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Middle East / Palestinian Territories Closure #405678

CNN Evening News for Tuesday, Mar 19, 1996
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(Studio: Jeanne Meserve) United Nations human rights investigator reported asking Israel to reopen the West Bank and Gaza, Palestinian territories sealed off following a series of suicide bombings by Hamas in Israel; scenes shown of laborers arriving in Israel from Thailand to fill in for Palestinians who work in Israel.

(Gaza City: Jerrold Kessel) The economic impact of Israel's restrictions on the Palestinians examined; Palestinian market scenes shown. [PALESTINIAN - complains.] The prospects that the peace process could be further damaged assessed. [Palestinian police commander General Nazr YOUSSEF - (thru translator) talks about peace.] [Palestinian Council member Hanan ASHRAWI - says there may be an economic, educational and health breakdown.] The deepening of the mistrust between Israelis and Palestinians with the closing of the borders noted.

Kessel, Jerrold;
Meserve, Jeanne

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