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Middle East / West Bank Palestinian Massacre #152341

ABC Evening News for Friday, Feb 25, 1994
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(In the Israeli-occupied West Bank: Dean Reynolds) Massacre of Palestinians at prayer by American-born Jewish settler Baruch Goldstein featured; scenes shown from the Tomb of the Patriarchs in the town of Hebron, West Bank. [SURVIVOR - (thru translator) describes what happened.] The following unrest in Jerusalem's Old City shown.

(Tel Aviv: Richard Gizbert) The Israeli and Arab reaction to the massacre featured; scenes shown of unrest in the territories. [Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak RABIN - condemns the murders.] The exchange between Rabin and PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) leader Yasir Arafat noted. [Palestinian spokeswoman Hanan ASHRAWI, Israeli opposition leader Benjamin NETANYAHU - offer views on the cycle of violence.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(New York: Aaron Brown) Goldstein's background reviewed; scenes shown from the neighborhood in New York City where he grew up while his radical political views are reviewed. [Kahane follower Mike GUZOFSKY - says the Arabs carry out a holy war against Jews in Israel.] [Israeli settler Yehiel LEITER - talks about Dr. Goldstein's migration to Israel.] Israeli militants said calling Goldstein a hero. [In Goldstein's old neighborhood, JEW - comments.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) President Clinton reported condemning the massacre and calling for a continuation of the peace process. [CLINTON - calls it a gross act of murder.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Interview held with Ashrawi about the incident. [ASHRAWI - talks about the possibility of violence in the wake of the this cold-blooded massacre; admits that this strengthens the hand of those opposed to the peace process.]

Brown, Aaron;
Gizbert, Richard;
Jennings, Peter;
Reynolds, Dean

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