NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Dec 23, 1987
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(Studio: Connie Chung) Report introduced.
(Jerusalem, Israel: Martin Fletcher) Israelis reported sealing off refugee camps and warning Palestinians to cease rioting. General strike reported ending; details given, scenes shown. Israeli defense minister Yitzhak Rabin reported defending control measures. Prime minister Yitzhak Shamir quoted. [Parliament member Abba EBAN - comments on Palestinian despair and desperation.] [Parliament member Meir COHEN-AVIDOV - wants to deport militant uprisers.] West Bank and Gaza Strip reported causing dilemma for Israel. [Parliament member Rabbi Chaim DRUCKMAN - claims Israel will land forever.] [Student Amid LOEWENHOFF - disagrees with Israeli policy toward Gaza Strip.] Loewenhoff quoted further.
(Studio: Connie Chung) Israel reported denouncing United Nations resolution calling for end to current riot control measures. Israeli government quoted regarding United States criticism. Report introduced.
(DC: John Cochran) United States reported increasing pressure on Israeli government [State Department spokesperson Phyllis OAKLEY - claims lethal force unnecessary.] [On "Today", Israeli ambassador to United States Moshe ARAD - defends Israeli actions.] United States officials quoted. [American Jewish Committee spokesperson Marc TANENBAUM - says Israel needs adequate riot control.] United States officials reported asserting Israel should emulate S. Korean riot squads; details given, scenes shown. [Jews for Israelis and Palestinians spokesperson Seth GRIMES - comments on United States aid to Israel.] United States officials quoted.
(Studio: Connie Chung) Israeli Christmas celebrations reported being avoided; details given. Local shopkeepers quoted.