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ABC Evening News for Monday, Oct 16, 2000
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) The tension at the Israeli-Palestinian summit meeting in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, detailed.

(Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt: John Cochran) The Middle East summit meeting between Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak and Palestinian Authority president Yasir Arafat featured; details given of the different goals and solutions held by the two sides. [President CLINTON - calls for focus.] [Israeli diplomat Avi PAZNER, Israeli spokesman Nachman SHAI, Palestinian minister of information Yasser ABED RABBO - comment on the talks.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt: Charles Gibson) The bad, grim situation at the negotiations outlined; details given of the prospects for a unilateral statement from Clinton.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Jerusalem: Gillian Findlay) The question of whether Arafat could control the Palestinian unrest examined; scenes shown from Ramallah, West Bank, of a funeral, Palestinian stone-throwing and shooting. [Palestinian spokeswoman Hanan ASHRAWI - says the Palestinian people want to be heard.] [Palestinian planning minister Nabil SHA'ATH - says no one can stop this "war."] The support for Palestinians in the Arab world noted. [Al Hayat newspaper Jihad al-KHAZAN - cites all kinds of pressures on Arafat.]

Cochran, John;
Findlay, Gillian;
Gibson, Charles;
Jennings, Peter

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