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United Nations / Israel / Lebanon Raid #441334

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Dec 31, 1968
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(Studio) Israel defends its attack on Beirut airport. New military incidents between Israelis and Arabs occur. United Nations Security Council condemns Israel. Near Aqaba, Israel, helicopters fire on Jordanian patrol. Near Lebanese border Arabs fire on Israelis. In Hebron, Israelis kill 2. United Nations Security Council considers Lebanon protest of Israeli action with regard to Beirut airport; feels Lebanon entitled to compensation for damage wrought. United Nations film shown. [CHRM. - calls for vote.] Voting shown. [USSR Representative Jacob MALIK - criticizes Israel action.] [US Representative J. R. WIGGINS - speaks of background of Israeli action. Says council not a court] Govt. of Lebanese Premier Abdullah Yaffi may resign due to criticism with regard to Israeli airport raid.
REPORTER: Chet Huntley

Huntley, Chet

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