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Middle East / Israel & Lebanon / Violence #834606

ABC Evening News for Saturday, Jul 22, 2006
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(Studio: Jim Avila) The latest developments along the Israeli-Lebanon border reviewed.

(Haifa, Israel: Dan Harris) Israel's claim of taking a village just inside the Lebanese border featured; scenes shown of tanks firing & from Hizballah TV. [Israeli defense forces Brig. Gen. Gal HIRSCH†- describes the bunkers they found.] [Israeli SOLDIER - comments.] ["Ha'aretz" military correspondent Amos HAREL†- says the next few days will be crucial.]

(Studio: Jim Avila) Lebanese refugees shown in Sidon.

(Beirut: David Wright) Israel's bombing of TV transmission towers in Christian Beirut featured; scenes shown of destruction & casualties; details recalled on the impact of video of the 1996 "Canaan massacre" during Israel's campaign against Hizballah. [Future TV anchor Ghada ISSA†- explains why the towers are targeted.]

(Studio: Jim Avila) Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice's stops tomorrow in the region noted.

(Crawford, Texas: Geoff Morrell) The US role in Middle East diplomacy examined; ; details given from a "New York Times" report that the US is supplying Israel with precision-guided bombs. [President BUSH - outlines Rice's mission.] [ABC News military analyst Tony CORDESMAN†- says it will look like the US is helping Israel attack Lebanon.] [Center for Strategic & International Studies Jon ALTERMAN†- says the international community will not stand by as the attacks go on.] The isolation of the US in its unconditional support of Israel discussed.

(Studio: Jim Avila) The evacuation of Americans from Lebanon to Cyprus to the US noted.

Avila, Jim;
Harris, Dan;
Wright, David;
Morrell, Geoff

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