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Middle East / Israelis vs. Palestinians / Gaza Violence #929594

NBC Evening News for Friday, Jan 02, 2009
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(Studio: Lester Holt) Report introduced.

(Israel-Gaza border: Martin Fletcher) Israel’s unrelenting air assault on Hamas targets in Gaza reviewed; scenes shown of panicked Palestinians, blown-up homes in Gaza and Israel, the funeral for Hamas leader Nizar Rayan††, an Israeli zeppelin, the bombing of a mosque, foreigners leaving Gaza; details given of Israel’s phone calls aimed at avoiding civilian casualties. [Hamas leader Mushir AL-MASRI† {thru reporter's translation} – says we will defeat the enemy.]

(Studio: Lester Holt) Report introduced.

(Washington: Andrea Mitchell) The challenge for incoming Secretary of State Hillary Clinton examined; scenes shown of an anti-Israel demonstration in Amman, Jordan. [Secretary of State Condoleezza RICE – says we’re going to continue our work toward a cease-fire.] [“Washington Post” David IGNATIUS†- comments on the conflict.] [As First Lady in 1998, CLINTON – supports a Palestinian state.] [Saban Center for Middle East Policy Shibley TELHAMI†- says Clinton is credible in the Arab world.]

Holt, Lester;
Fletcher, Martin;
Mitchell, Andrea

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