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Middle East / Israel & Lebanon / Violence #834636

NBC Evening News for Saturday, Jul 22, 2006
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(Studio: John Seigenthaler) An escalation of the violence between Israel & Hizballah with Israel crossing into Lebanon & Hizballah continuing rocket attacks on Israel reviewed.

(Beirut: Ann Curry) A major offensive by Israel into Lebanon featured; scenes shown of tanks firing, wrecked communications towers, Lebanese civilians fleeing north, the evacuation of foreign nationals & ships delivering supplies to Beirut. [WOMAN, EVACUEE - comment on conditions.] [Lebanese health minister Mohammed KHALIFA†- reacts to the violence.] The sense of fear & anger in Beirut discussed.

(Studio: John Seigenthaler) Report introduced.

(Haifa: Tom Aspell) The Hizballah rocket strikes into Israel & the cross-border raid featured; scenes shown from Nahariya & rocket damage in northern Israel. [Israeli government spokesman Avi PAZNER†- says they are killing us.] [Israeli army Lt. Col. Ishai EFRONI†- urges people to leave the villages.] [Female Israeli FIREFIGHTER - comments.] The strong support in Israel for the war & international criticism of Israel's actions discussed.

(Studio: John Seigenthaler) Report introduced.

(Limassol, Cyprus: Dawn Fratangelo) The evacuation from Lebanon to Cyprus featured; scenes shown of the USS Nashville, which brought American evacuees to Cyprus. [American Dani SPEAR‡- talks about his family in Lebanon.]

(Studio: John Seigenthaler) Report introduced.

(White House: Rosiland Jordan) The American agenda for the Middle East examined; details given about the humanitarian crisis in Lebanon & Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice's trip to the region with no planned stops in Arab countries.

Seigenthaler, John;
Curry, Ann;
Aspell, Tom;
Fratangelo, Dawn;
Jordan, Rosiland

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