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Middle East / Israel & Lebanon / Violence #834072

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Jul 20, 2006
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(Studio: Charles Gibson) The defiant message from Hizballah leader Hassan Nasrallah, the border battle as Israel crossed into Lebanon & the landing of Marines in Lebanon to get Americans out introduced.

(Beirut: David Wright) Israel's measures in Lebanon against Hizballah featured; scenes shown of the damage done in the war zone now an urban wasteland, of Nasrallah on Al Jazeera TV where he spoke of a prisoner exchange, a wounded girl in the hospital & the Marines landing on the beaches of Beirut to help process the evacuation. [Al Manah {Hizballah TV} editor Ibrahim MUSSAWI†- comments.]

(Studio: Charles Gibson) A new phase in the hostilities introduced.

(Haifa: Dan Harris) Israel's use of ground forces in Lebanon featured; scenes shown of Israeli troops crossing the border to destroy weapons & tunnels & of rocket strikes. ["Ha'aretz" newspaper Amos HAREL†- says it is a most professional guerrilla organization.] [Chatham House Middle East Inst. analyst Robert LOWE†- says it would be risky to go back into Lebanon on the ground.]

(Studio: Charles Gibson) The collision of two Israeli helicopters near the border & the status of diplomatic moves noted. [At the U.N., U.N. Secretary General Kofi ANNAN††- says the excessive use of force by Israel must stop.] [Israeli Ambassador to U.N. Dan GILLERMAN†- offers an analogy.] The arrival of the first planeload of American evacuees from Lebanon in Baltimore shown.

(Damascus: Nick Watt) The evacuation from Lebanon east to Syria featured; scenes shown from the border. [Vacationer Eman KHALIL, WOMAN - talk about being on the road.]

Gibson, Charles;
Wright, David;
Harris, Dan;
Watt, Nick

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