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Mideast Tempest / Israel / Lebanon #53031

ABC Evening News for Friday, Mar 17, 1978
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(Studio) United Nations Security Council session, called at request of Lebanon and Israel, noted. Report on Israeli commandos raid of Palestinian guerrilla camp on coast of Lebanon earlier today.
REPORTER: Barbara Walters

(Jerusalem, Israel) Question raised with regard to civilian killings by Israel. Lebanese report of 29 civilians murdered along Mediterranean coast detailed.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(Sidon, Lebanon) Rptd. Israeli attack on civilians in south Lebanon described. Is noted could be retaliation for PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) attack into Israel last Saturday Lebanese occupants of area seen fleeing homes.
REPORTER: Bill Blakemore

(Jerusalem, Israel) Israeli Prime Min. Begin and defense minister Ezer Weizman's refusal to comment on alleged Lebanese civilian attacks by Israel noted. Later, on state-owned TV, Weizman admitted to Israeli raid north of Tyre, Lebanon; comments outlined.
REPORTER: Bill Stewart

(Jerusalem, Israel) Popular Front for Liberation of Palestine's confirmation that one leader, Jihad Carlos, killed along coast in fight with Israeli troops reported Superiority of Israeli air power strength noted; ground war somewhat different.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(Lebanon) Report on Israeli attack on town which caused refugees to flee. Devastation by Israeli troops checked and boxes of Chinese-made rockets and shells discovered. Israeli troops' control of captured zone tightened.; shelling on increase [In Marjahu, Pro-Israeli Lebanese army commander Major Saad HADAD - hopes Israeli troops push farther north and drive out Palestinian guerrillas and Syrian peacekeeping troops.] Defense minister Weizman admission that Israeli forces might strike beyond zone occupied by Israel now reported Israeli soldiers' advancement of boundary to the north today to point along Litani River noted.
REPORTER: John Martin

(Jerusalem, Israel) PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) supply request from other Arab states noted, but leader Yasir Arafat insisted no shortage of manpower prevails. Palestinian rocketing of 2 Israeli settlements reported; 1 killed. Upcoming Howard K. Smith comment on Mideast announced.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

Blakemore, Bill;
Jennings, Peter;
Martin, John;
Stewart, Bill;
Walters, Barbara

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