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Israel / Baker Visit / The Palestinians #134520

ABC Evening News for Monday, Apr 08, 1991
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Release by Israel of some Palestinian political prisoners to coincide with Secretary of State James Baker's visit noted.

(In the Israeli-occupied territories: Dean Reynolds) The despair of the Palestinians living in the Israeli-occupied territories of the West Bank and Gaza Strip featured; scenes shown. [Palestinian farmer Krana Muhammad SALEH - (thru translator) dismisses hope for an independent Palestine.] Palestinians' financial losses due to their support of Iraqi President Saddam Hussein and to the arrival of Soviet immigrants noted. [Palestinian journalist Hafez BARGHOUTI - says starvation is coming to the camps and towns.] [MERCHANT, market MANAGER - (thru translator) say no one is buying.] Desire by some Palestinians to try a new approach and democratically elect their own leaders reported. [At town meeting, journalist Rani al-JARRI, four PALESTINIANS- (thru translator) debate new solutions.]

Jennings, Peter;
Reynolds, Dean

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