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Terrorism / Kenya / Attacks on Israelis / Israelis vs. Palestinians / US Reaction #715459

NBC Evening News for Thursday, Nov 28, 2002
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(Studio: John Seigenthaler) Report introduced.

(Ben-Gurion International Airport, Tel Aviv: Martin Fletcher) The two almost simultaneous attacks on vacationing Israelis in Kenya featured; details given of the suicide bombing at the Paradise hotel in Mombasa, Kenya, and of the missiles fired at an Israeli aircraft from the Mombasa airport; scenes shown of wrecked buildings & injured people in Kenya and of passengers at the airport in Tel Aviv; video shown from inside the plane. [WOMAN – describes what happened at the hotel.] [Two airline PASSENGERS – react.] The view that Al Qaeda is responsible for the attacks despite claims of responsibility from the Army of Palestine noted; footage shown of Al Qaeda’s 1998 attacks on US embassies in Kenya & Tanzania. [Israeli Foreign Minister Benjamin NETANYAHU†- says this is a common battle against the global terror network.]

(Studio: John Seigenthaler) Report introduced.

(Tel Aviv: Charles Sabine) A deadly Palestinian attack outside the Likud Party headquarters in Beit Shean††, Israel, featured; scenes shown of angry Israelis, injured people and the dead bodies of the gunmen. [Israeli police spokesman Danny KOPLER†- says with all the people there it was a good opportunity to shoot.] [Border policeman Aran DAVID‡ {thru translator} – describes killing one of the attackers.] [Israeli Prime Minister Ariel SHARON – urges people to vote.] [NETANYAHU – says the future of the country depends on defeating terror.] Sharon’s victory over Netanyahu in the primary election noted.

(Studio: John Seigenthaler) Report introduced.

(Crawford, Texas: Campbell Brown) The US condemnation of the attacks against the Israelis featured; details given about the US feeling that the attacks were the work of Al Qaeda; President Bush’s statement transcribed on screen. The view that Bush is spending too much time on Iraq at the expense of the Middle East & British Prime Minister Tony Blair’s offer to host a peace conference discussed.

Seigenthaler, John;
Fletcher, Martin;
Sabine, Charles;
Brown, Campbell

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