Israeli troops fire teargas at journalists in Ramallah

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1. Television trucks driving along road 2. Various Tanks pointing gun at cameramen and journalists 3. Long shot Israeli jeeps approaching journalists. 4. Mid shot jeeps driving up to cameramen 5. Jeep reversing, preventing cameraman from putting down tripod 6. Cameramen and journalists running backwards away from jeeps 7. Audio gas canisters being fired and journalists running to vehicles for shelter. 8. Mid shot Israeli soldier throwing gas canister at female journalist. 9. Long shot Israeli jeep. STORYLINE: Renewing truce efforts in the Middle East, a US envoy met with Yasser Arafat at the Palestinian leader's besieged compound in Ramallah on Friday. US envoy Anthony Zinni became the first official permitted to meet with Arafat, since Israel confined the Palestinian leader to a few rooms in his headquarters last week. Journalists in Ramallah were prevented from covering the meeting by Israeli forces. As journalists and TV crews approached the compound, Israeli border police fired tear gas and threw stun grenades at the media personnel. Israeli soldiers surrounded reporters, keeping them about 100 meters (yards) away from the compound. Several of the 30 tanks, surrounding the building, pointed their barrels at reporters. Media personnel were forced to pull back and all journalists have now been instructed to leave the area. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/ea7319ff792964599210150905c0c240 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork