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Middle East / Israelis vs. Palestinians / Gaza Violence #929509

NBC Evening News for Thursday, Jan 01, 2009
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(Studio: Lester Holt) Report introduced.

(Israel-Gaza border: Martin Fletcher) The escalation of Israel’s assault on Gaza featured; details given of the death of Hamas leader Nizar Rayan††; scenes shown of Rayan’s destroyed home, a damaged building in Ashdod, Israel, Israeli tanks at the border, Israeli Defense Minister Tzipi Livni† in France with President Nicolas Sarkozy, aid trucks, the wounded. [Israeli Welfare Minister Yitzhak HERZOG†- says we mean business.] [Israeli MAN – says no cease-fire.] [LIVNI – says Hamas is a problem to the entire Palestinian people.] [Israeli army spokesperson Maj. Avital LEIBOWITZ†- says there is no humanitarian crisis in the Gaza strip.]

Holt, Lester;
Fletcher, Martin

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