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Middle East / Israel & Lebanon / Violence #834622

CBS Evening News for Saturday, Jul 22, 2006
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(Studio: Thalia Assuras) The latest developments along the Israeli-Lebanon border reviewed; maps shown.

(Haifa: Sharyn Alfonsi) The push by Israeli troops into Lebanon featured; scenes shown of tanks & elite teams in Lebanon to push back Hizballah, Israeli wounded, the rocket-damaged hospital & resting soldiers. [Ziv Hospital emergency room director Dr. Amer HUSSAIN†- says 228 have been wounded.] [Patient Sapir BEN TOLELA†- describes the sound of the rockets hitting.]

(Studio: Thalia Assuras) The evacuation of foreign nationals, including Americans, from Lebanon noted.

(Beirut: Lee Cowan) The prospect of a humanitarian disaster in Lebanon with refugees evacuating featured; scenes shown of TV towers taken out in Lebanon & of evacuees arriving in Cyprus. [Lebanese TV reporter Bassam ABOUZEID†- reacts.] [US task force commander Brig. Gen. Carl JENSEN†- comments on the evacuation of Americans.]

(Studio: Thalia Assuras) Report introduced.

(White House: Joie Chen) The American agenda for the Middle East examined; details given of a report that the US is supplying Israel with precision-guided bombs. [On radio, President BUSH - says the terrorist group that launched attacks must be confronted.] [Secretary of State Condoleezza RICE - comments on a mission.] [Center for Strategic & International Studies Jon ALTERMAN†- says the Arab countries see the US as AWOL & ask who is overreacting.]

Assuras, Thalia;
Alfonsi, Sharyn;
Cowan, Lee;
Chen, Joie

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