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Mideast / Fighting / Bridge #3522

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Dec 24, 1969
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(Studio) Israeli jets bomb Egyptian positions along Suez Canal. Arab guerrillas threaten to attack Bethlehem, despite 1000's of visitors. Israeli army protects area and visitors barred without pass. Report on King Hussein bridge.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(Jordan) Israelis on bridge claim 2 boys from Gaza Strip have consorted with Palestinian guerrillas. Israelis tell boys to leave. Jordanians on bridge say expulsion is calculated move to rid occupied land of all young Arabs. Boys, 16 and 17, said they attended school. Jordan wouldn't let them in their side, either.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

Jennings, Peter;
Smith, Howard K.

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