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Middle East / Diplomacy / PLO Charter / Lebanon / Israeli vs. Hizballah #406576

CNN Evening News for Wednesday, Apr 24, 1996
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(Studio: Bernard Shaw; Jerusalem: Jerrold Kessel) Report introduced.

(Gaza: Rob Reynolds) Decision by the Palestine National Council to eliminate anti-Israeli provisions from the charter featured. [Voice of PLO leader Yasir ARAFAT, Israeli cabinet member Shulamit ALONI, Palestine National Council Faisal HUSSEINI, Palestinian Council members Hanan ASHRAWI, Suleiman NAJAB - comment on the change.] The impact of Israel's decision to seal its border for security reasons on the Palestinian people detailed.

(Jerusalem: Jerrold Kessel) The change said likely to help Israeli Prime Minister Shimon Peres' reelection chances; scenes shown of Secretary of State Warren Christopher meeting with Syrian President Hafez al-Assad to discuss peace in Lebanon. Christopher's later meeting with Lebanon's Prime Minister Rafik Hariri about ending the recent weeks of fighting between Israel and Hizballah noted. [CHRISTOPHER - recounts his day's meetings.]

(Studio: Judy Woodruff) Report introduced.

(Beirut: Brent Sadler) The continued fighting between Israel and Hizballah reviewed; scenes shown from Christopher's meeting with Hariri and the targets of more rocket exchanges in Qeleyk, Lebanon. [HARIRI, CHRISTOPHER - comment on the diplomatic moves.]

Kessel, Jerrold;
Reynolds, Rob;
Sadler, Brent;
Shaw, Bernard;
Woodruff, Judy

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