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Middle East / Israeli-PLO Pact / West Bank / Self-Rule #162282

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Sep 28, 1995
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(White House: Brit Hume) Signing of an agreement by Israel and the PLO for the second phase of the peace process in the Middle East, the withdrawal of the Israel from the West Bank, featured; scenes shown of the White House gathering of PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) leader Yasir Arafat, Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, Jordan's King Hussein and Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin with President Clinton that culminated in the signing ceremony of the document establishing Palestinian self-rule. [ARAFAT - (thru translator) hopes for no threats to innocent Palestinian and Israeli lives.] [Israeli foreign minister Shimon PERES - says the presidents of Syria and Lebanon are still outside the talks.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) The road towards full Palestinian statehood explained: how the governmental process will now work in the territories.

(Gaza: Ron Allen) The successes and failures of limited Palestinian self-rule in the Gaza Strip and Jericho, West Bank, recounted; scenes shown from Gaza City and Jericho. [Jericho RESIDENT - talks about Israel's control.] The economic problems facing the Palestinians reviewed. [PALESTINIAN - comments.]

Allen, Ron;
Hume, Brit;
Jennings, Peter

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