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Middle East / Hostage Crisis / Israel #570026

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Aug 01, 1989
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(Tel Aviv, Israel: Martin Fletcher) Israeli reaction to international criticism that their kidnapping of Sheik Abdul Karim Obeid triggered murder of William Higgins and death threat against Joseph Cicippio reported [Prime Min. Yitzhak SHAMIR - wanted to free Israeli hostages.] [ISRAELIS - defend government] Israeli interrogators reported announcing that Higgins' kidnapping was planned in Obeid's home in Jibshit, Lebanon. [Hebrew Univ. professor Rafael ISRAELI - comments on Obeid's important to Hizballah.]

Brokaw, Tom;
Fletcher, Martin

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