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Israel / Violence / West Bank and Gaza / Samir's Education #560494

NBC Evening News for Saturday, Dec 03, 1988
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(Studio: Connie Chung) Outbreak of violence in West Bank and Gaza Strip reported; details given of Israeli troops opening fire on demonstrating Palestinians. Report introduced.

(W. Bank: Martin Fletcher) "Educ." of one Palestinian boy, Samir, in Israeli-occupied West Bank during period in which Israel had closed Palestinian schools featured; scenes shown. ["SAMIR" - (thru translator) describes education by the intifada.] [Samir's MOTHER - (thru translator) says school would be much better for him.] Lifestyle of poorer and wealthier Palestinians contrasted, shown. [In underground school, Sharouk HASSAD - teaches Palestinians in English; links education to the future.] [Samir's MOTHER - (thru translator) says Samir no longer listens, but answers "what the hell, I want to die."]

Chung, Connie;
Fletcher, Martin

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