CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Feb 03, 1988
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Israeli soldier reported killing Palestinian in West Bank, Israel. Death toll since uprising began given. Report introduced.
(W. Bank, Israel: Bob Simon) Israeli settlers reported being targets for Palestinian rioters; details given, scenes shown. [MAN - says Arabs innocent.] Israeli commuter shown recovering from head injury. Palestinian boy shown recovering from leg wound. [Palestinian MAN - describes boy's injury.] Soldiers shown firing at school children. Nablus curfew mentioned. [Defense minister Yitzhak RABIN - comments on how long curfew to last.] Negotiations and Reagan administration's actions mentioned. Moderates quoted. Prime Min. Yitzhak Shamir and Israeli settlers shown planting trees symbolizing permanence. [SHAMIR - says settlers be strong and Palestinians be quiet.] Rioting noted increase when negotiations suggested.
(Studio: Dan Rather) Reagan administration reported announcing specialists planning trip to Mideast, facilitating Israeli-Palestinian peace negotiations. Assistant Secretary of State Richard Murphy mentioned going to Syria, Saudi Arabia and other countries. Report introduced.
(DC: Wyatt Andrews) Reagan administration reported viewing Israeli situation as top priority. [State Department spokesperson Charles REDMAN - comments on peace in Mideast.] Peace plan illustration [Israeli ambassador to United States Moshe ARAD - comments on need for peace.] Occupied territories' street fighting reported inducing possible Israeli compromise. ["Journal of Palestine Studies" spokesperson Hisham SHARABI - says Palestinians have new self-confidence.] [Ex-Mideast envoy Sol LINOWITZ - comments on proposed plan.] State Department officials quoted.