NBC Evening News for Saturday, May 03, 1980
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(Studio) Statements by Israeli defense minister Ezer Weizman and Nablus mayor re: ambush in city of Hebron on west bank today. PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) said claiming responsibility for attack. Israeli deportation of 3 PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) supporters, mayors of 2 Arab cities and a Moslem holy man announced.
REPORTER: Jane Pauley
(Tel Aviv, Israel) Demonstration in Halhule on west bank for Mayor Mohammed Milhem reported [Relative of deported mayor, Rafiq MILHEM - speaks in support of his relative.] Destruction of 2 bldgs. in Hebron used by terrorists reported [Survivor Mordechai SHWARTZ - describes attack.] [United States special envoy Sol LINOWITZ - expresses belief most Arabs on west bank and Gaza strip want peace.] Egyptian negotiator Mustafa Khalil quoted. Effect of incident on autonomy talks for areas anticipated.
REPORTER: Vic Aicken
(DC) United States said signaling Israel not to be provoked into escalating violence. American officials said worried with regard to Israeli retaliation measures. Hope that government of Menahem Begin will resist internal pressures for stronger violent response.
REPORTER: Andrea Mitchell