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Middle East / West Bank Massacre / Peace and Unrest #152373

ABC Evening News for Sunday, Feb 27, 1994
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(Studio: Carole Simpson) Report introduced.

(Tel Aviv: Dean Reynolds) The reaction of Israelis and Arabs to the massacre of Palestinians in the mosque in Hebron, West Bank, featured; the Israeli government's crackdown on extremist Jewish settlers in the occupied territories detailed; scenes shown of clashes in the occupied territories between Palestinians and the Israeli army and of funeral ceremonies for the killer Baruch Goldstein. [Two JEWS - back Goldstein's actions.] [Israeli justice minister David LIBAI, voice of extremist settler Baruch MARZEL, ISRAELI - comment.]

(Studio: Carole Simpson) Report introduced.

(Tunis: Hilary Brown) The political dilemma for the PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) in the wake of the mosque massacre examined; scenes shown of Arab protests in Cairo, Egypt, and the meeting of PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) leadership in Tunis to consider whether it can resume peace talks with Israel. [PLO official Yasser Abed RABBO, PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) negotiator Nabil SHAATH - call for security for the Palestinian people.] The Palestinians' growing discontent with the peace process reviewed.

(Studio: Carole Simpson) Syria, Jordan and Lebanon reported breaking off peace talks with Israel in response to the Hebron massacre.

(Studio: Carole Simpson; Tel Aviv: Garrick Utley) Israel's key concern about the future of the Jewish settlements in the occupied territories and the status of the negotiations between the PLO and Israel discussed.

Brown, Hilary;
Reynolds, Dean;
Simpson, Carole;
Utley, Garrick

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