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Tel Aviv / Arab Guerrilla Attack #36551

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Mar 06, 1975
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(Studio) Arab guerrilla attack on Tel Aviv ends this a.m. with counterattack by Israeli military Guerrillas take over waterfront hotel in Tel Aviv for short time.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Tel Aviv, Israel) Israeli military attacks guerrillas just before dawn, ending hotel siege. 8 terrorists came ashore in pontoon boats; investigation of raid already underway. At first, Israeli military thought there were only 6 terrorists, but 2 more spotted on roof top; 1 killed, the other captured. [Israeli Prime Min. Itzhak RABIN - says Israel can't negotiate peace with murderers' organization.] Many believe raid timed for Henry Kissinger's arrival in area. At least 7 people killed by terrorists; estimates of wounded range higher.
REPORTER: Bill Brannigan

(Studio) Palestinian leaders in Beirut claim responsibility for raid.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(Beirut, Lebanon) Palestinians say Tel Aviv raid to impress Kissinger that no peace possible in Mid. E. without Palestinians. PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) more and more disenchanted with Kissinger's methods of negotiating peace and with American's general attitude toward PLO.
REPORTER: Bill Zimmerman

(Studio) Secretary of State Kissinger's reaction to raid follows.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(London, England) Other attempts have been made to undermine Kissinger's peace efforts in Mid. E. [KISSINGER - states United States condemns Palestinian raid; sends Israelis message of sympathy but not advice.]
REPORTER: Ted Koppel

(Studio) President Ford says Tel Aviv raid should be deplored by everyone.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

Brannigan, Bill;
Koppel, Ted;
Reasoner, Harry;
Smith, Howard K.;
Zimmerman, Bill

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