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West Bank / Mystery Illness #290079

CBS Evening News for Monday, Apr 04, 1983
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Hebron, Israel) Mystery illness among Arab girls on West Bank said believed by Israelis to be mass hysteria by Palestinians who blame illness on poisonings; films shown. [GIRL - claims strange smell.] [Dr. Mahmoud SA'ADE - describes findings of gas poisoning in analysis; remarks transcribed on screen.] [Dr. Abdul MEJID - claims to have suffered same symptoms.] Israeli claim that incident is result of mass hysteria fomented by Palestinians discussed. [Israeli OFFICIAL - notes contagiousness of mass hysteria.] [Hebron MAYOR - blames Israeli settlers.] (Temporary audio disruption.) 2 US doctors, invited by Israel, said investigating.

Faw, Bob;
Rather, Dan

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