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Mideast / Lebanon / Israel / Jordan / Protests #42538

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Mar 30, 1976
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(Studio) Mideast conts. to be likely spot for next war. United Nations Secretary General Kurt Waldheim says Mideast peace threatened by Lebanon civil war. Violence between Israeli Jews and Arabs breaks out. United States feels only quick general settlement can avert general war. State Department sends Americans L. Dean Brown to Lebanon to help with cease-fire and political solution. Moslems and Palestinians seem determined to destroy Christian influences.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Lebanon) Rightists appear to be holding off leftists in mount area. Makeup of leftists and their strategy noted. Leftists continue drive to Christian heartland near Beirut.
REPORTER: Jerry King

(Studio) Syria proposes moving in her troops to restore order. Israel has said she could not tolerate that. 5 Israeli Arabs killed.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Galilee, Israel) Violence shown. Army surrounds villages. Security forces break up groups of Arabs in Nazareth. Arab Communist party called gem. strike to protest Israelis plan to confiscate Arab land for new housing. Rioting results. [Nazareth deputy mayor, Nan'im JURJURA - says power of security forces was provocative.] [Israel police minister, Schlomo HILLEL - says Israeli police and soldiers attacked.] Reporter notes that rioting Arabs live within Israel,not in the occupied West bank.
REPORTER: Bill Seamans

(Studio) Jordan allows mass anti-Israeli protest at Allenhy Bridge.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Jordan) Bridge closed due to protests. Demonstrations also occurred in Cairo, Egypt; Damascus, Syria, and Beirut, Lebanon, to mark Arab unity.
REPORTER: HR (narrates)

King, Jerry;
Reasoner, Harry;
Seamans, Bill

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