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Mideast Developments #53211

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Mar 29, 1978
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(Studio) Contd. Palestinian shelling of Israeli troops and across south Lebanon border reported Rejection of United States plan to allow west bank Palestinians to decide own future by both PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) and Israelis noted. Israeli parliamentary debate of Prime Min. Begin's peace proposals detailed. United Nations peacekeeping force's 1st fatality in south Lebanon reported.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(Jerusalem, Israel) Refusal of Swedish officers to comment on incident in which one soldier was killed and another wounded noted. Explosion of land mine near Litani River bridge, which had been cleared of mines by Israelis on Sunday, is cause of casualties. Is noted that bridge is in sight of PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) stronghold at Beaufort Castle and that casualties are taken to hospital in Haifa. Begin's address to parliament detailed; government announcement of defense minister Weizman's upcoming trip to Cairo reported Begin's call for President Sadat to drop demands for Palestinian west bank state and for return of all occupied territory and countering statements by opposition leader Shimon Peres outlined.
REPORTER: Bill Seamans

Jennings, Peter;
Seamans, Bill

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