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Middle East / Israeli-Palestinian War / Palestinian Police #371752

CBS Evening News for Friday, Sep 27, 1996
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(Studio: Dan Rather) The planned meeting between Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) leader Yasir Arafat at a checkpoint in Gaza after the ending of the Jewish sabbath tomorrow to discuss how to end the renewed fighting reported. The closing of the recently opened archeological tunnel around holy sites that spurred the fighting noted.

(Tel Aviv: Bob Simon) The renewed fighting in the Middle East between Israel and the Palestinians featured; scenes shown from Jerusalem, where Israeli police retaliated against stone-throwing Palestinians at the mosque. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said blaming Palestinian Authority president Yasir Arafat for urging his people to riot over the opening of the tunnel. [NETANYAHU - says Arafat must stop the fighting.] [PALESTINIAN - says the expansion of Israeli settlements violates the peace accords.]

(On the front: Mark Phillips) The destruction of the trust that had been developing between both factions due to Israel's new hard-line government that has been violating the conditions for peace examined; scenes shown from funerals of the slain. [Victim's father Hanoh AMIUR - comments.] The deep division among the Israeli people detailed. [Peace Now Galia GOLAN, ISRAELI - offer different opinions.]

Phillips, Mark;
Rather, Dan;
Simon, Bob

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