Iron Fist: CBS Newsmen Are Victims

The Israeli retaliatory campaign against Shi'ite guerrillas in southern Lebanon, known as the "iron fist" policy, came painfully close to America's TV screens last week. As Israeli forces stepped up their attacks on Shi'ite villages, two members of a CBS News camera crew were killed and a third was seriously injured by a shell from an Israeli tank. The three men, all Lebanese citizens, had been photographing a burned-out car outside the village of Kfar Melki that was under attack by an Israeli raiding party. CBS sent off a protest to Israel's Prime Minister, Shimon Peres, for what the network said...

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