ABC Evening News for Sunday, Jul 23, 2006
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(Jerusalem: Dan Harris) Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice's diplomatic mission to the Middle East as the war between Israel & Hizballah escalated noted.
(White House: Geoff Morrell) The diplomatic mission to forge a lasting peace examined; photos shown of Bush, Rice & Saudi officials; details given of the international community's growing impatience with Israel's campaign. [Saudi foreign minister SAUD al-Faisal - comments on his talks with the president; states the only problem is Lebanon.] [On "Face the Nation," Israeli Ambassador to US Daniel AYALON- says we will take them out.]
(Studio & AVivim, Israel: Dan Harris) The latest volley of Hizballah missiles despite Israel's ground campaign featured; scenes shown from the site where a missile hit a car. [Haifa police Chief Nir MERIESH- says we expect it will take longer.] [Israeli defense forces Brig. Gen. Gal HIRSCH- says many terrorists are dead; states "be patient & wait."]
(Jerusalem: Dan Harris) Report introduced.
(Beirut: David Wright) Israel's strikes on south Beirut, Lebanon, featured; scenes shown of the damages in civilian areas, a blown-out car, fleeing people, the wounded in a hospital. [U.N. humanitarian affairs Jan EGELAND- calls this an "excessive use of force" & a violation of humanitarian law.]
(Jerusalem: Dan Harris) The condition of ill former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, who has been in a coma, updated.