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Israel / Violence / West Bank / Economics #115637

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, May 17, 1988
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Yesterday's confrontation between Israeli soldiers and Palestinians in West Bank reported Report introduced.

(Ramallah, West Bank: Dean Reynolds) Impact of unrest in Israeli- occupied territories on Israeli economy reported; details given, scenes shown of Palestinian shop owner Mitri Zabane defying Israeli orders to keep shop open in Ramallah. Palestinians said boycotting Israeli products. [ZABANE - says people are willing to suffer for the cause.] [In Israel, King David Hotel general manager Joseph HEKSCH - says business has dropped since riots began.] Impact of unrest on Israeli tourism and on areas of economy where Palestinian labor is important detailed; scenes shown. [Israeli economy minister Gad YAACOBI - discusses impact on economy] Impact of unrest on Israeli army noted. Tax boycott in Israeli-occupied territories cited; scenes shown. [ZABANE - says Israelis are staying in West Bank because they make money here.]

Reporter(s):
Jennings, Peter;
Reynolds, Dean
Duration:
00:03:50

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