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Middle East / Israelis vs. Palestinians / Violence / Bombing / Syria Retaliation / U.N. #739021

CBS Evening News for Sunday, Oct 05, 2003
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(Studio: John Roberts) Report introduced.

(Tel Aviv: David Hawkins) Israel's surprise strike into Syria against a terrorist training camp in retaliation for the suicide bombing of a restaurant in Haifa, Israel, featured; scenes shown from the camp & the bombing site. [Israeli government spokesman Raanan GISSIN†- talks about "the axis of terror."]

(Studio: John Roberts) Report introduced.

(Washington: Joie Chen) The U.N.'s concern about the escalation of violence in the Middle East featured; scenes shown from an emergency U.N. session. [Syrian ambassador to U.N. Fayssal MEKDAD†- opposes such attacks.] [Israeli ambassador to U.N. Dan GILLERMAN†- cites a double standard in the U.N.] President Bush's talks with Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon over tensions in the region noted. [University of Maryland Shibley TELHAMI†- says the US has had a hands-off policy since Iraq.]

Roberts, John;
Hawkins, David;
Chen, Joie

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