Nov. 21 - U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton meets Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas to discuss the Gaza conflict, as Palestinians protest U.S. support for Israel. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
(ROUGH CUT ONLY - NO REPORTER NARRATION) Angry Palestinians gathered outside President Mahmoud Abbas' compound on Wednesday (November 21) to protest against U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's regional visit, attempting to secure a ceasefire in the Gaza conflict. The protesters chanted anti Clinton slogans: 'Hillary Clinton outside of Jerusalem and Ramallah', they chanted. Clinton arrived in Ramallah, holding meetings with Abbas. The Ramallah visit came after an evening of meetings in Jerusalem with the Israeli leadership. Like most Western powers, Washington shuns Hamas as an obstacle to peace and has blamed it for the Gaza conflagration. A U.N. Security Council statement condemning the conflict was blocked on Tuesday by the United States, which complained that it "failed to address the root cause", the Palestinian rockets.