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Middle East / Israel & Lebanon / Violence #837230

CNN Evening News for Sunday, Jul 16, 2006
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(Haifa: Anderson Cooper) The day’s events in the fighting between Israel & Hizballah in Lebanon, including rocket attacks in Haifa, updated; scenes shown of people injured in an attack at a Haifa train depot.

(Beirut: Nic Robertson) The mounting casualties in Lebanon featured; figures cited; scenes shown of flames from the fuel depot at the airport, injured people in Tyre, leaflets falling from Israeli aircraft, damage in Beirut to buildings associated with Hizballah, and Lebanese Prime Minister Fouad Siniora†† meeting with European Union Foreign Affairs chief Javier Solana†. [On Lebanese TV, Hizballah leader Hassan NASRALLAH† {thru translator} – says the Zionist enemy is ignorant of what we have.] [US Embassy, Beirut, Juliet WURR†- comments on plans to evacuate Americans.] [SOLANA – asks Hizballah to stop its violence and hand back 2 kidnapped Israeli soldiers.] The location of Hizballah targets in civilian neighborhoods, the civilian death toll & the effectiveness of Israel’s effort to drive a wedge between Hizballah and the population discussed.

(Haifa: Anderson Cooper) Report introduced.

(Haifa: Paula Hancocks) The situation in northern Israel reviewed; scenes shown from Haifa of people running, the damaged train depot, Patriot missiles. [Israeli government spokeswoman Miri EISIN†- says we are determined that at the end of this war that Hizballah will not be on our northern border.] [Israeli army Gen. Yitzhak GERSHON† {thru translator} – explains the siren alert system.]

(Haifa: Anderson Cooper) Report introduced.

(Jerusalem: Christiane Amanpour) Israel’s response to Hizballah’s rocket attacks, which are reaching further south, reviewed; scenes shown of Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert meeting with cabinet members; details given of fears the conflict will widen to include Iran & Syria, and US calls for Hizballah to disarm & release the kidnapped Israeli soldiers. [Israeli Vice Premier Shimon PERES†- responds to accusations that Israel is overreacting.] [Iran’s Ayatollah Ali KHAMEINI†† {thru translator} – supports Hizballah.] The positions of the Israeli government and the fledgling Lebanese democracy discussed.

Cooper, Anderson;
Robertson, Nic;
Hancocks, Paula;
Amanpour, Christiane

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