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Lebanon Civil War / Fighting / Israeli-Lebanon Border Relations #45187

ABC Evening News for Monday, Aug 09, 1976
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(Studio) More fighting reported in Beirut after 1000 Moslems escaped earlier from Tell Zaatar refugee camp. Estimated 600 wounded still left there whom Red Cross can't reach. 1 effect of Lebanese war has been opening up of Lebanon-Israeli border.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(Israel) Lebanese people allowed to cross Israeli border to work; trade also being allowed across border and Israelis supplying water for places where PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) has cut water lines. Families permitted to meet. Open border started with medical help from Israelis and this has expanded to 3 aid stations and 300 people crossing border daily for medical aid. Israelis hope trend between 2 borders will continue Israeli army won't confirm reports it's sending patrols into Lebanese territory to keep PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) from reestablishing control there.
REPORTER: Bill Seamans

Seamans, Bill;
Smith, Howard K.

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