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Israel / Violence / Abu Jihad Assassination #320780

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Apr 20, 1988
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Israeli soldiers reported killing Palestinian in Gaza Strip during protest of PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) leader Abu Jihad's murder. Tunisian government and Israeli sources reported asserting Israel planned assassination. Funeral in Syria noted becoming PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) rally. Report introduced.

(Damascus, Syria: Anthony Mason) Abu Jihad's funeral procession featured; details of Abu Jihad's role in PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) given, scenes shown. Abu Jihad quoted with regard to predictions of death by assassination. Wife noted witnessing murder. [Abu Jihad's SON - says will continue fighting.] Abu Jihad noted able to unite PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) factions in life and in death. [Popular Front for Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) spokesperson Dr. George HABASH - comments on Israel's attempt to end uprising.] Abu Jihad noted considered martyr; mourner quoted.

Mason, Anthony;
Rather, Dan

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