Palestinians on Wednesday (5/3) vowed to resist any attempt by Israel to close four Palestinian offices in Arab East Jerusalem. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday (4/3) demanded the closures; Israel claims the offices are illegal branches of Yasser Arafat's Palestinian Authority.
EAST JERUSALEM, ISRAEL. 5/3 ext. "orient house" - palestinian headquarters in jerusalem; office of "surveys & maps" in east jerusalem (one of the offices Israelis want to close); pan across office; woman sot (on phone) "the staff are not here."; man sitting at desk; faisal al-husseini in press conference; cutaway cameras; sot al-husseini (top PLO official in Jerusalem) (English) "The Palestinian position is to defend, to save this peace process ....but with all these violations, the leadership will not be able to help...in any case it will not be the Palestinian leadership who will shoot the last bullet in the peace process". gv press conference ext. building; Israeli soldiers by jeep; ext New Orient Hotel;