CBS Evening News for Saturday, Dec 16, 2006
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(Studio: Sharyl Attkisson) The battle between rival Palestinian factions in Gaza after Palestinian Prime Minister Mahmoud Abbas called for early elections noted.
(White House: Joie Chen) The stalemate over forming a Fatah-Hamas government for the Palestinians examined; scenes shown of protest marchers, street clashes & funeral marches; details given about Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice's suggestion of American dollars to shore up the Abbas government. [Abbas advisor Saed EREKAT- says it's bullets or ballots.] The possible intentions of Abbas in calling for elections discussed.
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