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Israel / Massacre Report #288460

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Feb 10, 1983
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(Studio) Israeli cabinet reported accepting recommendations of commission of inquiry investigating Beirut massacre in September, firing defense minister Ariel Sharon as result.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Jerusalem, Israel) Prime Min. Menahem Begin's refusal to comment on Sharon's ouster mentioned; final cabinet vote to accept all commission investigations noted. Sharon said only one casting opposing vote. Pro- and anti-Sharon demonstrations and ensuing violence examined; grenade assault on protesters said injuring son of interior minister Josef Burg. [BURG - opposes violence.] Cabinet's censure of General Amos Yaron and other army officers discussed; Sharon's refusal to resign noted.

(Studio) Israeli commission of inquiry said not making public all information against Sharon and military intelligence chief Yehoshua Saguy; commission said claiming Christian militia responsible for massacre were under leadership of Elie Hobeika. Reporter's claim that Hobeika was equipped and paid by Israel and operated under its command discussed.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

Faw, Bob;
Rather, Dan

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