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Middle East / Israelis vs. Palestinians / Gaza Violence #915896

ABC Evening News for Saturday, Dec 27, 2008
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(Studio: David Muir) Report introduced.

(London: Hilary Brown) A deadly air attack by Israel against Palestinians in the Gaza Strip, the territory controlled by Hamas, featured; scenes shown of bodies, damages, vehicles, wounded civilians, ambulances, rescue operations, distraught people and funerals; details given about the Hamas cross-border attacks. [Israeli defense minister Ehud BARAK†- criticizes Hamas.]

(Studio: David Muir) Report introduced.

(Honolulu: Yunji de Nies) The responses of President Bush and President-elect Barack Obama to the events in the Middle East featured; statement from Obama security spokesperson Brooke Anderson quoted. [White House spokesman Gordon JOHNROE†- says the US hold Hamas responsible.] [University of Maryland professor Shibley TELHAMI†- says Obama cannot put forth an alternative policy.] [During the campaign, several times, OBAMA - backs Israel.]

(Studio: David Muir; Washington: Jake Tapper) The communications between the two administrations about Gaza and Pakistan-India, how Obama is confined in his response and how Obama will deal with accountability about bailout money discussed. [On "This Week," incoming White House spokesman Robert GIBBS†- says we are hamstrung at this time about the economy.]

Muir, David;
Brown, Hilary;
Nies, Yunji de;
Tapper, Jake

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