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Middle East / Lebanon / Israel vs. Hizballah #611912

NBC Evening News for Sunday, Apr 14, 1996
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(Studio: Jack Ford) Report introduced.

(Kiryat Shmona, on the Israel-Lebanon border: Martin Fletcher) Israel's escalation of the shelling of Hizballah targets in south Lebanon featured; gun camera pictures of the attacks shown. [Israeli army spokesman Colonel Raanan GISSIN - criticizes Hizballah's tactics.] Promises of revenge by Hizballah noted; video shown of Hizballah suicide bomb volunteers.

(Studio: Jack Ford) Report introduced.

(White House: John Palmer) The United States position that provocative actions by Hizballah led to the Israeli response featured; details given of Syria newspaper reports criticizing the US. [Representative Lee HAMILTON - says the United States must push the Middle East nations towards peace.] [Former diplomat Edward PECK - says it is unreasonable to expect Lebanon to be able to control Hizballah.] President Clinton said leaving on a week-long overseas trip.

Fletcher, Martin;
Ford, Jack;
Palmer, John

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