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Terrorism / Rome, Vienna / Aftermath / Israel #93957

ABC Evening News for Saturday, Dec 28, 1985
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(Studio) Deaths of other Americans as result of injuries sustained in terrorist attacks on Rome and Vienna airports noted. Authorities' attempts to discover who is responsible for attacks apparently aimed at Israel's El Al Airlines stated.
REPORTER: Kathleen Sullivan

(No location given) Passenger traffic in Rome's International Airport detailed. One of 2 Americans who died from injuries identification as Elena Tomarello. Passengers Mark and Don Maland said returning home as attack occurred. [Elizabeth City, North Carolina, resident Mark MALAND - describes scene.] Don Maland's death today noted. Photos shown. Surviving attacker identification as Mohammed Sharam, who had note identifying terrorists as Martyrs for Palestine and which said attack was in retaliation for Israeli attack on PLO in Tunisia.
REPORTER: Hal Walker

(New York City) Return to New York City of survivors from Rome reported [Zadie PONTI - describes scene in Rome airport.] [WOMAN (also identification as Zadie Ponti on screen) - describes scene.] Americans who died in Rome attack identification as Natasha Simpson, Don Maland, Frederick Gage and Reserve Officers' Training Corps cadet John Buonocore. [Victim's mother Cecile BUONOCongress for Racial Equality - comments.] Death of Elena Tomarello mentioned. Gathering of Buonocore's friends in Wilmington, DE, noted. Photo shown.
REPORTER: Josh Mankiewicz

(Studio) Reagan administration messages to several countries urging restraint re: attacks noted, include one to Israel.
REPORTER: Kathleen Sullivan

(Tel Aviv, Israel) [Israel foreign minister director David KIMCHE - states reasons for waging war against terrorism.] Situation in Lebanon with Syrian missiles on both sides of border noted as potential crisis point if Israel attacks PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) in Lebanon. Developments reported in case of Egyptian police official accused of killing Israeli tourists at Red Sea beach in October; scenes shown. Egyptian identification as Suleiman Khatir. Reaction of Balm family in Jerusalem noted. [Mother, Sara BAUM - comments with regard to loss of son.] Israeli position with regard to pressure from Egyptian public on President Hosni Mubarak stated. Issue of ownership of resort area, Taba, mentioned.
REPORTER: Bob Zelnick

Mankiewicz, Josh;
Sullivan, Kathleen;
Walker, Hal;
Zelnick, Bob

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