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(Studio) Assassination attempt on 3 Palestinian politicians, mayors of west bank towns, reported; details given.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings
(W. Bank) Murder attempts on Mayors Kerim Khalaf of Ramallah, Bassam al-Shaka of Nablus and Ibrahim Tawil of El Bira, [Bireh] as well as outbreak of violence in Hebron examined; films shown. [KHALAF- comments.] Prime Min. Menahem Begin quoted; his call for full-scale investigation to flush out those responsible noted. West bank Arabs said accusing Jewish fanatics.
REPORTER: Bill Seamans
(DC) State Department's response to west bank bombings outlined. [State Department, spokesperson Hodding CARTER - states official position.] United States officials said working under assumption that extremist Israeli group is responsible. [Hodding CARTER - comments.] Current status of Israel-Egypt peace talks outlined; probable impact of today's incidents on Palestinian attitude towards autonomy considered.
REPORTER: Barrie Dunsmore
(Studio) PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) chairperson Yasir Arafat reported blaming Begin and United States for bombings; details given.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings
- Dunsmore, Barrie;
- Jennings, Peter;
- Seamans, Bill
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