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Middle East / Israel & Lebanon / Violence / Cease-Fire #836394

ABC Evening News for Sunday, Aug 13, 2006
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(Studio: Dan Harris) The U.N. cease-fire agreement approved by the Israeli & Lebanese governments reported; details given about the ongoing fighting by Israel & Hizballah & about casualty figures.

(Metulla: Wilf Dinnick) The Israeli army's pounding of the hills of southern Lebanon before the fragile cease-fire goes into effect featured; scenes shown of firing, funerals for Israeli soldiers, fires in Israel from Hizballah rockets & night firing; details given about the possibility Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert may be open to negotiating a prisoner swap with Hizballah. [Israeli cabinet minister Isaac HERZOG†- says we are preparing the grounds for an international force.] [Israeli political analyst Ari SHAVIT†- offers analogy about the fighting.]

(Studio: Dan Harris) Report introduced.

(Beirut: John Berman) The situation in Lebanon for the refugees displaced by the bombing featured; scenes shown of bombed-out buildings in a residential area in Beirut & from a refugee camp. [MAN - comments.] [Youngster Haithem FAHOUD†- says we can't go {back home} now; states Hizballah is protecting us.] [Retired Lebanese general Elia TANA‡- says the Lebanese army cannot fight Hizballah.] The makeup of the force that will patrol the buffer zone in south Lebanon noted.

Harris, Dan;
Dinnick, Wilf;
Berman, John

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