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Israel / Massacre Aftermath / Lebanon Peace Treaty #286049

CBS Evening News for Friday, Sep 24, 1982
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(Studio) Israeli Prime Min. Menahem Begin reported reversing self on investigation of last week's massacre of Palestinians in Beirut, Lebanon; latest death toll from slaughter mentioned.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Beirut, Lebanon) Continue recovery of bodies examined; films shown. Issue of multintl. peacekeeping force's deployment discussed; arrival today of French units noted, shown. Terrorist attack on Israeli soldiers discussed.
REPORTER: Doug Tunnell

(Tel Aviv, Israel) Continue public pressure for inquiry into massacre, as well as demands for inquiry by cabinet mins., noted. [Cabinet mbr. Mordechai ZIPPORI - thinks just investigation will be conducted.] Denouncement of Begin's proposal to have supreme court justice investigate atrocity outlined. [Knesset member Amnon RUBINSTEIN - won't be content with anything short of full inquiry and dismissal of defense minister] Chief Justice Yitzhak Kahan noted unable to begin inquiry due to related cases before his court; details given. [Former supreme court justice Haim COHEN - considers possibility of court ordering inquiry.] Massive anti-government demonstration scheduled tomorrow mentioned; possible political gains to Begin of announcement considered.

(Studio) Reactions of White House, United Nations ambassador Jeane Kirkpatrick to Begin's decision outlined.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(DC) Israel's efforts to gain peace treaty with Lebanon, include secret mtg. in Nahariya between Begin and Bashir Gemayel, foreign minister Yitzhak Shamir and defense minister Ariel Sharon, examined; details outlined on screen. Possibility that Israel will pressure Amin Gemayel to sign treaty noted.
REPORTER: Bill Lynch

Faw, Bob;
Lynch, Bill;
Rather, Dan;
Tunnell, Doug

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