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Middle East / Israel & Lebanon / Violence / Cease-Fire / Gillerman Interview #836447

CNN Evening News for Monday, Aug 14, 2006
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(Jerusalem: Wolf Blitzer) Breaking news introduced.

(Northern Israel: Chris Lawrence) The firing of 10 rockets inside southern Lebanon despite the cease-fire featured; details given about the short-range rockets.

(Jerusalem: Wolf Blitzer) This pivotal day in the Middle East as the U.N.-brokered fragile cease-fire between Israel & Hizballah went into effect featured; statements from Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert & Hizballah leader Hassan Nasrallah noted; scenes shown from southern Lebanon of refugees returning home, explosions on the weekend in northern Israel & Beirut; details given about casualties in Lebanon & Israel. [President BUSH - blames Hizballah's state sponsors Iran & Syria.]

(Jerusalem: Wolf Blitzer; Beirut: Jim Clancy) The lack of information about the rockets fired & the death of Hizballah soldiers near the location of the rockets, the views that this is a victory for Hizballah, concerns about Iran's culpability & the timetable for when U.N. peacekeepers will arrive in Lebanon discussed.

(Jerusalem: Wolf Blitzer; Northern Israel: Chris Lawrence) Israel's reports on small skirmishes with Hizballah & the situation now in northern Israel, where families are starting to come back to their homes, discussed.

(Jerusalem: Wolf Blitzer) Live telephone interview held with Israeli Ambassador to U.N. Dan Gillerman about the 10 rockets that were fired. [GILLERMAN - speculates what Hizballah my be doing by firing rockets by stirring things up; states we believe the rockets were directed at Israeli troops; wants Lebanon to be free again & Israel to safe.]

(Jerusalem: Wolf Blitzer) An Israeli air strike at a refugee camp in Gaza & the kidnapping of two Fox News journalists there noted.

(Jerusalem: Wolf Blitzer) The "war data" from the UNHCR on aid to Lebanon outlined on screen.

Blitzer, Wolf;
Lawrence, Chris;
Clancy, Jim

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