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Israel / Violence / Shultz Mission #560973

NBC Evening News for Monday, Feb 29, 1988
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Secretary of State George Shultz' peace mission to Mideast discussed. Egyptian President Mohammad Hosni Mubarak noted only leader to endorse peace plan. Israeli Prime Min. Yitzhak Shamir quoted with regard to foreign pressure. Report introduced.

(Jerusalem, Israel: Martin Fletcher) Palestinians shown throwing rocks at Israeli troops in West Bank, Israel; details given. [PALESTINIAN - says there's no peace without Yasir Arafat.] PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) noted not allowing Palestinians to meet Shultz. [Gaza lawyers association Fayes Abu RAHME - comments on PLO.] Shultz mentioned unable to speak with PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) leaders due to '75 agreement Henry Kissinger signed. Israel's attempts to bypass PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) leadership recalled. Jordan's King Hussein I noted refusing to negotiate without PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) approval. [Ex-Shamir aide Moshe AMIRAB - says its time to recognize PLO.] Amirab noted forced out of conservative party for beliefs. Speaking to Palestinians noted complicated by their refusal to cooperate without PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) approval.

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) More Palestinians reported dying from gunshot wounds inflicted by Israeli soldiers. Death toll given.

Brokaw, Tom;
Fletcher, Martin

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