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Middle East / Israelis Vs. Palestinians / Violence / West Bank / Powell Trip / Gissin, Qureia Interview #698955

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Apr 09, 2002
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(Jerusalem: Dan Rather) The refusal of Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon to pull military troops out of the West Bank as President Bush requested and the Palestinian ambush of Israeli soldiers reported; scenes shown of Secretary of State Colin Powell meeting with Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak. [POWELL - says the Israeli military operation will end somehow.]

(Jenin, West Bank: David Hawkins) The ambush by Palestinian militants in Jenin in the fierce fighting featured; scenes shown of Israeli troops on patrol in Jenin. [Jenin resident Khazi Abu KAMAL (with transcription on screen) - says Jenin has been bombarded for a week.] Statements about the war from Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon quoted. [Palestinian spokeswoman Hanan ASHRAWI - says Israel is only giving the impression of compliance.]

(Jerusalem: Dan Rather) Negotiations to end the standoff between Israelis and Palestinians at the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem reported; scenes shown.

(Cairo: Wyatt Andrews) Powell's visit to Egypt as part of Middle East peace efforts reported; scenes shown of Powell with Mubarak. [Egyptian foreign minister Ahmed MAHER - says he sees "extreme violence".] [POWELL - says the Palestinians must control their passions.]

(Jerusalem: Dan Rather) Taped interview held with Israeli Prime Minister spokesperson Raanan Gissin and Palestinian Parliament speaker Ahmed Qureia. [GISSIN - says the dead from the Netanya Passover massacre are still being buried; says Palestinian Authority leader Yasir Arafat has had many chances.] [QUREIA - says Arafat is the only one who could deliver peace; says Israel is trying to create buffer zones around Palestinian towns.]

Andrews, Wyatt;
Hawkins, David;
Rather, Dan

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