ABC Evening News for Monday, Jun 14, 1982
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(Studio) Apparent status of Israeli invasion of Lebanon outlined on map.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings
(Tel Aviv, Israel) Israeli chief of staff Rafael Eytan reported claiming Israeli control of Beirut airport; details given, films shown. Israeli claims of prisoner and weapons from PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) discussed; defense minister Ariel Sharon reported visiting Israeli troops in occupied Lebanon; details given. Prime Min. Menahem Begin mentioned leaving United States.
REPORTER: Bill Seamans
(Beirut, Lebanon) Advancement of Israelli invasion force examined; troops' occupation of President Elias Sarkis' house mentioned. Films shown. Implications of invasion for ruling government of Lebanon considered; specifics outlined on screen. New government thought meeting with United States envoy Philip Habib later.
REPORTER: Mike McCourt
(Paris, France) Israel, in communication with PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) leadership, reported seeking surrender of top PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) leaders, include Yasir Arafat; details outlined on screen. Alleged role of intermediaries at American University in Beirut considered. [PLO SPOKESPERSON - claims Arafat will lead forces to victory.] Palestinians noted not believing Israeli threat; details given.
REPORTER: Pierre Salinger
(DC) Disadvantages to Israel of Yasir Arafat's hypothetical surrender explained; remarks of Egyptian foreign minister Kamal Hassan Ali to Secretary of State Alexander Haig with regard to Israeli occupation of Lebanon noted. [HAIG - notes barrier to Camp David accords.]
REPORTER: Barrie Dunsmore
(Studio) USSR statement on Israeli invasion outlined.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings
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