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Mideast / Israeli Retaliation For PLO Attack #52985

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Mar 14, 1978
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(Studio) Expectations of Israeli retaliation for PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) attack in Israel over wkend. noted. Reports from Israel indicate this is now in progress. Details of reports from correspondents in area with regard to Israeli crossings into Lebanon and alleged support from Lebanese Christians, given. Confirmation of land attack from Palestinian spokesperson in Beirut noted. Following audio report was based on rumors and censored by Israelis.
REPORTER: Barbara Walters

(No location given) Report outlines unconfirmed rumors with regard to Israeli movement into Lebanon.
REPORTER: Dean Johnson

(Studio) Statements of Israeli officials concerning planned attack and upcoming communiques about it, as stated to anchor in interviews earlier today, outlined.
REPORTER: Barbara Walters

(DC) Inability of State Department to confirm that raid has begun noted; US intelligence detection of military build-up by Israelis along Lebanon border just after PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) attack outside Tel Aviv mentioned. Intelligence reports detailed and United States concerns that Israelis will move up Litani River in Lebanon and stay to clean out Palestinian strongholds in area cited.
REPORTER: Ted Koppel

(Studio) Report is on funerals for more victims of PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) raid.
REPORTER: Barbara Walters

(Jerusalem, Israel) Funeral for 14-yr.-old Imre Tel-Oren in Jerusalem mentioned; details with regard to involvement of victim and family in raid, during drive on Haifa hwy., given. Search along beach at PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) landing site for bodies of 2 terrorists believed drowned in landing attempt noted.
REPORTER: Bill Seamans

(Studio) Egyptian President Sadat's condemnation of PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) raid into Israel reported.
REPORTER: Barbara Walters

(Cairo, Egypt) Sadat's attempts to concentrate on domestic problems, since return from DC, and interference from outside troubles noted. His statements about PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) raid, made during trip to Beni Suef, south of Cairo, cited. [SADAT - says vicious circle of retaliation will begin if peace settlement not reached soon.] Attitude of other Arab leaders and of hard liners within Egyptian government with regard to raid and Israeli retaliation possibility described.
REPORTER: Doreen Kays

Johnson, Dean;
Kays, Doreen;
Koppel, Ted;
Seamans, Bill;
Walters, Barbara

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