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Middle East / Israel and Jordan / Yassin Release / Ross Interview #411484

CNN Evening News for Wednesday, Oct 01, 1997
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(Studio: Bernard Shaw) Report introduced.

(Jerusalem: Walter Rodgers) The surprise release by Israel of imprisoned Sheik Ahmed Yassin, founder of Hamas, in exchange for the return of two Israeli agents who botched an assassination attempt of a Hamas leader in Jordan featured; scenes shown of the ailing sheik. [Jordan's King HUSSEIN - comments on the peace process.] [Israeli analyst Ronnie SHAKED, political analyst David MAKOVSKY - say it was a prisoner swap.]

(Studio: Judy Woodruff) Interview held with United States special envoy Dennis Ross about Yassin's release. [ROSS - talks about Jordan's role in the pursuit of peace in the Middle East.]

Rodgers, Walter;
Shaw, Bernard;
Woodruff, Judy

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