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Middle East / Lebanon / Israel vs. Hizballah / Cease-Fire #612165

NBC Evening News for Saturday, Apr 27, 1996
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(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.

(South Lebanon: Tom Aspell) The return home to south Lebanon of those who fled the fighting between Israel and Hizballah featured; scenes shown from Lebanon, where some of the refugees' homes were wrecked by the Israeli shelling and where funerals for Hizballah fighters were held. [Lebanese MAN - comments.]

(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.

(Tel Aviv: Martin Fletcher) The reaction in northern Israel to the cease- fire featured; scenes shown of refugees returning to the border town of Kiryat Shmona. The breakdown of Israeli national unity as soon as the cease-fire was announced noted. [Israeli opposition leader Benjamin NETANYAHU - comment on the situation.] Israeli Prime Minister Shimon Peres said hoping that Syrian President Hafez al-Assad will agree to resume peace talks.

Aspell, Tom;
Fletcher, Martin;
Williams, Brian

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