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Mideast / PLO Leader Assassination/ Lebanon and Israeli Troop Withdrawal #88424

ABC Evening News for Sunday, Dec 30, 1984
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(Studio) Report given on Jordanian police arrest of 4 people in connection with Saturday `s assassination of top PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) leader Fahd Kawasmeh, former West Bank mayor gunned down in Amman. Remarks of PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) leader Yasir Arafat, blaming Syria, noted.
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson

(Jerusalem, Israel) Mourning of Kawasmeh on both eastern and west banks of Jordan River noted. Feeling of most that Syria is responsible for death cited. Arafat's visit to family in Amman mentioned; his comments quoted. Demonstration of remembrance of Kawasmeh in Hebron, town he led until deported by government of former Israeli Prime Min. Menachem Begin, described. Views of both Jews and Arabs here said to blame Syria and radical Arabs. [Israeli newspaper editor Uri AVNERRI - comments.] [Al Najah Univ. spokesperson Dr. Saeb ERAKAT - comments.] Situation in last month's PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) conference in Amman recalled; film shown. West analysts' warnings, that moderate factions of PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) led by Arafat and Jordan's King Hussein face incrd. danger due to possibility of their negotiating with Israel, noted. Discussions between Israeli cabinet and Amman government with regard to bringing Kawasmeh's body to Hebron for burial mentioned.
REPORTER: Bob Zelnick

(Studio) Israeli Prime Min. Shimon Peres' statements with regard to withdrawal of troops from Lebanon reported.
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson

Donaldson, Sam;
Zelnick, Bob

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