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Mideast / Lebanon Invasion #79401

ABC Evening News for Sunday, Jul 04, 1982
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(Studio) Israeli prime Min. Menahem Begin reported meeting with cabinet to consider proposed peace plan of PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) chairperson Yasir Arafat; continuing confrontation between PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) and Israel in west Beirut, Lebanon, noted.
REPORTER: Tom Jarriel

(Jerusalem, Israel) [BEGIN - jokes about wielding "big stick."] Israeli assault on PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) position in Beirut noted. [Cabinet spokesperson Dan MERIDOR - announces government's rejections of qualifications of proposals.] [BEGIN - hopes Israeli withdrawal will occur soon.] [Opposition leader Shimon PERES - hopes continuing negotiations mean progress is occurring.]
REPORTER: Walter Rodgers

(Beirut, Lebanon) Situation here examined in detail; films shown. Arafat noted meeting with French officials regarding his peace proposals; details given. [PLO negotiator Hani Al HASSAN - thinks Israel is facing dilemma; explains.] [Lebanese negotiator Saeb SALAM - is worried about Israeli defense minister Ariel Sharon's attitude.]
REPORTER: Chris Harper

(Studio) Anti-war demonstration by Palestinians on West Bank reported Libyan leader Colonel Muammar el-Kadhafi reported urging trapped PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) guerrillas to commit suicide. Senator Barry Goldwater's criticism of Begin and invasion mentioned.
REPORTER: Tom Jarriel

Harper, Chris;
Jarriel, Tom;
Rodgers, Walter

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