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Mideast Developments / Peace Talks / Gaza Strip #51925

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Nov 29, 1978
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(Studio) Egyptian envoys from President Anwar Sadat, include Prime Min. Mustafa Khalil, reported to be returning to Washington, DC for continued talks about peace treaty with Israel. Report from Cairo about latest Egyptian proposals detailed. Comments of Gaza Strip mayor about requirements for his negotiation with Israel, include that PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) be allowed to take part, given. Films and drawing shown. Report on history of Gaza and attitudes of people there. Items and events mentioned include: fight for area by Egyptian, Jewish and Syrian armies before Christ's birth; story that this is site of biblical character Samson's destruction of temple; British entrance into Palestine through Gaza to fight Turks in World War I; Gaza's administration by Egypt after 1st Arab-Israeli war; Israel's capture of it in 1956 and withdrawal in 1957, under pressure from President Eisenhower; and area's recapture by Israel in 1967. Gaza noted to be close to Tel Aviv.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

Jennings, Peter

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