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Middle East / Israelis vs. Palestinians / Violence #1036351

NBC Evening News for Friday, Nov 16, 2012
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(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.

(Israel-Gaza border: Martin Fletcher) The escalation of the conflict between Israel and Hamas featured; details given about the firing of rockets toward Jerusalem and Tel Aviv; scenes shown of Israelis running for shelter, a funeral interrupted by a rocket attack, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaking, Israeli troops massing on the Gaza border, rockets firing.

(Gaza: Richard Engel) The challenge to Israel from Hamas in the wake of the Arab Spring revolutions examined; scenes shown from Gaza of damaged buildings, the injured, demonstrations of support in Yemen, Lebanon, Turkey and Egypt, Egyptian Prime Minister Hesham Kandil†† holding a dead child; details given about Israel’s surgical strikes, Egypt’s show of support and the increase in weapons for Hamas; photo shown of a Hamas commander who was killed.

(Studio: Brian Williams) The use of social media, including Twitter, by the Israeli army and Hamas noted.

Williams, Brian;
Fletcher, Martin;
Engel, Richard

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