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Middle East / Hebron #410823

CNN Evening News for Thursday, Jan 16, 1997
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(Studio: Hilary Bowker) The ending of the Israeli occupation of the West Bank town of Hebron introduced.

(Hebron: Walter Rodgers) Report introduced.

(No location given: Jerrold Kessel) The days events in Hebron featured; scenes shown of Palestinians cheering as the Israeli troops pulled out, leaving 80 percent of the town under Palestinian control. The politics of the vote in the knesset to support Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's agreement on Hebron outlined. [NETANYAHU - says only this government could achieve the redeployment.] The reaction of the militant 450 Israeli settlers living there amidst the Palestinian majority noted.

(Hebron: Walter Rodgers) The Tomb of the Patriarchs, where Abraham, the father of both the Jewish and the Arab peoples, is buried, shown while the religious significance of this place for both Moslems and Jews is explained. The concern of the militant Jewish settlers, who must now be protected by both Israeli soldiers and Palestinian Authority president Yasir Arafat's police, and the fear of a reaction by the Jewish settlers discussed.

Bowker, Hilary;
Kessel, Jerrold;
Rodgers, Walter

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