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Middle East / Bush-Abbas Meeting / Young Suicide Bombers #791327

NBC Evening News for Thursday, May 26, 2005
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(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.

(White House: David Gregory) The White House meeting between President Bush & Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas reviewed; scenes shown of the 2 leaders; details given of Bush’s pledge to aid the Palestinians while privately pressuring Abbas to rein in the terror group Hamas. [BUSH – praises Abbas’ efforts toward democracy.]

(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.

(Nablus, West Bank: Martin Fletcher) The recruitment of young Palestinians to become suicide bombers against Israel featured; details given about one boy, Mohammed‡, who was arrested at an Israeli checkpoint with a bomb strapped to his chest. [Mohammed’s MOTHER {thru translator} – expresses anger toward the Al Aksa Brigade for recruiting her son.] [Al Aksa LEADER {thru translator} – denies sending Mohammed on a suicide mission.] [“MOHAMMED” {thru translator} – says Al Aksa gave him the bomb.]

Williams, Brian;
Gregory, David;
Fletcher, Martin

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