ABC Evening News for Sunday, Jul 26, 1981
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(Studio) Clash between Israeli reconnaissance planes and PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) gunners over Beirut, Lebanon, reported; United States envoy Philip Habib, responsible for current cease-fire agreement, reported returning to Washington, DC today.
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson
(DC) Possible political boost for Reagan administration if cease-fire lasts long enough for United States to ship Israel its ordered planes noted; likelihood of cease-fire not lasting longer than that said indicated by both Israel and PLO today. [Courtesy CBS's "Face the Nation" Israeli ambassador Ephraim EVRON - claims that once PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) halts its shelling of Israel, there will be no reaction from it.] [Courtesy ABC's "Issues and Answers", PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) leader Yasir ARAFAT - accepts cease-fire through Lebanese border.] Problem posed by potential for conflict between PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) and Lebanese Christian leader Major Saad Haddad explained; radical groups within PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) noted rejecting cease-fire.
REPORTER: Jack Smith
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