NBC Evening News for Sunday, Mar 12, 1978
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(Studio) Prime Min. Begin's reaction to Palestine terrorist attack on civilian buses reported Other aspects of situation noted, include injuries and deaths.
REPORTER: Jessica Savitch
(Israel) Shoot-out described. Film of troops searching for other terrorists shown. Film of burning bus shown. Manhunt described. Curfew noted. Funeral of 5 year old victim shown. [BEGIN - vows remembrance.]
REPORTER: Steve Delaney
(Jerusalem, Israel) Israel said never to accept Palestinian state. [BEGIN - denounces PLO.] Postponement of Begin trip to Washington, DC reported [BEGIN - says terrorist attack won't stop peace negotiations.] Response to raid contemplated. [BEGIN - warns killers of Jews not to expect impunity.] Hardening of Israeli feelings toward PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) and Palestinian state noted. US public opinion said factor.
REPORTER: Hilary Brown
(Studio) Begin trip to United States said slated next Sunday Egypt officials quoted re: effect on Sadat peace efforts. PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) rptdly. calls raid "heroic operation."
REPORTER: Jessica Savitch
(Beirut, Lebanon) Palestine leaders said elated over attack. Rejection Front leader quoted. In US, [PLO spokesperson Zuhdi TERRZI - says such violence will continue until Palestinians feel they have their rights.] Film of attack effects shown. Timing said coincidental with Begin Washington, DC trip. Film of victims shown. Film of Palestine refugee camp shown; such said usually targets of reprisal. Lebanon said nervously waiting reprisal.
REPORTER: Bill Lord
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