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CNN Evening News for Wednesday, Jun 11, 2003
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(Studio: Aaron Brown) Report introduced.

(Jerusalem: Jerrold Kessel) A Palestinian suicide bombing on a bus in Jerusalem in response to the Israeli assassination attempt of Hamas leader Abdul Aziz Rantisi featured; scenes shown from the blast site. [Hamas spokesman Ismail ABU SHANAB†- says the Palestinians have no other choice.] [Sharon spokesman Raanan GISSIN†- says it is a deliberate campaign of murdering Israelis.] The views of Hamas & Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon on a cease-fire noted. The extent of the damage to the new peace process by this militancy discussed.

(Studio: Aaron Brown) Report introduced.

(Gaza: Kelly Wallace) Two Israeli helicopter attacks on Palestinian positions featured; scenes shown of the burned-out Hamas cars in Gaza City. [ABU SHANAB - says we will protect ourselves against Israeli atrocities.] The response of Palestinian Prime Minister Mahmoud Abbas & Palestinian Authority president Yasir Arafat to Israeli attacks noted.

(Studio: Aaron Brown) Live interview held with Inst. for Middle East Peace & Development's Stephen Cohen about the violence in the Middle East. [COHEN - says there is commitment by Abbas to stay with the peace program; outlines the attitudes needed to prevent war.]

Brown, Aaron;
Kessel, Jerrold;
Wallace, Kelly

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