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Mideast / Lebanon Invasion #78836

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Jun 29, 1982
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(Studio) Apparent status of diplomatic efforts to settle Israeli invasion of Lebanon discussed; United States envoy Philip Habib noted continuing mediation efforts.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(Beirut, Lebanon) Atmosphere here, as possibility of settlement became evident, described. [Israeli OFFICIAL - acknowledges nearby explosion.] [Former prime minister Saeb SALAM - notes progress with Palestinians.] PLO reported claiming Beirut airport may reopen soon; possible evacuation of PLO leadership, include Yasir Arafat, mentioned.
REPORTER: Mike McCourt

(Jerusalem, Israel) Knesset debate on war examined; films shown. Prime Min. Menahem Begin's response to claims of barbarism and genocide noted; opposition leader Shimon Peres said warning that current political unity will collapse if war is extended. [PERES - comments.] [Israeli SOLDIER - claims defense minister Ariel Sharon has deceived Knesset.]
REPORTER: Walter Rodgers

(Studio) Pope John Paul II's support for Palestinians reported.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(Studio) Impact of Israeli invasion on United States-Israel relations noted.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(DC) United States concern that Israel hasn't shared intelligence gains made in invasion discussed; USSR weapons at stake considered; documents recovered from PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) ofcs. indicating USSR training and support for PLO shown, described. Discrepancy between Israel and PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) on issue of casualties mentioned.
REPORTER: John McWethy

(Studio) Upcoming items announced.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(Studio) Item recapped at end of broadcast

Jennings, Peter;
McCourt, Mike;
McWethy, John;
Reynolds, Frank;
Rodgers, Walter

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