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Mideast / Lebanon Invasion #78702

ABC Evening News for Monday, Jun 21, 1982
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(Studio) Breach in cease-fire in Beirut, Lebanon, as Israeli Prime Min. Menahem Begin meets with President Reagan here noted.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(DC) Reagan-Begin meeting discussed; films shown. [REAGAN - notes common goal with Israel in Lebanon.] [BEGIN - denies invading Lebanon.] [For. Affairs Committee chairperson Representative Clement ZABLOCKI - notes political pressure arising from invasion.] Lack of congress support for United States peacekeeping unit in Lebanon noted; Secretary of State Alexander Haig's remarks on situation outlined.
REPORTER: Barrie Dunsmore

(Studio) Lebanese President and Prime Min. reported calling on United States to halt Israeli advance on Beirut as continuing exchange of fire between Israel and PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) is acknowledged; details given.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(Beirut, Lebanon) Israeli shelling of West Beirut examined; films shown. USSR embassy noted hit.
REPORTER: John McKenzie

(Studio) Israeli defense minister Ariei Sharon reported claiming civilian casualties in Lebanon have been exaggerated; details given.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(No location given) [PLO chairperson Yasir ARAFAT - explains PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) commitment to battle; comments on United States aid to Israel.]
REPORTER: Chris Harper

(Studio) Arafat noted believing present conflict orchestrated by United States; role of USSR mentioned.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(Studio) Upcoming items announced.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(Studio) Item recapped at end of broadcast

Dunsmore, Barrie;
Harper, Chris;
Jennings, Peter;
McKenzie, John;
Reynolds, Frank

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