CNN Evening News for Wednesday, Jan 01, 1997
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(Studio: Bernard Shaw) Report introduced.
(Hebron: Walter Rodgers) Incident in Hebron in which an Israeli soldier, orthodox Jew Noam Friedman, shot several Palestinian civilians while the Israeli-Palestinian peace talks continued featured; scenes shown of the aftermath of violence on New Year's Day. [Palestinian internal security chief Jibril RAJOUB - says the aim of the attack was to kill the peace protest.] [SOLDIER - comments.] [Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin NETANYAHU - condemns the shootings.] The urgent need for a political solution in Hebron reviewed; scenes shown of United States envoy Dennis Ross, who met with Palestinian Authority president Yasir Arafat. Netanyahu and Arafat said setting a tentative meeting to reach an agreement on the redeployment of troops in Hebron.
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