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Mideast / Israeli Retaliation For PLO Raid #497868

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Mar 14, 1978
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(Studio) Reports of Israeli military movement into Lebanon and speculation with regard to it being retaliatory raid for PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) attack north of Tel Aviv on Saturday noted. Censorship of reports from Israel and statements of Palestinian spokesperson in Beirut re: Israeli movement into territories held by right-wing Christian Lebanese stated. Israeli retaliation raids since 1968 outlined, include 2 on Beirut and 2 in Syria. Upcoming report is latest sent from Israel reporter
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Tel Aviv, Israel) Details given with regard to military activity at Israel-Lebanon border noted as unusu., but indescribable due to Israeli censorship. Burials of more PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) raid victims noted, include that in Jerusalem of Imre Tel-Oren, who was 14-yr.-old member of family of former Americans Wounding of father in same attack and his attendance at son's burial in Mt. Herzl Cemetery reported.
REPORTER: Steve Delaney

(Studio) Anchor asks Israel reporter for more information
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Israel) Reporter says not much more information can be related; permissible information given. Reports stated that this is Israeli attempt to neutralize palestinian enclaves in south Lebanon. Recent remarks to that effect by Prime Min. Begin noted.
REPORTER: Steve Delaney

(Studio) Reports from Palestinians with regard to massive Israeli gathering in right-wing Christian areas mentioned; reporter is asked if this corresponds to idea of big raid.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Israel) Is noted that this is logical assumption.
REPORTER: Steve Delaney

(Studio) Anchor asks with regard to number of Israeli troops involved.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Israel) Reporter says he has no idea, but he believes "massive" is apt description; says it's probably biggest raid Israel has attempted.
REPORTER: Steve Delaney

(Studio) Egyptian President Sadat's criticism of PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) raid in Israel and his call for Israel not to retaliate noted.
REPORTER: Jessica Savitch

(Beni Suef, Egypt) Sadat's tour of upper Egypt explained; his concerns about Mideast situation outlined. [SADAT - condemns PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) action. Says vicious circle will begin again if peace settlement not reached.]
REPORTER: David Burrington

(Studio) White House gathering of persons due to have welcomed Prime Min. Begin to Washington, DC today, before trip was postponed, noted.
REPORTER: Jessica Savitch

(DC) Demonstrations about PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) raid and United States policy toward Mideast by group which had planned to welcome Begin reported [MAN - reads names of raid victims.] [2nd MAN - reads from holy book.] Protesters' opposition to US arms sales to Arab ntns. and statements with regard to President Carter's attitude toward Israel cited.
REPORTER: Carole Simpson

(Studio) Recap of recent Mideast events. Upcoming items noted, along with elimination of Segment 3 report tonight.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

Reporter(s):
Burrington, David;
Chancellor, John;
Delaney, Steve;
Savitch, Jessica;
Simpson, Carole
Duration:
00:08:10

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