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Middle East / Lebanon / Israel vs. Hizballah #406610

CNN Evening News for Thursday, Apr 25, 1996
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(Studio: Judy Woodruff) Report introduced.

(Jerusalem: Jerrold Kessel) The American diplomatic effort to broker a cease-fire between Israel and Hizballah in Lebanon reviewed; details given of Secretary of State Warren Christopher's shuttle diplomacy schedule through the Middle East. [Israeli foreign minister Ehud BARAK, CHRISTOPHER - talk about the situation for Lebanon.] The diplomatic problems of the buffer zone and the tenets of a proposed cease-fire to the current Israeli-Hizballah rocket exchange noted. An incident in which a man blew himself up in Tuba, Israel, while preparing a large bomb detailed; scenes shown of the body.

(Studio: Fionnuala Sweeney) Report introduced.

(Beirut: Brent Sadler) The fighting in southern Lebanon featured; scenes shown of Lebanese areas targeted by Israel. [Hizballah deputy secretary- general Sheik Naim KASSAM - (thru translator) says our military capability remains untouched.] The role of France in helping with the cease-fire talks noted. [Iranian foreign minister Ali Akbar VELAYATI - says Hizballah's views will not be ignored.]

(Studio: Fionnuala Sweeney) The United Nations Security Council's condemnation of Israel's attacks on civilians in southern Lebanon noted.

Kessel, Jerrold;
Sadler, Brent;
Sweeney, Fionnuala;
Woodruff, Judy

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