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Israel / Massacre Report #82541

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Feb 10, 1983
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(Studio) Israeli government reported accepting recommendations of commission of inquiry that investigated September massacre in Beirut, Lebanon.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(Jerusalem, Israel) Cabinet's decision to oust defense minister Ariel Sharon, as commission recommended, noted.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(Jerusalem, Israel) Cabinet's acceptance of commission's findings examined. [Cabinet spokesperson Dan MERIDOR - announces cabinet's decision.] Sharon noted refusing to resign despite cabinet move; defense minister mentioned casting only vote against accepting report Sharon's analysis of situation outlined on screen; implications of cabinet's decision for military intelligence chief Yehoshua Saguy, General Amos Yaron noted. Prime Min. Menahem Begin's refusal to comment mentioned. Details of cabinet's vote on matter of Sharon's role in government outlined on screen, discussed. Opposition leader Shimon Peres' support of government action noted. Issue of Begin calling for early election noted unclarified.
REPORTER: Bill Seamans

(Studio) Pro- and anti-Sharon demonstration and ensuing violence examined; films shown. Details of grenade attack on anti-Sharon protesters given.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(Studio) Neither White House nor State Department said making official comments on Sharon's resignation, despite hope that United States-Israel relations will improve as a result.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(Studio) Item recapped at end of broadcast

Jennings, Peter;
Reynolds, Frank;
Seamans, Bill

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