ABC Evening News for Thursday, Oct 10, 1985
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(Studio) Senior PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) official at United Nations Farouk Kaddoumi said claiming US intelligence fabricated murder of Leon Klinghoffer by terrorist hijackers of Achille Lauro cruise ship; details given. Reaction of Italian ambassador Giovanni Migliuolo outlined.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings
(NYC) Reactions of Klinghoffer's family and friends to terrorists selection of wheelchair-bound elderly man as victim featured. [Robert KANTOR, Carol HODES, Bert KEMPLER, New York City Mayor Edward KOCH, Rabbi Avi WEISS - want justice; claim Yasir Arafat masterminded murder.] [Senator Alfonse D'AMATO - believes Egypt acted irresponsibly; notes amount of US aid given Egypt annually.] [Jerry ARBITTIER - describes phone conversation with mother-in-law Marilyn Klinghoffer.]
REPORTER: Lynn Sherr
(Studio) Implications of Egypt's handling of hijacking for relations with US, possibility of United States retaliation, hypocrisy of United States call for retaliatory action while condemning Israel for just such raid on PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) in Tunisia recently and basis of PLO-Egyptian cooperation discussed. Admin.'s belief that Hosni Mubarak lied about hijackers considered.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings, George Will, Sam Donaldson, John McWethy