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Middle East / Israelis vs. Palestinians / Violence #189212

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Oct 12, 2000
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Jerusalem and Ramallah: Gillian Findlay) An incident of violence in the Middle East featured; scenes shown from Ramallah, West Bank, where two Israeli soldiers were killed by an angry crowd of Palestinians and of the attack by Israeli helicopters. [ABC producer Nasser ADA - describes what happened.] [Israeli Prime Minister Ehud BARAK - says we are in a "violent confrontation" with the Palestinians.] Word that Barak is asking right- wing opposition leader Ariel Sharon to join a government of national emergency noted. Ongoing attacks in a number of cities as tensions remain high discussed.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Nablus: Jim Wooten) The talk of war in the chaotic Middle East in which each side blames the other examined; scenes shown of Palestinians blaming Israel and the US. [Israeli defense force spokesman Colonel Raanan GISSIN - calls for the other side to stop inciting violence.] [PLO's Faisel HUSSEINI - comments.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) The call by both sides for another day of rage noted.

Findlay, Gillian;
Jennings, Peter;
Wooten, Jim

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