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Middle East / Hostage Crisis / Diplomacy / Israel #570533

NBC Evening News for Sunday, Aug 06, 1989
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(Studio: Garrick Utley) Reports introd.

(Tel Aviv, Israel: Martin Fletcher) Negotiations for hostage swap featured; statement given from group holding Joseph Cicippio that it would trade him for Sheik Abdul Karim Obeid, who was kidnapped by Israel, and other prisoners. [On "Face the Nation", Israeli defense minister Yitzhak RABIN - says deal could take a long time.] [Dep. foreign minister of Israel Benjamin NETANYAHU - says Israel's offer stands.] Stmt. from moderate Shiite Moslem leader Nabih Berri that prisoner swap could never be arranged noted. Israeli foreign ministry spokesperson Avi PAZNER - says Israel is receiving conflicting stmts.] Israel said awaiting further proposals from Hizballah.

(Studio: Garrick Utley) Photo of hostage Edward Tracy noted include in note from group holding Cicippio.

Fletcher, Martin;
Utley, Garrick

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