NBC Evening News for Monday, Oct 04, 1982
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(Studio) Continuing political pressure on Israeli defense minister Ariel Sharon said include alleged petition of army officers seeking his resignation; details given.
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw
(Tel Aviv, Israel) Israeli army's current morale problems examined; films shown. [Defense ministry spokesperson Irit ATZMON - claims normal working conditions and mutual trust exist between chief of staff and defense minister] Role of Lebanon invasion in army's apparent dissension examined; Sharon noted failing to visit any wounded during the war due to his uncertainty about the reception he would receive Impact of massacre of Palestinians in Beirut on Sharon's relationship with army considered. Sharon's remarks in recent Knesset speech in which he implied army's presence at earlier massacre recalled, outlined. [SHARON - speaks in Hebrew.] [SHARON - accepts ministerial responsibility for Beirut massacre.]
REPORTER: Garrick Utley