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Israel / Lebanon Invasion #78955

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Jun 08, 1982
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(Studio) Current status of Israel's invasion of south Lebanon discussed; confrontation between Israeli and Syrian troops noted. Films shown.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(Jerusalem, Israel) Israeli-Syrian air confrontation described; Israeli army film of advance on Sidon shown. Israeli casualties listed on screen. Successful siege on Beaufort Castle and Israel's turning over castle to Christian militia General Saad Haddad noted; Prime Min. Menahem Begin mentioned urging Syrian President Hafez al-Assad to avoid clash with Israeli forces. His meeting with United States envoy Philip Habib discussed.
REPORTER: Bill Seamans

(Studio) PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) chairperson Yasir Arafat reported blaming United States for allegedly supporting Israeli invasion; his message to USSR leadership outlined.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(Bierut, Lebanon) Lebanon's perspective on war examined; films, maps shown.
REPORTER: Mike McCourt

(NYC) United Nations Sec. Council's special session examined. [Lebanese ambassador Ghassan TUENI - thinks United Nations should prevent member state's demise; claims Israeli troops fired on Red Cross vehicles and personnel.] [Israel ambassador Yehuda BLUM - responds.] Resolution circulated by some Arab states mentioned.
REPORTER: Jack Smith

(Studio) Upcoming item announced.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

Jennings, Peter;
McCourt, Mike;
Reynolds, Frank;
Seamans, Bill;
Smith, Jack

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