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Middle East / Israel & Lebanon / Gaza / Violence #838367

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Jul 25, 2006
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(Studio: Bob Schieffer) The diplomatic & military developments in the Middle East introduced.

(Israel-Lebanon border: Lara Logan) The worsening crisis in the Israel-Lebanon border area reviewed; details given of the deaths of 4 U.N. observers in an Israeli air raid strike and Israel’s claim of victory at Bint Jbiel; scenes shown of explosions in Beirut, Israel’s Defense Minister with troops on the front line, Israelis injured in Hizballah rocket attacks on Haifa. [Israeli Prime Minister Ehud OLMERT†- says he will take severe measures against those aiming rockets & missiles against innocent civilians.] [With Olmert, Secretary of State Condoleezza RICE – says we will prevail, they will not.] [Israeli Defense Forces Brig. Gen. Gal HIRSCH†- assesses the fighting.] Hizballah leader Hassan Nasrallah’s vow that more rocket attacks will strike beyond Haifa noted. U.N. Secretary General Kofi Annan’s view that Israeli forces targeted the U.N. post discussed.

(Studio: Bob Schieffer) Report introduced.

(Tyre, Lebanon: Lee Cowan) The wasteland created by Israel’s assault on southern Lebanon featured; scenes shown of explosions, stranded Lebanese-American refugees, a body; details given about the restrictions on the distribution of relief supplies from the International Red Cross. [Dearborn, Michigan, resident Zenaib CHAHINE†- worries about the other refugees begging for rides.] The plan for evacuating Americans discussed.

(Studio: Bob Schieffer) Report introduced.

(Gaza City: Sharyn Alfonsi) Israel’s war against Hamas in Gaza updated; scenes shown of the funeral for a Palestinian girl, injured people; details given of Palestinian Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh’s plea for the US to stop supporting Israel and the agreement to a cease-fire and the release of kidnapped Israeli soldier Cpl. Gilad Shalit in exchange for Palestinian prisoners. [Palestinian Foreign Minister Mahmoud ZAHAR†- assesses diplomatic efforts.]

Schieffer, Bob;
Logan, Lara;
Cowan, Lee;
Alfonsi, Sharyn

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