ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Apr 12, 1977
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(Studio) Fighting between Christians and Palestinians conts. in south Lebanon, near Israeli border.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner
(No location given) Report on fighting. Christians having bad time; group of women crosses to Israel to ask for help. [WOMAN - asks for aid to Christians; says they're abandoned by government in Beirut and by other Christians.] Rptdly. with Syrian help, Palestinians have captured towns near Israel. Some fear Israeli officials, include Shimon Peres, are playing situation down, prior to May elections. [PERES - is not aware of overrun of Christian villages and if Israeli security endangered, steps will be taken.] This could be 1st big crisis for Peres if he wins election.
REPORTER: Bill Seamans
(Studio) Wednesday is 2nd anniversary of Lebanon civil war. No. killed in Lebanon almost equal to number of Americans killed in Vietnam war. Shortage of medical expertise in Lebanon's recovery is critical problem.
REPORTER: Barbara Walters
(Beirut, Lebanon) Report on lack of qualified medical help and supplies in Lebanon. Plight of amputees and paraplegics especially noted. 1 amputee got 1st artificial limb in Romania, next was made by technician in Lebanon, while technician himself seriously wounded.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings
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