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Middle East / Peace Prize / Kidnapped Israeli Soldier / Hamas #150852

ABC Evening News for Friday, Oct 14, 1994
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(Studio: Forrest Sawyer) Report introduced.

(Tel Aviv: Dean Reynolds) The crisis in the Middle East in which kidnapped Israeli soldier Nahshon Waxman was killed in a fire fight between his Hamas captors and Israeli soldiers featured; scenes shown. [Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak RABIN - takes responsibility for the military action.] The reaction in Israel to the kidnapping and the role of PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) leader Yasir Arafat in the hunt reviewed. [ARAFAT - comments.] The awarding of the Nobel Peace Prize to Arafat and Rabin noted. [Israeli foreign minister Shimon PERES - talks about the beginnings of peace.]

(Studio: Forrest Sawyer) The response of President Clinton to Waxman's death mentioned.

(No location given: Richard Gizbert) The goals of the Hamas movement to free jailed Palestinians and to disrupt the Israeli-PLO peace process examined; the background, funding and appeal of Hamas detailed. [EXPERT - analyzes Hamas motives.] [Palestinian pollster Said KANAAN - comments.]

Gizbert, Richard;
Reynolds, Dean;
Sawyer, Forrest

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