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CBS Evening News for Sunday, Aug 07, 1988
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(Studio: Susan Spencer) Rejection by Israel of Palestinian plan for indep. state in Israeli-occupied territories reported Report introduced.

(Tel Aviv, Israel: Bob Simon) Status of Palestinians in West Bank following statement from Jordan's King Hussein that Palestinians there are on their own featured; details given, scenes shown. [Dentist Anis al-ZAQ, prof. Dr. Saeb ERDKAT - comment on Palestinians' future.] Efforts by Palestinians to cross border from West Bank to Jordan reported; scenes shown. [WOMAN - expresses concern over situation.] Future choices for West Bank Palestinians outlined; PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) leader Yasir Arafat mentioned. Palestinians' outlining of declaration of independent noted; document shown. [Jewish Committee for Israeli-Palestinian Peace Dr. Jerome SEGAL - says uprising needs viable strategy.] Rejection of idea of independent state by Israeli cabinet noted. [Israeli cabinet secretary Amikam RUBINSTEIN - says idea deserves no decision.] Responses of Palestinian activists noted. [Journalist Daoud KUTTAB - says Israel can recognize Palestinian state or not.] [W. Bank PALESTINIANS - express concern about future.]

Simon, Bob;
Spencer, Susan

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