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(Studio: John Seigenthaler) The announcement of a date for elections to replace Palestinian Authority president Yasir Arafat noted.
(Gaza: Tom Aspell) Gaza on edge after Arafat's death featured; scenes shown of armed gunmen shooting in the street; details given of the division over who should succeed Arafat. [Senior Palestinian official Yasser ABED RABBO- worries about the presence of armed persons.] [Palestinian negotiator Saeb EREKAT- says elections will take place on January 9.] The pressure on Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon to ease restrictions in the occupied territories for the election noted.
- Seigenthaler, John;
- Aspell, Tom
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