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Israel / Lebanon Raids #517990

NBC Evening News for Saturday, Jul 18, 1981
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(Studio) President Reagan's condemnation of latest flare-up in Israel-Lebanon conflict quoted.
REPORTER: Jessica Savitch

(DC) [REAGAN - doesn't consider violence helpful to peace process; mentions Philip Habib.] Decision whether United States will ship F-16 fighter planes to Israel said hinging on Habib's mtgs. with Prime Min. Menahem Begin; details given. Complicating factors involved in issue outlined.
REPORTER: Judy Woodruff

(Studio) PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) rocket attack on north Israel reported.
REPORTER: Jessica Savitch

(Beirut, Lebanon) Aftermath of yesterday's Israeli bombing of Beirut examined; films shown. Dr. Hamil Shama's background in United States and her lack of preparation for yesterday's carnage outlined. [SHAMA - describes scene.] City's response to today's events noted.
REPORTER: Vic Aicken

(Tel Aviv, Israel) Israel's reaction to Habib's visit cited; today's PLO rocket attack on north Israel reported Atmosphere in Kiryat Shemona described; possible importance of Habib's meeting with Begin tomorrow considered.
REPORTER: Arthur Kent

Aicken, Vic;
Kent, Arthur;
Savitch, Jessica;
Woodruff, Judy

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