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Middle East / Israel & Lebanon / Violence #837915

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Jul 19, 2006
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(Tel Aviv: Brian Williams) The latest developments in the Middle East crisis reviewed; statistics on evacuations & casualties in Lebanon & Israel cited.

(Beirut: Richard Engel) The situation in Lebanon reviewed; details given about Israel’s air strike aimed at Hizballah’s leadership; scenes shown of the injured & dead, people running, bomb sites, a grieving father, a Hizballah fighter collecting weapons in Beirut, a Hizballah shelter.

(Haifa: Martin Fletcher) The intensifying fighting between Israel & Hizballah featured; scenes shown of wounded Israeli soldiers, artillery fire, Katyusha rocket damage, angry Israeli Arabs in Nazareth, where 2 children were killed; details given of Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert’s vow there will not be a cease-fire until the kidnapped Israeli soldiers are free. [Kidnapped soldier Eldad Regev†’s brother Eyal REGEV†- says we want my brother home.] Hizballah’s call for Palestinians to rise against Israel noted.

(Tel Aviv: Brian Williams) A visit to an Israeli artillery location in northern Israel featured; scenes shown of 155mm cannons firing into Lebanon, fires on the hillside; details given about Israel’s weapons. [Israeli officer Darone SPEELMAN††- comments on Israeli operations; talks about children dying.] [SOLDIER – says we don’t want to be here.]

(Beirut: Kerry Sanders) The relief of Americans who managed to evacuate from Beirut featured; scenes shown of people boarding the cruise ship Orient Queen. [Memphis, Tennessee, resident Teresa DOUGLAS†, San Francisco resident Linda BALLOUT††- react to leaving.]

(Beirut: Ann Curry) The frustration of Americans still stranded in Beirut featured. [2 WOMEN – express anger.] [Americans Garo TOBY††, David SIMAAN†- comment on the confusion surrounding the evacuation process.]

(Tel Aviv: Brian Williams) Report introduced.

(Larnaca, Cyprus: Dawn Fratangelo) The arrival of American evacuees in Larnaca, Cyprus, featured; scenes shown of the Orient Queen at the dock; details given about travel plans.

Williams, Brian;
Engel, Richard;
Fletcher, Martin;
Sanders, Kerry;
Curry, Ann;
Fratangelo, Dawn

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