- Title: WEST BANK/GAZA/JERUSALEM: LATEST REACTIONS TO CAMP DAVID PEACE TALKS.
- Date: 24th July 2000
- Summary: KOAH SETTLEMENT NEAR BETHLEHEM, WEST BANK (JULY 24, 2000)(REUTERS - ACCESS ALL) 1. GV: PALESTINIANS AND ISRAELI SOLDIERS SCUFFLING AFTER PALESTINIANS TRIED TO BLOCK BULLDOZERS WORKING TO EXPAND A SETTLEMENT 0.16 2. GV/PAN: PALESTINIANS AND SOLDIERS SCUFFLE 0.39 3. TV: SOLDIERS ARRESTING PALESTINIANS/ SOLDIERS HANDCUFFING PALESTINIANS 0.46 4. GV: BULLDOZERS WORKING 0.52 5. MV: HANCUFFED PALESTINIANS 0.57 6. MCU: SOUNDBITE (Arabic) HUSSEIN AL-WALHI OWNER OF LAND CONFISCATED BY ISRAELIS, SAYING: "What peace, there is no peace. They are making fun of us, there is no peace." 1.01 7. MV: PALESTINIAN SITTING NEAR SOLDIERS 1.08 8. MCU: SOUNDBITE (English) SALAH TAMARI PALESTINIAN LEGISLATOR IN CHARGE OF SETTLEMENTS SAYING: "These bulldozers are not only ruining the land, they are ruining the idea of peace in the region." 1.15 9. GV: BULLDOZERS WORKING 1.21 GAZA (JULY 24, 2000) (REUTERS - ACCESS ALL) 10. GV/PAN: CAR CARRYING TAYEB ABDEL RAHIM, CHIEF AIDE TO PALESTINIAN PRESIDENT YASSER ARAFAT, ARRIVING AT ARAFAT'S OFFICE 1.29 11. CU: SOUNDBITE (Arabic) TAYEB ABDEL RAHIM, SPEAKING OUTSIDE BUILDING: "There has been no agreement reached on any of the negotiable issues on the table including Jerusalem, borders, economy, refugees, security, (Jewish) settlements and water. None of the files have been closed." 1.45 JERUSALEM (JULY 24, 2000) (REUTERS - ACCESS ALL) 12. SV/CU: SIGN SAYING BARAK IS A TRAITOR OF JERUSALEM (3 SHOTS) 2.07 13. GV: BOMB SCARE NEAR WESTERN WALL IN JERUSALEM (2 SHOTS) 2.15 14. MCU: SOUNDBITE (English) OPPOSITION LEADER, ARIEL SHARON, SPEAKING IN ARAB EAST JERUSALEM: "I am calling on Mr Barak not to make those concessions that endanger Israel and to get a better peace. His peace is the wrong peace." 2.30 15. GV/MV: VARIOUS OF SHARON LOOKING AT EAST JERUSALEM WITH MEDIA (3 SHOTS) 2.44 NABLUS, WEST BANK (JULY 24, 2000) (REUTERS - ACCESS ALL) 16. GV: PALESTINIAN LEGISLATOR HANAN ASHRAWI AT MEETING WITH REPORTERS 2.46 17. MCU: SOUNDBITE (English) ASHRAWI SAYING: "We have to be prepared for all options. I dont believe that violence is an option. We should not be carried away by Israeli provocation, or the Israeli mobilisation. The training and arming of the settlers, the redeployment of troops, the intensification of Isaeli presence." 3.07 18. GV: ASHRAWI MEETING WITH REPORTERS 3.15 19. VARIOUS: PALESTINIAN YOUTH TRAINING AND RUNNING WITH WEAPONS (8 SHOTS) 4.09 Initials Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved
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- Location: KOAH SETTLEMENT NEAR BETHLEHEM, WEST BANK / GAZA/ JERUSALEM
- Country: Palestinian Territories
- Reuters ID: LVA5LKLEVORANI4YO94KX46GIRBG
- Story Text: As the Camp David summit reaches its most critical
stage, tensions between the two sides in the Middle East
Palestinian officials have denied Israeli news reports
that near-agreement has been reached on all of the main issues
except Jerusalem. Israeli settlers and opposition parties
have in turn opposed Israeli concessions to the Palestinians
in the peace talks.
Meanwhile, In a Jewish settlement near Bethlehem,
scuffles between Palestinians and Israeli soldiers ensued
after Palestinians tried to block bulldozers expanding the
Tensions have mounted in the region as the U.S. brokered
Middle East peace talks in Camp David enter their most
Scuffles erupted near the Jewish West Bank settlement of
Koah on Monday (July 24) after Palestinians tried to block
bulldozers working on expanding the settlement.
Israeli soldiers arrived at the scene and pushed the
Palestinians away from the work area. At least three
Palestinians were arrested.
"What peace? There is no peace. They are making fun of us,
there is no peace," said Hussein al-Walhi, the owner of the
land confiscated by Israel.
Palestinian officials on Monday denied Israeli news
reports that near-agreement had been reached on all of the
main issues except Jerusalem.
Tayeb Abdel-Rahim, adviser to Palestinian President Yasser
Arafat, said he had spoken on Sunday night to the Palestinian
"There has been no agreement reached on any of the
negotiable issues on the table including Jerusalem, borders,
economy, refugees, security, (Jewish) settlements and water.
None of the files have been closed," he said.
The Palestinians have been demanding full sovereignty in
Arab East Jerusalem, which they say will be the capital of
their future state.
Prospects for a peace deal may become clearer on Monday
after President Bill Clinton rejoins the 14-day old talks
following a three-day absence.
Israeli settlers and opposition parties continued to voice
opposition to Israeli concessions to the Palestinians at peace
talks at Camp David.
Opposition Likud party members on Monday met in Arab East
Jerusalem to protest any possible concession that might be
made over Jerusalem in the summit.
Opposition party leader Ariel Sharon said Barak did not
have sufficient support to make any concessions or strike a
"I am calling on Mr Barak not to make those concessions
that endanger Israel and to get a better peace. His peace is
the wrong peace," Sharon said.
Palestinian legislator Hanan Ashrawi said that the
Palestinians should consider their options in case the summit
"We have to be prepared for all options. I dont believe
that violence is an option. We should not be carried way by
Israeli provocation, or the Israeli mobilisation. The training
and arming of the settlers, the redeployment of troops,"
Meanwhile in Nablus Palestinian youths were being trained
in the use of weapons by Palestinian police.
Palestinians have said over the last weeks that they are
willing to take up arms against Israel if left with no option.
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