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Mideast / Lebanon Invasion #78742

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Jun 23, 1982
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(Studio) Latest cease-fire in Lebanon said broken with Israeli-Syrian fighting today; details given. West Beirut resident's assessment of situation quoted.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(Tel Aviv, Israel) Israeli-Syrian conflict today examined; discovery of massive arms cache described.
REPORTER: Hilary Brown

(Beirut, Lebanon) Continue fighting here and in Bekaa Valley examined; films shown. Impact of fighting on nearby village noted.
REPORTER: Mike McCourt

(Studio) International condemnation of Israeli invasion of Lebanon cited; alleged incident involving Israeli forces and French organization Doctors Without Frontiers in Sidon, Lebanon, described.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(Beirut, Lebanon) Saudi Arabian pressure on United States over invasion examined; for. minister Saud al-Faisal's message today to PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) chairperson Yasir Arafat said apparently responsible for current cease-fire. Saudis said allegedly making contact with USSR over Israeli invasion; apparent willingness of PLO to negotiate long-term agreement with Israelis withdrawal considered.
REPORTER: Chris Harper

(Studio) Israel said rejecting PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) proposal via President Reagan's envoy Philip Habib. Prime Min. Menahem Begin, arriving back in Israel from United States, said accusing United States media of presenting biased picture of war. Israel reported continuing to deny ABC News access to transmission facilities due to network broadcast of interview with Yasir Arafat; network's continuing stance on issue mentioned.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

Brown, Hilary;
Harper, Chris;
Jennings, Peter;
McCourt, Mike

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