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Middle East / U.N. / Palestinian Statehood #1007801

CBS Evening News for Friday, Sep 23, 2011
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(Studio: Scott Pelley) The historic moment at the U.N. when Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas made his request for statehood, and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s call for the U.N. to reject the proposal noted. [ABBAS {thru translator} – says the time has come to live like other peoples of the earth in a sovereign and independent homeland.] [NETANYAHU – calls for Abbas to negotiate.]

(Ramallah, West Bank: Mark Phillips) The reaction in the West Bank to this historic day reviewed; scenes shown of the celebration in Ramallah and the crowd throwing shoes at the television screen while Netanyahu spoke; details given about the attack by Jewish settlers on the Arab village of Qusra††, where a resident was killed by Israeli soldiers, and the confrontation at an Israeli checkpoint. [Palestinian MAN – says the American government stands beside the Israeli.]

Pelley, Scott;
Phillips, Mark

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