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Israel / Lebanon #79244

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Jul 22, 1982
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(Studio) Israel said breaking Mideast cease-fire with a vengeance. Scenes of fighting shown. Israel reported, however, not continue to all-out drive against PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) in west Beirut.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(Studio) Israel said chging. PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) and Syrians with breaking cease-fire. Guerrilla ambush killing 5 Israeli soldiers near Mansura cited. Israel retaliation described. Beirut and Bekaa Valley action noted.
REPORTER: Richard Threlkeld

(Beirut, Lebanon) Scenes of Beirut attack shown. Extensive damage around PLO headquarters noted.
REPORTER: Hal Walker

(Israeli Occupied Lebanon) Israel reported saying Philip Habib would still have time to get PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) out of Beirut peacefully. Mil. action shown. Israel said not to tolerate unilateral cease-fire. Decision for punitive strike today said made by Israeli cabinet. PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) killing of ambushed soldiers recalled. [Israeli deputy foreign minister Yehuda Ben MEIR - says cease-fire must be 2 way street.] Israel reported not wanting PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) to take military or political advantage of cease-fire.
REPORTER: Bill Seamans

(Studio) Philip Habib reported leaving Beirut for Damascus. Habib itinerary outlined. His action on President Reagan's orders noted. Report on Saudi Arabia announced for later in broadcast
REPORTER: Richard Threlkeld

(Studio) Item recapped at end of broadcast
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

Reynolds, Frank;
Seamans, Bill;
Threlkeld, Richard;
Walker, Hal

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