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Tunisia / Israeli Raid #540136

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Oct 01, 1985
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(Studio) White House defense of Israeli air raid on PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) base near Tunis, Tunisia, in response to recent Palestinian terrorist attack on Israeli tourists in Cyprus quoted. Details of raid outlined; Israeli intelligence said believing PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) chairperson Yasir Arafat would be at site during attack.
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw

(Tunis, Tunisia) Circumstances of air strike examined; scenes shown. PLO recalled establishing headquarters here after being driven from Lebanon by Israel; Force 17 PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) terrorist squad mentioned based here.
REPORTER: Keith Miller

(Tel Aviv, Israel) [Defense minister Yitzhak RABIN - claims Israel will reach terrorism regardless of its location.] Force 17 commandos responsible for Cyprus attack thought among victims; political risks in raid for Prime Min. Shimon Peres considered. [PERES - explains raid's purpose.] Rabin's explanation for not striking PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) in Jordan thought message for King Hussein; details given.
REPORTER: Steve Delaney

(Studio) Reaction of Arab world, include that of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak and King Hussein, reported [Saudi Arabian defense minister Prince SULTAN - (thru translator) condemns attack; calls for sanctions against Israel.]
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw

(DC) Pol. timing of raid for President Reagan's efforts toward Mideast peace discussed; White House and State Department defense of Israel quoted. Criticism of raid within administration outlined.
REPORTER: Marvin Kalb

Brokaw, Tom;
Delaney, Steve;
Kalb, Marvin;
Miller, Keith

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