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Middle East / Lebanon / Israel vs. Hizballah / United States Post Shelling / Clinton #406401

CNN Evening News for Thursday, Apr 18, 1996
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(Studio: Ralph Begleiter) Map shown of the site of the fighting in south Lebanon between Israel and Hizballah.

(Tyre: Brent Sadler) Israeli shelling of a United Nations peacekeeping post in southern Lebanon featured; scenes shown from Cana, Lebanon, of the bloody dead and wounded civilian casualties and from the hospital in Tyre. The implications of this bloody incident for both sides in the hostilities outlined.

(Studio: Ralph Begleiter) Report introduced.

(Jerusalem: Walter Rodgers) Indications that Israel's Operation Grapes of Wrath may be coming to a close examined. [Israeli Prime Minister Shimon PERES - says Israel would agree to a negotiated case-fire as requested by President Clinton; regrets the death of civilians.] Another Hizballah rocket attack on the Israeli town of Kiryat Shmona noted.

(Studio: Ralph Begleiter) Report introduced.

(Saint Petersburg: Wolf Blitzer) The reaction of Clinton, who is visiting Russia, to the events in Lebanon presented. [CLINTON - says the violence in Lebanon must be brought to an end with an immediate cease-fire.] Secretary of State Warren Christopher said going to the Middle East to try to set up a cease-fire.

Begleiter, Ralph;
Blitzer, Wolf;
Rodgers, Walter;
Sadler, Brent

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