NBC Evening News for Friday, Dec 18, 1987
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Lebanon's Islamic Jihad reported threatening lives of hostages Robert Polhill and Jesse Turner if Israel refuses to cease killing Palestinians in occupied territories. Details given of hostages' abductions. More Palestinians reported killed by Israeli troops in Gaza, Israel. White House spokesperson quoted regarding President Reagan's reaction to events. Report introduced.
(Tel Aviv, West Israel: Martin Fletcher) Scenes shown of Friday prayers in Jerusalem, Israel. Most of West Bank reported being quiet. Gaza Strip reported continuing violence; details given, scenes shown. Officers reported warning troops not to overreact in front of cameras. [Gaza's ex-mayor Rashad al SHAWA - says Palestinians fed up with occupation.] Gaza information given. Palestine's occupied history reviewed.
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Israeli Arabs parliamentary members reported calling for general strike by Arab population