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Israel / Jerusalem Bus Bombing / Hamas #368627

CBS Evening News for Sunday, Mar 03, 1996
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(Studio: John Roberts) Report introduced.

(Jerusalem: Jesse Schulman) The suicide bombing of a bus in Jerusalem for the second Sunday in a row by the Islamic extremist group Hamas featured; scenes shown of the demolished business [ISRAELI - reacts.] The possible impact of this latest terrorist activity on the peace process noted. [PLO leader Yasir ARAFAT - comments.] [Israeli Prime Minister Shimon PERES - says Hamas has declared war on Israel.] The consensus in Israel that it is now time for an all-out war on terrorism outlined.

(Studio: John Roberts) Statements from Hamas about the reason for this bombing and the grounds for suspension of violence reported.

(White House: Sharyl Attkisson) The terrorism in the Middle East and the US strategy for the region examined. [President CLINTON, State Department ambassador Dennis ROSS - hope this moment will not defeat the peace process.] Clinton's role in bring Arafat and Israel together recalled. [CLINTON, former National Security Council member Peter RODMAN - offer views on Arafat's role in stopping terrorism.]

(Studio: John Roberts) Interview held with CBS News consultant on the Middle East Fouad Ajami. [AJAMI - says the peace process is vulnerable to terrorists who are willing to die; explains how the Hamas attacks are also hitting at Arafat.]

Attkisson, Sharyl;
Roberts, John;
Schulman, Jesse

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