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Israel / Beirut Massacre #286027

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Sep 23, 1982
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(Studio) Israeli public's call for resignations of Prime Min. Menahem Begin and defense minister Ariel Sharon in continuing reaction to Beirut massacre reported.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Tel Aviv, Israel) Continue allegations that Israeli army, aware of massacre, did nothing to prevent it examined; "Jerusalem Post" report of government cable incident Thursday quoted on screen. Implications of cable for Israeli government since they contradict claims of ignorance by Israel's chief of staff and by Sharon in his recent address to Knesset considered; Israeli army officers reaction to learning of massacre from troops quoted on screen. Timing of foreign minister Yitzhak Shamir's learning of atrocities discussed; contradicting accts. of Christian militia's entry into massacre site by chief of staff Rafael Eytan and Sharon outlined.

Faw, Bob;
Rather, Dan

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