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Middle East / Israel & Lebanon / Violence / Spigelman Interview #837641

CNN Evening News for Sunday, Jul 23, 2006
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[British Foreign Minister Kim HOWELLS††- reminds Israel there must be a political campaign to disarm Hizballah.]

(Beirut: Anderson Cooper) The "war bulletin" about Israel’s military operations against Hizballah in Lebanon, Syria’s warning to Israel, and Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice’s departure for the region reviewed.

(Haifa, Israel: John Roberts) Hizballah’s rocket attacks in northern Israel reviewed; scenes shown of a damaged home in Nesher, Israeli artillery firing into Lebanon, fleeing Lebanese civilians. [Nesher resident Zohar BORENSTEIN†, Vice Mayor Freddie MALIK†- react to their town being attacked.] [Israeli Defense Forces Capt. Doron SPIELMAN†- states Hizballah is a terrorist army.] [IDF Capt. Boaz ROCKOCZ†- says it would be a stupid act dissing Hizballah.] Hizballah’s cessation of attacks after dark explained.

(Haifa: Anderson Cooper) Live interview held with IDF spokesman Capt. Guy Spigelman† about Israel’s operations in Lebanon. [From Tel Aviv, SPIGELMAN – says we’re going in by land, air & sea to protect our civilians; comments on whether Israel will occupy territory; says we want the Lebanese government to disarm the Hizballah; states we are continuing methodically to get rid of the terrorist threat.]

(Beirut: Ben Wedeman) Hizballah’s military capabilities featured; scenes shown of destruction from the Israeli bombardment in southern Lebanon; details given of Israel’s claims to be weakening Hizballah. [Former U.N. peacekeeping force commander Timur GOKSEL†- says Hizballah scatters its weapons all over south Lebanon.] [Journalist Jamil MROUE†- notes Hizballah is fighting on their land.] [Lebanese American University Amal SAAD-GHORAYEB†- outlines the difficulty for Israel to destroy Hizballah.]

Cooper, Anderson;
Roberts, John;
Wedeman, Ben

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