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Middle East / Israelis vs. Palestinians / Violence / Army Objectors / Maher #744556

ABC Evening News for Monday, Dec 22, 2003
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(Studio: Elizabeth Vargas) Report introduced.

(Jerusalem: John Yang) The uproar in Israel over the refusal of 13 army special forces commandos to serve in the occupied territories of Gaza & the West Bank examined; details given from their letter to Prime Minister Ariel Sharon. [Israeli defense analyst Alon BEN DAVID†- says these are the top soldiers.] The growing list of soldiers challenging the hard-line approach to the Palestinians detailed. [Retired Israeli helicopter pilot Lt. Col. Yoel PIETERBURG†- says it is an occupation.]

(Studio: Elizabeth Vargas) The attack by Palestinian protestors on Egyptian foreign minister Ahmed Maher† in Jerusalem for trying to revive the peace process shown.

Vargas, Elizabeth;
Yang, John

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