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Middle East / Israel & Lebanon / Violence #838073

NBC Evening News for Friday, Jul 21, 2006
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(Los Angeles: Brian Williams) The latest developments in the Middle East crisis reviewed; death toll for Lebanon & Israel cited. NOTE: Local weather bulletin on screen.

(Haifa: Martin Fletcher) The buildup of Israeli troops & tanks along the Lebanon border in advance of a likely ground invasion noted.

(Beirut: Richard Engel) The situation in Lebanon reviewed; scenes shown of US Marines helping with the evacuation of Americans from Beirut, a mass burial in Tyre, people in hospitals & shelters, damage from Israeli air strikes, an orphaned girl. [MAN – worries about his family.] [Lebanese Social Affairs Minister Nayla MOAWAD†- blames Syria & Iran.] [MAN – says they are destroying everything.]

(Los Angeles: Brian Williams) Programming glitch acknowledged.

(Haifa: Martin Fletcher) Israel’s preparations for an invasion of Lebanon featured; scenes shown of tanks massed near the border, soldiers inside Lebanon, artillery fire, damage from a Hizballah rocket in Haifa. [Air Force GUY – says there is no solution but defending yourself.]

(Los Angeles: Brian Williams) Report introduced.

(Beirut: Ann Curry) The devastation in a Beirut neighborhood under Hizballah control featured; scenes shown of rubble, a woman explaining why she loves Hizballah; details given of Hizballah’s role in providing social services for the poor.

(Haifa: Carl Quintanilla) The Hizballah attack on Haifa reviewed; scenes shown of damage & injured people. [MAN, Haifa Mayor Yona YAHAV†- comment on the danger.]

(Los Angeles: Brian Williams) Report introduced.

(State Department: Andrea Mitchell) The US diplomatic response reviewed; details given of President Bush’s plan for Lebanon. [Secretary of State Condoleezza RICE – says she won’t try to get a cease-fire.] [Middle East expert Kenneth POLLACK†- notes the Arab perception that the Bush administration is uninterested in the Palestinians and the Arab cause.] The suspicion that the US has stayed out of the conflict to give Israel more time to pound Hizballah discussed.

Reporter(s):
Williams, Brian;
Fletcher, Martin;
Engel, Richard;
Curry, Ann;
Quintanilla, Carl;
Mitchell, Andrea
Duration:
00:10:40

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