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Middle East / Hostage Situation / Israel #570224

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Aug 02, 1989
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(Tel Aviv, Israel: Martin Fletcher) Dipls. reported attempting to prevent execution of Joseph Cicippio tomorrow and to persuade Hizballah to swap prisoners with Israel; details given, scenes shown. [UN Undersecretary General Marrack GOULDING - comments on murder of Colonel William Higgins.] [Israeli Prime Min. Yitzhak SHAMIR - comments on interrogation of Sheik Abdul Karim Obeid.] Israeli sources reported asserting that Obeid's biggest fear is that he will be extradited to United States. United States assistant Secretary of State John Kelly reported helping coordinate President Bush's position on hostages. [Dep. foreign minister Ben. NETANYAHU - comments on terrorism.]

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Pope John Paul II reported agreeing to help recover body of Higgins.

Brokaw, Tom;
Fletcher, Martin

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