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Special Segment (The Holy Land) #535076

NBC Evening News for Monday, Dec 24, 1984
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(Studio) Intro. to report on Holy Land, include note that this time of year is holiday for both Christians and Jews.
REPORTER: Garrick Utley

(Susia, Israeli-Occupied West Bank) Area near Hebron, site of tomb of Abraham, noted as symbol of conflict between Jews and Arabs. Abraham said considered originator of both peoples. Jewish settlements on occupied territory symbolized by situation of Jaekiel Later, wife Hannah and 5 other families. [LATER - says land is where King David's heritage is.] [Hannah LATER - comments.] Arab's (name given) claim to land on which families settled stated. 1967 war with Jordan, in which Israel occupied West Bank to Jordan River, recalled; films shown. Conflicts and violence since then described. Jewish views of need to settle land outlined. Palestinian killing of Hebron settlers in May, 1980, said turning point in conflict, with Jews developing own underground. Case of Yitzhak Novik, accused in plot to kill 2 W. Bank mayors, noted. [Novik's WIFE - comments.] Former West Bank mayor, Bassam Shaka, mentioned as victim of attack. [SHAKA - says Israelis must move out eventually.]
REPORTER: Martin Fletcher

(Studio) Upcoming report in series outlined.
REPORTER: Garrick Utley

Fletcher, Martin;
Utley, Garrick

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