CBS Evening News for Thursday, Jun 30, 1983
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(Studio) Warring factions of PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) reported announcing cease-fire in Lebanon's Bekaa Valley.
REPORTER: Dan Rather
(Bekaa Valley, Lebanon) PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) chairperson Yasir Arafat's efforts to win political backing from PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) leaders conference in Tunis; status of PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) rebellion in Lebanon, backed by Syria, described. Films shown. Rebel chief Abu Musa's claim to wanting problems solved through democrat dialogue mentioned. [Rebel OFR. - believes worst is over.] Inevitability of continued fighting noted.
REPORTER: Allen Pizzey
(Jerusalem, Israel) Arafat's continued popularity on West Bank and in Gaza Strip examined. [Newspaper editor Hanna SINIORA - notes Syria's expulsion of Arafat increased his stance here.] West Bank's chief religious leader said promising ticket to Paradise for anyone assassinating Syria's President Hafez al-Assad. Israel's pleasure over PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) rebellion cited. [For. minister Yitzhak SHAMIR - notes Arafat seeks Israel's destruction.] [Former government official Yehoshafat HARKABI - fears intensified violence is necessary if Arafat is to remain in power.]
REPORTER: Bob Faw