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Middle East / US-PLO Relations / Palestinians #319362

CBS Evening News for Saturday, Dec 17, 1988
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(Studio: Bob Schieffer) Report introduced.

(Tunis, Tunisia: Doug Tunnell) Opening of US-PLO dialogue and concern for PLO leader Yasir Arafat's safety featured; scenes shown from Tunis. [ARAFAT - comments on terrorism.] [PLO spokesperson Hasan Abdul RAHMAN, Rishi AWA - hope for peace in Middle East.] Review of Arafat's itinerary of last few days given.

(Studio: Bob Schieffer) Stmt. from Syrian-backed anti-Arafat Palestinian guerrilla groups that they will set up new PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) leadership reported Israeli Prime Min. Yitzhak Shamir reported expressing shock at United States decision to open talks with PLO. Report introduced.

(Baka Refugee Camp, Jordan: Allen Pizzey) Response of Palestinian exiles in refugee camps to US-PLO relations featured; scenes shown of one Palestinian family at Baka Refugee Camp. [Bajis el-SALEIBEH - says he thought until now that only war could get back his country.] [Former mayor of West Bank, Mohammed MILHEM - hopes to go back home and live in peace.]

(Studio: Bob Schieffer) Confrontation between Israeli soldiers and Palestinians in Israeli-occupied territories reported

Pizzey, Allen;
Schieffer, Bob;
Tunnell, Doug

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