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Middle East / Israelis vs. Palestinians / Violence / Suicide Bombings #651118

ABC Evening News for Monday, Dec 03, 2001
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Jerusalem: Gillian Findlay) Reports of Israeli military strikes against the Palestinians in response to the weekend's suicide bombings featured; scenes shown of the missile attack on Palestinian Authority president Yasir Arafat's compound in Gaza. [Israeli Prime Minister Ariel SHARON - (thru translator) says Israel will use its might against terrorism.] [Voice of Palestinian negotiator Saeb EREKAT - predicts more to come.] Claim from Hamas of credit for the suicide attacks noted.

(Studio: Peter Jennings; White House: Terry Moran) The challenge for President Bush's administration in the Middle East discussed; details given of the pressure on Arafat and the absence of any sign of direct US involvement.

Findlay, Gillian;
Jennings, Peter;
Moran, Terry

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