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Middle East / Israel & Lebanon / Violence #834045

CNN Evening News for Wednesday, Jul 19, 2006
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(Larnaca, Cyprus: Anderson Cooper) The war in the Middle East featured; scenes shown of the Ocean Queen, which has brought evacuated Americans from Lebanon to Cyprus & from the streets of southern Lebanon where Israeli soldiers battled Hizballah on the ground, the wounded, Americans headed for home. [Lebanon Prime Minister Fouad SINIORA†- says the country has been torn to shreds.] [US Ambassador to U.N. John BOLTON†- asks how do you get a cease-fire with a terrorist organization.] [AMERICAN - complains you cannot contact the embassy.]

(Beirut: Nic Robertson) The Israeli raids into southern Lebanon featured; scenes shown of bombed-out buildings on fire; details given of a humanitarian crisis in the making in Lebanon with the airport, bridges & roads bombed out & the site of an air strike in a Christian neighborhood in Beirut. [Hizballah Central Committee Dr. Ali FAYYAD†- {thru translator} says this indicates Israel has no choice but a ground attack.] [SINIORA - comments.] [LEBANESE - says Israel wants to split Christians & Muslims.] What is known about an Israeli strike in south Beirut rumored to be aimed at leader Hassan Nisrallah & the drones that can be heard flying over the city discussed.

(Larnaca, Cyprus: Anderson Cooper) Report introduced.

(Metula, Israel: Christiane Amanpour) The fighting on the Israeli-Lebanese border featured; scenes shown of Israeli tanks & smoke in the hills from Hizballah rockets. The massive disparity in the casualties on the Lebanon side & the prospects for continued fighting or a cease-fire discussed.

Cooper, Anderson;
Robertson, Nic;
Amanpour, Christiane

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