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Israel / Lebanon Raids #517967

NBC Evening News for Friday, Jul 17, 1981
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(Studio) Extensive Israeli raids on Palestinian targets throughout Lebanon reported; details given.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Beirut, Lebanon) Israel's attack on PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) headquarters here examined; films shown. Attacks on Aramco's refinery in Sidon and other sites discussed.
REPORTER: Vic Aicken

(Studio) Attacks and counterattacks by Israel and Palestinians over the past week outlined; Prime Min. Menahem Begin reported claiming raid today on Beirut was in retaliation.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Tel Aviv, Israel) Begin's criticism of Palestinian's deliberate location of bases in civilian areas noted. [Knesset committee chairperson Moshe ARENS - defs. government's change in defense policy.] Continued shelling of Israeli border towns and Israel's acknowledgement that US-made planes were used in today's raids on Beirut reported.
REPORTER: Arthur Kent

(Studio) White House reaction to Israel's use of US-supplied equipment noted; scheduled resumption of aircraft shipments to Israel said delayed due to today's events.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(DC) President Reagan's decision to delay shipment of F-16s, coming after mtg. with national security advisers, discussed. [State Department spokesperson Dean FISCHER - reads White House statement condemning Israel-Lebanon violence.] Reagan noted sending envoy Philip Habib to Israel in effort to establish cease-fire; current status of F-16s, previously scheduled for Israel, outlined. Possible political boost given Habib by President's delay on plane shipments explained.
REPORTER: John Palmer (KXAS-TV newstape)

(Studio) State Department official said claiming Israel's timing of raids was attempt to embarrass US; details given.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(Studio) United Nations Secretary General Kurt Waldheim reported condemning today's attacks; Lebanon said requesting emergency Sec. Council session. Egypt's criticism of Israeli aggression mentioned.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

Aicken, Vic;
Chancellor, John;
Kent, Arthur;
Mudd, Roger

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