ABC Evening News for Monday, Aug 14, 2006
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(Studio: Charles Gibson) An historic U.N.-brokered cease-fire in Lebanon between Israel & Hizballah introduced; scenes shown from Beirut of people returning home.
(Beirut: John Berman) The return of the displaced residents to Beirut featured; scenes shown of lines of cars, people in ruined neighborhoods, Israeli tanks pulling back & aid trucks. [Nahariyah resident Ofri AKIVA- reacts to the cease-fire.] Statements from Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert & Hizballah leader Hassan Nasrallah noted. [Beirut resident Hussein SHAHROUR- shows what the neighborhood used to be.] [U.N. humanitarian coordinator David SHEARER- talks logistics.]
(Studio: Charles Gibson) President Bush's response noted. [BUSH - says Hizballah suffered a defeat while claiming victory.] Casualty figures on both sides cited.
(Washington: John Donvan) The question of what was won in Lebanon examined; scenes shown of people heckling Olmert; details given about Hizballah's claims & Israel's claims & the arguments about what Lebanon lost & gained; map shown. [Middle East analyst Fawaz GERGES, Washington Inst. for Near East Policy David MAKOVSKY, Israeli SOLDIER - analyze the fighting.]