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Middle East / Israel & Lebanon / Violence / U.N. Resolution #835475

NBC Evening News for Saturday, Aug 05, 2006
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(Studio: John Seigenthaler) The latest developments in the Middle East reviewed; details given about the US- & French-backed U.N. plan for the Middle East to stop the violence between Israel & Hizballah in Lebanon; the air & ground attacks in south Lebanon & Hizballah's rocket fire into Israel.

(Beirut: Martin Savidge) The fighting in southern Lebanon reviewed; scenes shown from Tyre, explosions & damages in Beirut, Israel's leafletting of Sidon calling for evacuation & the wrecked road. [Refugees International Sarah MARTIN†- sums up humanitarian conditions.] Hizballah's demands noted.

(Studio: John Seigenthaler) Report introduced.

(Metula, Israel: Mark Potter) Hizballah's rocket attacks in northern Israel featured; scenes shown from Haifa, the Israeli military in Lebanon, demonstrations in Tel Aviv for peace now & from Metula. [Israeli defense forces Capt. Marcus SHEFF†- says we have eliminated most of their long-range missiles.] [Israeli government spokesman Avi PAZNER††- says our operation continues.] [Metula Mayor Jacob KATZ†-backs the army.]

(Studio: John Seigenthaler) Report introduced.

(Crawford, Texas: Kevin Corke) The draft resolution that could pave the way for a cease-fire in the Middle East featured; details given of the tenets of the resolution for Israel & Hizballah; photo shown of President Bush meeting with Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice & national security adviser Stephen Hadley. [US Ambassador to U.N. John BOLTON†- comments on the draft resolution for the region; states this is a way to get started.]

(Studio: John Seigenthaler) Rice's appearance on "Meet the Press" announced.

Seigenthaler, John;
Savidge, Martin;
Potter, Mark;
Corke, Kevin

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