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Middle East / West Bank / Chirac Visit #402667

CNN Evening News for Wednesday, Oct 23, 1996
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(Studio: Ralph Begleiter) Report introduced.

(Jerusalem: Walter Rodgers) Visit by French President Jacques Chirac to the West Bank featured; scenes shown of the Palestinians' joyous reception for him in Ramallah because of France's support for an independent Palestinian state. [Palestinian Authority president Yasir ARAFAT - wants the implementation of what has been agreed upon.] Chirac's call for a wider European role in the Middle East process noted. [Palestinian cabinet member Hanan ASHRAWI - comments.] Funerals for two more Palestinians, who were killed this week, shown. Israel's concerns about terrorism now that the Islamic Jihad has called for more attacks mentioned.

Begleiter, Ralph;
Rodgers, Walter

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