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Mideast Developments #53728

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Apr 06, 1978
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(Studio) Battle between group of Israelis and Palestinians in south Lebanon detailed; Palestinians' statements of willingness to exchange bodies and prisoners for own men in Israeli hands, which would necessitate at least indirect negotiations between Israel and PLO, reported United Nations spokesperson's announcement of Israeli presentation of plan for partial withdrawal from south Lebanon cited. French United Nations commander's report on tension in area outlined.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(S. Lebanon) Report on Norwegian troops' attempt to move into position to guard Khardali Bridge across Litani River, keeping Palestinians separated from Christian Phalangists and Israelis.
REPORTER: James Walker (Report edited by Israeli censors)

(Studio) Show of unity by United States and Israel reported in Prime Min. Begin's inspection of USS Nimitz in Israel. United States ambassador's remarks quoted.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

Jennings, Peter;
Walker, James

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