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Middle East / Israel & Lebanon / Violence #834947

NBC Evening News for Saturday, Jul 29, 2006
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(Studio: John Seigenthaler) The latest information on a plan to end the fighting in the Middle East outlined.

(Jerusalem: Andrea Mitchell) Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice's plan to end the strife around Lebanon examined; details given about the angry words from Hizballah leader Hassan Nasrallah & the tenets of the plan for the Israel-Lebanon border. [Prime Minister of Lebanon Fouad SINIORA†- offers his views on a cease-fire.] The question of who has to sign off on the deal & the role of the U.N. in the plan discussed.

(Studio: John Seigenthaler) More violence between Israel & Hizballah introduced.

(Metulla: Mark Potter) The Israeli bombing of multiple sites in Lebanon featured; scenes shown from the hills, northern Israel cities hit by Hizballah rockets, the port city of Tyre, where there was a mass burial & from Bint Jbiel. [Israeli reservist Michah AVNI†- talks about the rocket fire.] [Middle East expert Kenneth TIMMERMAN†- comments on the Hizballah long-range rockets.]

(Studio: John Seigenthaler) Report introduced.

(Beirut: Kerry Sanders) The problem of getting humanitarian aid into Lebanon featured; scenes shown from a Red Cross mercy run through the battlefield area en route to Tyre to bring out the critically wounded to the Beirut hospital. [Red Cross DRIVER - comments.]

(Studio: John Seigenthaler) Report introduced.

(Damascus: Jim Maceda) Syria's role in the conflict between Israel & Hizballah in Lebanon examined; scenes shown from Damascus, Syria; details given about how Syria has used Hizballah as a proxy army. ["Syria Today" consultant editor Andrew TABLER†- cites Syria's role.] The possibility of a US plan to disconnect Syria from Iran & the importance of the Golan Heights to Syria noted. [Military analyst Col. Mike DEWAR†- says the US could force Syria out from the cold.] [President BUSH - speaks about Syria's role.]

(Studio: John Seigenthaler) Tomorrow's coverage of the crisis on "Meet the Press" noted.

Seigenthaler, John;
Mitchell, Andrea;
Potter, Mark;
Sanders, Kerry;
Maceda, Jim

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