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Middle East / Israel Bus Bombing / Islamic Militants #150924

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Oct 19, 1994
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Tel Aviv: Dean Reynolds) Terrorist bombing of a commuter bus in Israel featured; scenes shown from the explosion site in Tel Aviv. [WITNESS - describes what happened.] Militant Islamic group Hamas said claiming responsibility for the attack while the Palestinian leadership condemned the attack. [Two ISRAELIS - react.] The implications of this latest terrorist attack for the Israeli-PLO peace process noted.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Tel Aviv: Jim Bittermann) The difficulty in catching the militant Palestinians featured; scenes shown from the West Bank Palestinians' manhunts for Hamas members. [Israeli opposition leader Benjamin NETANYAHU - says Gaza has become a terrorist safe haven.] [Jaffa Strategic Studies Center Joseph ALPHER - says PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) leader Yasir Arafat must be seen to be taking a tougher stand.] Arafat said pledging his help to Israeli foreign minister Shimon Peres in tracking down the terrorists.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Tomorrow's night's plans to broadcast from Tel Aviv announced.

Bittermann, Jim;
Jennings, Peter;
Reynolds, Dean

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