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Mideast / United Nations Peace Force #498003

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Mar 22, 1978
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(Studio) Planned withdrawal of Israeli troops from Lebanon on arrival of UN peace troops reported Cease-fire said going well; rockets fired at Israelis cited.

(S. Lebanon) Move of United Nations troops toward front reported Film shown. Litani River positions noted. Iranian troops cited. Move of Israeli guns to front reported, filmed. Lebanese Christians said foiled in expected efforts to stop United Nations troops by troops' crossing border at unexpected place. Christians said to want Israeli troops to stay to protect them from Palestinians; not to want UN. United Nations troops expected to set up posts on both sides Litani River Doubt of effectiveness of United Nations troops and proximity of north Israel to Palestinian outposts said cause of worry.
REPORTER: Jack Reynolds

(S. Lebanon) Destruction of town in Lebanon near Israeli border shown. Drop in population of town while under PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) control noted. Refugees said returning. Plights of refugees noted. Shararah family featured. Fear of Palestine guerrillas noted.
REPORTER: Bill Sternoff

Hart, John;
Reynolds, Jack;
Sternoff, Bill

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