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CNN Evening News for Monday, Mar 04, 1996
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(Studio: Ralph Begleiter) Gathering of Palestinians in Gaza City, Gaza Strip, to denounce the violence against the peace process shown. [Voice of Palestinian council member-elect Hanan ASHRAWI - says this is the action of a minority, who will be outcast by the Palestinian people.]

(Studio: Hilary Bowker) The formalization of the Middle East peace process in September 1993 and the consequent terrorism aimed at derailing it reviewed; scenes shown of the signing of the Israeli-Palestinian peace agreement between Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) leader Yasir Arafat and from sites of terrorism in Israel that have resulted in over 200 deaths. [President CLINTON - reacts to the tragedy in Israel.] The death of Palestinian bomb maker Yahya Ayash, known as "The Engineer," this January and the four recent suicide bombings recalled.

(Studio: Ralph Begleiter) Interview held with UN's Norwegian negotiator Terje Larsen while video is shown from the site of the pedestrian suicide bombing in Tel Aviv. [Voice of LARSEN - recounts his conversation with Arafat, who affirmed his fight against terrorism; points out the common goal is peace in the region; says Israel's draconian measures will hurt the living standards of the average Palestinian and the outside donor efforts to aid the Palestinian economy.]

Begleiter, Ralph;
Bowker, Hilary

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