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Middle East / Arafat's United Nations Address / Israeli Reaction #560203

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Dec 13, 1988
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) leader Yasir Arafat reported appealing to Israeli people with regard to peace. [ARAFAT - (thru translator) comments on Palestinian uprising.] [Prime Min. Yitzhak SHAMIR - rejects PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) plan.] PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) member George Habash quoted with regard to Arafat's speech. Report introduced.

(Ramallah, Israel: Martin Fletcher) Arafat's leadership of PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) noted challenged in occupied territories; details given of pro-Syrian and Moslem fundamentalist factions of PLO, scenes shown. [Sheik Ikrema SABRI - (thru translator) says prophet Mohammed should guide peace process.] Merchants noted in middle of PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) infighting. [MAN - comments on situation.] Pro- Syrian faction noted claiming that Arafat is too moderate.

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Palestinian and Jewish settler reported killed in West Bank; details given.

Brokaw, Tom;
Fletcher, Martin

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