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Middle East / Baker Visit / Israel / Violence #133492

ABC Evening News for Monday, Mar 11, 1991
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[Bypassed introduction] Peter Jennings (New York)

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Jerusalem: John McWethy) Secretary of State James Baker's visit to Israel during his Middle East peace mission featured; scenes shown of Israeli right-wing protesters and of his visit to a Holocaust memorial. [Israeli government spokesman Yossi OLMERT - comments on Baker's visit.] Announcement by Baker that he would become the first Secretary of State to meet a delegation of Palestinians in Israel noted. [Bir Zeit University's Hanan ASHRAWI - comments.] Baker's follow-up to America's stunning victory in the Persian Gulf reiterated.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Jerusalem: Dean Reynolds) Three incidents of violence related to Baker's visit featured; details recalled of yesterday's murders of four Israeli women in Jerusalem by Mohammed Abu Galla, a Palestinian from a Gaza Strip refugee camp; scenes shown from funeral services. [BAKER - calls it an effort to kill peace.] Israeli army reported killing six Arab gunmen who crossed border from Jordan; scenes shown. [Israeli defense minister Moshe ARENS - says they are trying to send a message to Baker.] Hit and run attack on Israeli soldiers in Gaza by a Palestinian driver reported; hospital scenes shown. [Palestinian journalist Daoud KUTTAB - comments on violence.] Issue of Israelis giving up occupied land for peace noted.

Jennings, Peter;
McWethy, John;
Reynolds, Dean

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