CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Oct 01, 1997
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(Washington: Dan Rather) Report introduced.
(Tel Aviv: Bob Simon) The release from prison by Israel of the founder of the Islamic militant group Hamas reported; scenes shown of Jordan's King Hussein escorting Sheik Ahmed Yassin to an Amman hospital to see Khaled Meshal, the political chief of Hamas who is recovering from an embarrassing assassination attempt bungled by the Israelis. Israel's deal at the request of King Hussein, who threatened to cut off relations with Israel for sending a hit team into Jordan, detailed. [Earlier from 60 Minutes, YASSIN (thru translator) - says he is demanding his rights.]
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