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Middle East / Gaza Strip / Arafat's Return #154736

ABC Evening News for Friday, Jul 01, 1994
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Gaza: Dean Reynolds) The return of PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) leader Yasir Arafat to the Gaza Strip featured; scenes shown of him with the crowds and on the road in the self-rule enclave. [PALESTINIAN - comments.] The question raised as to whether Arafat has the ability to govern. [ARAFAT - outlines the challenge of building a new Palestinian state.]

(Gaza: John Donvan) Self-rule in the Palestinian Gaza Strip examined; scenes shown to illustrate the economic problems in the region. [PALESTINIAN, economist Salam ABD SHAFI; Palestinian FISHERMAN (thru translator) - comment.] The Palestinians' willingness to trust for now in Arafat noted.

Donvan, John;
Jennings, Peter;
Reynolds, Dean

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