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Middle East / Israel & Lebanon / Violence / Evacuation #834029

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Jul 19, 2006
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(Cyprus: Charles Gibson) The evacuation of Americans from Lebanon to Cyprus reported; scenes shown of the ship pulling into Larnaca; details given about casualties in Lebanon & Hizballah rocket strikes against Haifa & Nazareth in Israel.

(Haifa: Dan Harris) The day's events in Israel featured; scenes shown of Israeli artillery, wounded soldiers, Hizballah mortar fire, rocket strikes in Haifa & the mostly Arab city of Nazareth; details given of the demands made of Hizballah. [Israeli defense force Capt. Doron SPIELMAN†- recounts the Hizballah ambush.] [Israeli defense force Lt. Col. Oliver RAPOVITCH†- talks about the length of the operation; asserts they will not get this land.]

(Cyprus: Charles Gibson) Report introduced.

(Beirut: David Wright) The impact of the air strikes on Beirut, Lebanon, reviewed; scenes shown of the damage done by the missiles in east Beirut, a closed-down neighborhood, the empty villages in the Bekaa Valley & people left homeless & now living in the park. [Lebanese Prime Minister Fouad SINIORA†- says it is cutting the whole country.] [Volunteer aid worker Sarjoun SKANTER†- comments on unsafe conditions.]

(Cyprus: Charles Gibson) Report introduced.

(White House: Martha Raddatz) The position of President Bush's administration on the Israeli operation examined.

(Cyprus: Charles Gibson) The exodus of Americans from Lebanon featured; scenes shown of the ship the Orient Queen & helicopters landing in Cyprus; details given about plans for chartered planes to fly the people back to the US. [Five arriving AMERICANS - express their feeling about getting out.] [Marine Corps Brig. Gen. Carl JENSEN - comments on the need to inform Israel of the plans to keep evacuees safe.]

Gibson, Charles;
Harris, Dan;
Wright, David;
Raddatz, Martha

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