NBC Evening News for Monday, Jul 21, 2014
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(Gaza: Richard Engel) The conflict in the Middle East updated; scenes shown of militants being fired on and killed while trying to climb into a tunnel, a booby-trapped street, shelling, and injured children; details given about the possibility of a humanitarian cease-fire. [Al-Shifa Hospital Dr. Mads GILBERT- explains why they can’t treat a paralyzed girl.] [DOCTOR – says this child is guilty of the most horrible crime to be born Palestinian in Gaza.]
(Studio: Brian Williams) Vigils in Haifa, Israel for Sgt. Sean Carmeli and in Los Angeles for sharpshooter Max Steinberg, Americans who died fighting for the Israeli Defense Force, shown. Earlier conversation with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu noted. [NETANYAHU – says we’ll act to defend ourselves; reacts to the civilian deaths; says Hamas is hiding rockets in hospitals; says the only initiative is the Egyptian initiative and Secretary of State John Kerry should stand behind it.] Statement from Hamas quoted.