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Middle East / Terrorism / Hamas #406091

CNN Evening News for Tuesday, Mar 05, 1996
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(Studio: Ralph Begleiter) Report introduced.

(No location given: Jonathan Mann) The background of the Hamas group, which has claimed responsibility for the recent series of terrorist bombings in Israel, featured; scenes shown from the Palestinian territories and from the bombings. The declarations against Hamas from Israeli Prime Minister Shimon Peres and PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) leader Yasir Arafat noted.

(Studio: Hilary Bowker) Interview held with an international security consultant about Hamas. [Former CIA counterterrorism official Stanley BEDLINGTON - says Hamas offers an amorphous target so that a war against its terrorist attacks cannot win; reviews the uneasy coexistence between Hamas and Arafat; suggests a link between the bombing campaign and the fact that Hamas did not participate in the recent Palestinian elections; adds that the next objective of Hamas will be to destroy the peace process; comments on the Iran-Hamas link.]

Begleiter, Ralph;
Bowker, Hilary;
Mann, Jonathan

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