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Palestinian Guerrillas / Israel / Retaliation / Lebanon / Maalot Attack / Kissinger #476681

NBC Evening News for Thursday, May 16, 1974
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(Studio) In direct retaliation to Palestinian attack at Maalot, Israeli jets strike target areas in Lebanon.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Kfeir, Lebanon) On Tuesday, Israelis strike against Palestinian positions. Jets aim at Palestinian guerrilla outposts, but sometimes Palestinian refugees killed by air strikes. Lebanese army not strong enough to push out Palestinian guerrillas; Lebanon in precarious position if Israel retaliates against Palestinian terrorists.
REPORTER: John Palmer

(Studio) 30 dead; 80 wounded in Maalot raid on Israeli school children. Funerals for dead begin.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Safed, Israel) Victims of guerrilla attack fill hospitals. Mourners display grief and anger at funeral sites. State funeral disrupted; audience attacks Israeli officials and demands revenge against Palestinian terrorists.
REPORTER: David Burrington

(Studio) Palestinian sources release pictures of 3 guerrillas responsible for deaths of teenagers taken hostage. Leader of group says Secretary of State Henry Kissinger's peace effort in Mid. E. was target of attack.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Damascus, Syria) [Palestinian spokesperson Abu LEILA - believes attack to help Syrians obtain their demands.] Questioned about disengagement [LEILA - believes Maalot attack forces Israel to give in to Syria and arrive at just settlement.
REPORTER: No reporter given

(Studio) Kissinger meets with Syrian President Assad in effort to continue peace negotiations.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

Burrington, David;
Chancellor, John;
Palmer, John

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