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Tunisia / Abu Jihad Assassination #320740

CBS Evening News for Sunday, Apr 17, 1988
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(Studio: Susan Spencer) Accusation by PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) leader Yasir Arafat that United States gave okay to killers of Abu Jihad in Tunis, Tunisia, reported Report introduced.

(Jerusalem, Israel: Bob Simon) Issue of Israel's role in assassination of Abu Jihad reported [Israeli foreign minister Shimon PERES - says read about it in papers.] Israeli military sources reported indicating Israeli role in incident; similarity of attack to that on PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) officials in Beirut, Lebanon, in 1973 examined. Scenes shown of confrontations between Israeli soldiers and Palestinians in Israeli-occupied territories. Possibility that elimination of Abu Jihad may make it easier for Arafat and Jordan's King Hussein to join Middle East peace process examined. Abu Jihad noted to be buried in Amman, Jordan.

Simon, Bob;
Spencer, Susan

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