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Middle East / Israelis vs. Palestinians / Shehada Death #706528

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Jul 23, 2002
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(Gaza: Jim Maceda) The aftermath of the Israeli air attack on the Gaza City residence of Hamas leader Salah Shehada†† featured; details given of Shehada’s links to terrorist acts; scenes shown from Gaza City. [Israeli Defense Forces General Dan HAREL†- says we didn’t hope for such results.] [Hamas leader Dr. Abdel Aziz RANTISI†- says bodies are the only way to stop Israel’s aggression.]

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(Washington: Andrea Mitchell) The US reaction to the air attack featured; scenes shown of outraged Palestinians. [White House press secretary Ari FLEISCHER – says President Bush views it as a heavy-handed action.] [State Department spokesman Richard BOUCHER†- says we have criticized the use of heavy weaponry in densely populated areas.] [Brookings Institution Michael O’HANLON†- comments on Bush’s stance toward Israel.]

Brokaw, Tom;
Maceda, Jim;
Mitchell, Andrea

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