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Mideast Developments #53191

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Mar 28, 1978
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(Studio) Request from Prime Min. Begin to President Sadat for resumption of direct peace talks reported; criticism of Begin's policies from opposition and some members of own government noted. United Nations Secretary General Waldheim's announcement of PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) agreement to join Israel in south Lebanon cease-fire cited. PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) leader reported not to have gone that far.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(S. Lebanon) Beirut meeting between United Nations troops commander General Emmanuel Erskine and Yasir Arafat detailed; Arafat's pledge of Palestinian cooperation with UN forces, but no promise with regard to action against Israelis, noted. Situation in south Lebanon, especially in area around Tyre, described.
REPORTER: Bill Blakemore

(Studio) Reports are on innocent victims, from Israel and Lebanon, involved in recent fighting.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Jerusalem, Israel) Background of Israeli victim of PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) raid, 14-yr.-old Imre Tel-Oren, given. Family's involvement in raid, in which father was injured, detailed; family lives near Jerusalem. Films and photos shown. [Sharona TEL-OREN - describes discovery of Imre's death.] Imre's burial and effect of incident on family described. Med. treatment given Chanoch Tel-Oren mentioned; his view of PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) raid and Israeli retaliation given. [TEL-OREN - says his whole world is music and expression of human emotions.] Tel-Oren's recording of "Visions", by Israeli composer Partos, played. [Tel-Oren family MBR. - cites feelings about incident.]
REPORTER: John Martin

(Ouzai, Lebanon) Destruction wrought in Ouzai, Lebanon, by Israeli air attack described; residents' claims that there were no military bases here noted. [MAN - (thru translator) describes air attack.] Details given re: death of 13-yr.-old Maha Farhat in Israeli raid and effect of raid on Farhat family.
REPORTER: Jerry King

Blakemore, Bill;
King, Jerry;
Martin, John;
Reasoner, Harry

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