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Middle East / Gaza Gunfire / Peace Deals #600663

NBC Evening News for Sunday, Jul 17, 1994
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(Studio: Elizabeth Vargas) Report introduced.

(Tel Aviv: Martin Fletcher) The worst day of rioting in Gaza since the start of Palestinian self-rule in May featured; scenes shown from the streets of Gaza of the cross-fire between Israeli soldiers, Palestinian security forces and demonstrating Palestinians. [Israeli army chief of staff Ehud BARAK, PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) spokesman Marwan KANAFANI - blame each other.] PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) leader Yasir Arafat shown visiting the wounded Palestinians.

(Studio: Elizabeth Vargas) Report introduced.

(White House: Tom Pettit) The United States role in Middle East peace talks examined; scenes shown of Secretary of State Warren Christopher leaving for the region and of President Clinton's meeting last September with Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and Arafat. [White House Chief of Staff Leon PANETTA - comments on the Gaza incident.] [Georgetown University Michael HUDSON - says the United States needs to financially aid Arafat.] [Senator Richard LUGAR - says Arafat is now responsible.]

Fletcher, Martin;
Pettit, Tom;
Vargas, Elizabeth

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