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Mid. East / Israel and Arab Delegation / South Lebanon Fighting / Vance and Dayan #50469

ABC Evening News for Monday, Sep 26, 1977
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(Studio) Israeli cabinet accepts idea of unified Arab delegation, include Palestinians, to be in Geneva peace conference Cease-fire, worked out with United States help, takes effect in south Lebanon. Israeli troops withdraw.
REPORTER: Barbara Walters

(Israel) Report on Israeli troops withdrawal and terms of cease-fire; terms incl. movement of new Lebanese army troops into area as buffer between Christians and PLO. Israelis permit reports previously censored, with regard to number of troops inside Lebanon. One PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) group says it won't abide by agreement and there's concern for Christians. [Christian commander Major Saad HADDAD - says they have assurance Palestinians will respect agreement; if not, Christians also have assurance that Israelis are ready to help them again.] More Israelis are wounded today, however, by USSR -made rockets fired from Lebanon; one victim is 8-yr.-old boy from Kiryat Shinona. If these shellings continue, cease-fire could be endangered.
REPORTER: Bill Seamans

(Studio) Secretary of State Vance and Israeli foreign minister Dayan meet in New York City tonight to try to work out conditions for Geneva peace talks.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

Reasoner, Harry;
Seamans, Bill;
Walters, Barbara

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