefinite assignment of United States forces there under War Powers Act considered.
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer
(Tel Aviv, Israel) Continue anti-government demonstrations here over massacre examined; films shown. Cabinet, approving return of multinational force, said sidestepping President Reagan's demands for immediate withdrawal of Israeli forces from Beirut and rejecting call by many influential Israelis for impartial inquiry into massacre. [Cabinet spokesperson Dan MERIDOR - claims cabinet will decide on course of any investigations later.] Prime Minister Menahem Begin's rejection of committee of inquiry outlined. [Former prime minister Yitzhak RABIN - thinks Begin is covering up.] Government's reaction to anti-government demonstrations, include ads in major United States publications, mentioned.
REPORTER: Bob Faw
(Studio) Wk.'s violence in Beirut, beginning with assassination of president-elect Bashir Gemayel, and culminating in massacre recalled. Lebanese parliament reported electing Amin Gemayel to succeed brother.
REPORTER: Dan Rather
(Beirut, Lebanon) Gemayel's election discussed; films shown. Continued discovery of victims from massacre reported; details given. Israel's continued search for Palestinian weapons discussed.
REPORTER: Doug Tunnell
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