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Middle East / Israelis vs. Palestinians / Gaza #1036434

CBS Evening News for Monday, Nov 19, 2012
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(Studio: Scott Pelley) The conflict in Gaza between Israel and Hamas introduced; the count of the dead and injured cited; photos shown.

(Gaza City: Charlie D’Agata) Israel’s bombardment of Gaza by air and sea featured; scenes shown of a crowd angry over the deaths of children, a home leveled by an Israeli air strike, mourners carrying bodies, explosions; details given about Israel’s aim to cripple Hamas and its ability to fire missiles and the attacks on police headquarters and a building used by foreign news agencies. Hamas’ tendency to hide militants and missile launch pads among civilians discussed.

(Studio: Scott Pelley) Some information about Gaza presented; map shown. Israel’s Iron Dome defense system noted; diagrams shown.

(Ashkelon, Israel: Allen Pizzey) The impact of bombardments on children featured; scenes shown of people running, damaged schools in Ashkelon, Israel and rockets firing. [Child psychologist Carol ERDHEIM††- describes how children react; says she would like to meet her equivalents from Gaza to compare notes and build an emotionally healthier generation.] Israel’s deployment of envoys to Cairo for peace talks noted.

(Studio: Scott Pelley) Report introduced.

(Cairo: Clarissa Ward) The declaration from Hamas political leader Khaled Meshaal†† that Hamas will not stop firing rockets until Israel meets its demands featured. [In press conference in Cairo, MESHAAL {thru reporter's translation} - says God willing the American people will wake up and realize it is better to stand with Arabs than Israel; says the killer should end its attack and get out of our land.] The likelihood of a cease-fire discussed.

(Studio: Scott Pelley) President Obama’s calls to the leaders of Egypt and Israel to urge a cease-fire noted.

Pelley, Scott;
D’Agata, Charlie;
Pizzey, Allen;
Ward, Clarissa

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