NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Jul 29, 2014
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(Gaza: Richard Engel) The unrelenting fighting between Israel and Hamas in Gaza featured; scenes shown of Gaza’s only power plant on fire, explosions in Gaza City and destroyed buildings; video of Hamas militants emerging from a tunnel and attacking an army post in Israel shown. [Israeli Micha BEN-HILLEL- says the tunnels would help terrorists go under the border and reach the kibbutz.]
(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.
(State Department: Andrea Mitchell) Israel’s criticism of Secretary of State John Kerry over his efforts to negotiate a cease-fire featured; remarks from Haaretz columnists Ari Shavit and Barak Ravid quoted; details given about growing tension between Israel and the US. [KERRY – says Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu asked him if he could get a humanitarian cease-fire.] [Israel’s AMBASSADOR to the US – says Netanyahu told him to make clear the attacks on Kerry are unwarranted.] US sanctions against Russia for its support of separatists in Ukraine noted.