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Middle East / Israelis vs. Palestinians / Violence / Jerusalem Bus Bombing / Erekat Interview #735752

CNN Evening News for Tuesday, Aug 19, 2003
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(Studio: Aaron Brown) Report introduced.

(Jerusalem: Michael Holmes) The suicide bus bombing in Jerusalem that dealt a blow to the US-backed peace plan featured; scenes shown of the bus & the bloody wounded; details given of the claim of responsibility from Hamas & Islamic Jihad. [Israeli government spokesman Gideon MEIR†- says the Palestinians must make up their minds about peace.] Israel's options in response to the bombing & a statement from Palestinian Prime Minister Mahmoud Abbas outlined.

(Studio: Aaron Brown) Telephone interview held with Saeb Erekat about the bus bombing. [From Jericho, voice of EREKAT - condemns the attack; hopes the peace process will continue & that Israel will turn over West Bank cities as planned; avoids questions about how the Palestinian leadership should deal with Islamic Jihad & Hamas.]

Brown, Aaron;
Holmes, Michael

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