CNN Evening News for Sunday, Oct 05, 2003
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(Studio: Carol Lin) Israel’s air strike against a training camp for Palestinian militants in Syria as retaliation for yesterday’s suicide bombing at a Haifa restaurant reported.
(Jerusalem: Chris Burns) The gamble Israel is taking by striking Syria examined; footage shown from inside the terrorist camp that was targeted; details given of the view of the strike as an alternative to the Israeli government’s threat to send Palestinian Authority president Yasir Arafat into exile. [Voice of Israeli prime minister’s spokesman Dr. Raanan GISSIN- says we will not tolerate this axis of terror between Tehran, Damascus & Gaza.] [Political analyst Chemi SHALEV- says perhaps Israeli public opinion will be mollified.] [ARAFAT, Palestinian Prime Minister Ahmed QUREIA– condemn the Haifa attack.]
(Studio: Carol Lin) Arafat’s official naming of Qureia as Palestinian prime minister and Syria’s request to the U.N. to condemn the Israeli air strike noted
(White House: Kathleen Koch) The administration’s response to the attack featured; details given about criticism of Syria’s support of terrorist groups. [Senators Carl LEVIN, Arlen SPECTER – comment on Israel’s right of self-defense.] [Center for Strategic & International Studies Jon ALTERMAN- says it highlights the fact that there aren’t any good targets to attack.] [Senator Chuck HAGEL- says the US will have to ratchet down the violence.]