CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Feb 04, 1986
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Israel reported intercepting Libyan passenger jet en route to Syria.
(Tel Aviv, Israel: Don McNeill) Israel's mistaken belief that Palestinian terrorist leaders were aboard plane examined; scenes shown. [Voice of Libyan PILOT - describes situation; remarks transcribed on screen.] [Witness Larry RIFKIN - reviews incident.] [Israeli Lieutenant Colonel Raanan GISSIN - reads statement on incident.] Libyan leader Muammar el-Kadhafi noted hosting conference of Palestinian leaders [For. minister Yitzhak SHAMIR - defs. intercept.]
(New York City: Bob Simon) Israeli intelligence's belief that George Habash, Ahmed Jabril and Abu Musa, renegades from Yasir Arafat's PLO, were on board reviewed; scenes shown. Trio said meeting with Kadhafi to plan terrorist attacks on United States if latter attacks Libya. Mossad's history of success in bringing Israeli enemies to justice, include Adolf Eichmann, reviewed; agency recalled supplying United States with complete text of Nikita Khrushchev's speech denouncing Joseph Stalin and predicting fall of Shah of Iran before CIA was aware of his instability. Mossad's raid on Entebbe reviewed. [Israeli UN amb. Benjamin NETANYAHU - acknowledges agency is not foolproof.] Fiorello LaGuardia quoted. Agency's failures, include assassination of Anwar Sadat, reviewed. [Former CIA director Stansfield TURNER - assesses Mossad's actual ability versus its own public relations] Mossad's failure to predict or prevent Munich massacre and its eventual killing of all Palestinian terrorists involved mentioned.
(Studio: Dan Rather) Latest terrorist bombing in Paris and discovery of unexploded bomb at Eiffel Tower reported; details given, scenes shown.
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