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CNN Evening News for Monday, Jun 03, 1996
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(Studio: Fionnuala Sweeney) The pressures on new Israeli leader Benjamin Netanyahu reviewed. [Palestinian Authority president Yasir ARAFAT - says Netanyahu should continue the peace process.]

(Oxford: Rob Reynolds) The first extended comments from Arafat on Netanyahu outlined; scenes shown of the PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) leader visiting Oxford, England. [ARAFAT - (thru translator) talks about the peace agreements that were signed by an elected Israeli government.] Arafat said repeating the call for the immediate withdrawal of Israeli security forces from Hebron, on the West Bank, as promised in the Oslo peace accords. The ongoing final status talks between Israel and the Palestinians noted.

(Studio: Judy Woodruff) Clashes in Hebron between Israeli police and Palestinians reported. [Meeting with Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, Syrian President Hafez al-ASSAD - (thru translator) says the resumption of peace talks is not now on the agenda.]

(Studio: Fionnuala Sweeney) Statement from former Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir that Netanyahu should renege on the peace agreements with the Palestinians reported.

Reynolds, Rob;
Sweeney, Fionnuala;
Woodruff, Judy

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