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Middle East / Israel & Lebanon / Violence / Hizballah #837929

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Jul 19, 2006
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(Studio: Bob Schieffer) The latest developments in the Middle East crisis reviewed; death toll for Lebanon & Israel cited.

(Haifa: Lara Logan) The fighting in the Israel-Lebanon border region reviewed; details given of Israel’s air strike targeting Hizballah leaders and casualties for the Israeli army; scenes shown of artillery fire, wounded soldiers, explosions from Hizballah rockets in Avivim, Israel. The Israeli view that the US approves of its campaign against Hizballah discussed.

(Studio: Bob Schieffer) Report introduced.

(Beirut: Elizabeth Palmer) The evacuation of Americans from Beirut to Cyprus featured; scenes shown of the crowd outside the US embassy, students on a ferry, people boarding a ship, and the Orient Queen docked in Larnaca. [STUDENT, WOMAN – react to the violence and leaving.] Continuing Israeli air strikes in Lebanon noted; scenes shown. [Lebanese Prime Minister Fouad SINIORA†- asks how the international community can stand by while Israel inflicts callous retribution.]

(Studio: Bob Schieffer) Syrian President Bashir al-Assad's call for the international community to impose a cease-fire in Lebanon, & the US rejection of talks with Syria noted.

(Beirut: Lee Cowan) Dwindling support in the Arab world for Hizballah examined; scenes shown from Nazareth, Israel, where 2 Arab children were killed in a Hizballah air strike; details given about the group’s surprising arsenal. [Hizballah spokesman Ibrahim MOUSAWI†- outlines why Hizballah will continue to fight.]

(Studio: Bob Schieffer) Report introduced.

(Washington: Jim Stewart) The FBI’s monitoring of Hizballah followers in the US featured; details given about fundraising schemes, including cigarette smuggling. [In Buffalo, New York, FBI director Robert MUELLER – says we are taking additional precautions.]

Schieffer, Bob;
Logan, Lara;
Palmer, Elizabeth;
Cowan, Lee;
Stewart, Jim

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