NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Jan 20, 1988
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Palestinian question addressed. 1967 six-day war reviewed; details given, scenes shown. Gaza Strip population illustration Israel's capture of West Bank detailed. West Bank population illustration Impact of expanding Arab pop. in occupied territories discussed. Reports introduced
(Gaza Strip, Israel: Martin Fletcher) Israeli's occupation dilemma featured; scenes shown. [Israeli army Lieutenant Niel TOLEDANO - wants peace.] Young Palestinians' anger noted stunning Israeli troops. [Palestinian student Sami RANTISSI - says future hopeless.] Israelis shown protesting uprisings. [MAN - comments on situation.] Prime minister Yitzhak Shamir reported accused of mishandling protests. [SHAMIR - says only negotiations will rectify situation.] Palestinian and Israeli demands discussed. PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) and Shamir's inflexibility noted. [Israeli political activist Meron BENVENISTI - says is pessimistic.] Projected Arab population mentioned. Palestinians' reported convinced occupation ineluctable.
(Amman, Jordan: Rick Davis) Palestinians living in Jordan featured; details given, scenes shown. Jordan's King Hussein I reported desiring international conference with PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) president Yasir Arafat. [Info. minister Dr. Hani KHASAWNEH - comments on possible international conf.] [CHILDREN - want to live in Palestine.] Children reported approving of Palestinians' uprising in occupied Israel. [Archbishop Elvia KHOURY - approves of stone throwing.] Palestinians noted discouraged in Amman by Arab summit in Amman; details given, scenes shown. Palestinian issue noted not easily dismissed. Scenes shown from battle between troops and Palestinians at Jerusalem's mosque. Violent scenes shown from Cairo, Egypt, after Anwar Sadat's assassination. [Sociologist Saad Eddin IBRAHIM - comments on Egyptian response to Israeli situation.] Palestinian messages being relayed to Israel and Arab ntns. discussed.