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Israel / Prisoner-Dead Exchange / Lebanon #48198

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Apr 19, 1977
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(Studio) Israel begins traditional day of mourning for war dead at sundown. Prior to memorial day, several Arab prisoners exchanged for Il Israeli dead; exchange takes place in United Nations buffer zone in Sinai Desert.
REPORTER: Barbara Walters

(No location given) Egyptians return 9 killed in Yom Kippur war and 2 hanged as agents in Cairo over 20 years ago. Defense minister Shimon Peres and Prime Min. Yitzhak Rabin are present; Peres says it's not goodwill gesture and criticizes Egypt's bargaining for 28 Arab prisoners turned over by Israel. Defense minister notes United States aid in negotiations, and these are last known dead held by Egyptians. Day is quiet along Israeli-Lebanese border as Christians take breather from fighting. Reporter meets spokesperson for south Lebanon Christian forces, who asks message be conveyed to President Carter. [Spokesperson Francis RIZK - reads statement noting Carter's stand on human rights and asking him to help stop killing in Lebanon.] Palestinians hold Crusader castle in sight of border fence and village close to Israel. Israel has said it won't tolerate PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) in south Lebanon; consequences uncertain.
REPORTER: Bill Seamans

Seamans, Bill;
Walters, Barbara

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