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Mideast Developments / State Dept, Human Rights Report / Peace Talks #58309

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Feb 07, 1979
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(Studio) State Department noted to have sent annual human rights report to Congress "Washington Post" prerelease item on report said to concern possible Israeli mistreatment of Arab prisoners on west bank.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(DC) Confrontation between Israeli security troops and Palestinians on west bank, described. Films shown. Prisoners' claims of torture reported [Palestinian student Khaled RHUBBO - describes alleged torture.] State Department evidence that some claims are true stated. [Department spokesperson Hodding CARTER - says creditable sources' reports indicate instances of mistreatment have occurred.] Question of whether mistreatment of Palestinian prisoners is Israeli policy mentioned. [Hodding CARTER - says report doesn't say systematic torture was practiced.] Significance of State Department report comments reported.
REPORTER: Ted Koppel

(Studio) United States invitation to Egypt and Israel to attend foreign mins. conference at Camp David with regard to resumption of peace talks noted. President Carter said not planning to take part.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

Koppel, Ted;
Reynolds, Frank

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