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Middle East / Israeli vs. Palestinians #371735

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Sep 26, 1996
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Tel Aviv: Bob Simon) Continued fighting between Palestinians and Israelis that exploded after Israel's opening of a tunnel in Jerusalem near a Moslem mosque despite the already brewing tensions between the two groups outlined; death toll given and scenes shown of armed Palestinians in fire fights with Israeli soldiers. [Hospital director Dr. Sobhi HARB - says they are in a battlefield situation.] [US General Council Edward ABINGTON - requests more medical supplies and help.] The United States scramble to put an end to the fighting by negotiation reported; scenes shown of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu returning from Europe while his foot dragging on the implementation of the peace process is outlined.

(Studio: Dan Rather) The White House call for the resumption of peace negotiations reported. [President CLINTON - comments.]

Rather, Dan;
Simon, Bob

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