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Palestinian Arabs #31213

ABC Evening News for Monday, Apr 29, 1974
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(Studio) Palestinian Arabs living on west bank of Jordan insist independent state should be set up for them when peace settlement reached.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(Israeli occupied Jordan) [Palestinian Sahar KHALIFE - believes attitudes toward Palestinian Arabs changing; reasons given.] Arabs excited about possibility of independent Palestinian Arab state. [KHALIFE - wants independent state; hopefully Arabs to live peacefully within boundaries just as Israelis.] Questioned about realism of dream or plan for free state. [KHALIFE - states Palestinian Arabs to have their wish by hook or crook.] Emphasis on Palestinian tradition attracts large crowds to folklore festival in Israeli-occupied Jordan. Palestinian Arab poet comes closest to turning ceremony into political rally for independent state.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

Jennings, Peter;
Smith, Howard K.

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