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Middle East / Arafat-Netanyahu Meeting / Hebron #410171

CNN Evening News for Monday, Sep 02, 1996
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(Studio: Judy Woodruff) Reports that PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) leader Yasir Arafat and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will hold their first summit meeting noted; scenes shown of Arafat meeting with Austrian Chancellor Franz Vranitzky.

(Studio: Hilary Bowker) The long, contentious debate over the West Bank town of Hebron introduced.

(Hebron, on the West Bank: Walter Rodgers) The Israeli control of the predominantly Palestinian/Arab town of Hebron examined; scenes shown of Jews making pilgrimages to the tomb of Abraham in Hebron and from the Jewish settlement there. [Two JEWS - comment on their prayers.] [Palestinian WOMAN - says the Koran says Abraham was a Muslim; describes the daily humiliations from Israeli soldiers and how the Israeli children are raised to hate the Arabs.] [Jewish woman Shoni HOROWITZ - says Hebron is part of the Jewish country and will not be part of a Palestinian state.] The Israeli commitment about Hebron that is part of the peace deal reviewed. [Palestinian Authority interior minister Saeb EREKAT - accuses the Israeli settlers of being racists.] Israeli soldiers shown training in the streets of Hebron near Palestinian children.

Bowker, Hilary;
Rodgers, Walter;
Woodruff, Judy

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