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Middle East / Israel & Lebanon / Violence / Hizballah #837992

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Jul 20, 2006
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(Studio: Bob Schieffer) The latest developments in the Middle East crisis reviewed.

(Haifa: Lara Logan) Israel’s military operations in Lebanon featured; details given about the ground invasion; Al Jazeera TV footage shown of Hizballah leader Hassan Nasrallah, who demanded a prisoner exchange and claimed no Hizballah leaders were harmed in an air strike; scenes shown of the military base from where 2 Israeli soldiers were kidnapped. [Israeli Defense Forces Maj. Gen. Benny GANTZ†- says we try to hit the organization’s leadership as much as we can.] Lebanon’s vow to join forces with Hizballah if Israel proceeds with its ground invasion noted.

(Studio: Bob Schieffer) Report introduced.

(Beirut: Lee Cowan) The impact of Israel’s air strikes on Tyre, Lebanon, featured; scenes shown of damaged roads, people heading north waving white flags, the rubble of buildings, an injured girl, bodies in a refrigerated truck. [Tyre resident Rabee MADI†- says there is no Hizballah here.] [Nurse Hala HIJAZI†- says her hospital is functioning like a morgue.]

(Studio: Bob Schieffer) Report introduced.

(Beirut: Elizabeth Palmer) The arrival of Marines in Lebanon to help with the evacuation of Americans featured; scenes shown of the USS Nashville, people boarding landing craft & the cruise ship Orient Queen, the busy port of Beirut. [Marine Lt. Col. Joel BERRY†- says the Marines are happy to be taking on a mission that can help Americans.] [WOMAN – reacts to leaving.]

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

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