CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Jul 26, 2006
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(Studio: Bob Schieffer) The latest developments in the Middle East crisis reviewed.
(White House: Jim Axelrod) The US opposition to calls for a cease-fire at the international summit meeting in Rome, Italy, featured; diagram shown of a proposed buffer zone where an international force would flush out Hizballah from southern Lebanon; CBS News/"New York Times" poll findings on the conflict cited. [Secretary of State Condoleezza RICE – says she seeks urgently for an end to the hostilities; comments on Syria’s absence from the meeting.] [Lebanese Prime Minister Fouad SINIORA- says scores of people are dying every day.]
(Studio: Bob Schieffer) Day 15 of the fighting reviewed.
(Kiryat Shmona, Israel: Lara Logan) The fierce fighting in south Lebanon reviewed; scenes shown of wounded Israeli soldiers, Hizballah leader Hassan Nasrallah speaking on Lebanese TV, a plane carrying humanitarian aid arriving in Beirut; details recalled of Israel’s air strike on a U.N. observers’ post. [Israeli Defense Forces spokesperson Michael OREN- says we never assumed this would be an easy war.] [Israeli Foreign Minister Tzipi LIVNI- says Israel will never target U.N. forces.] The heavy toll on Israeli troops discussed.
(Studio: Bob Schieffer) Report introduced.
(Tyre, Lebanon: Lee Cowan) A mission to rescue stranded Americans in Yaroun and bring them to Tyre, Lebanon, to board a ship featured; scenes shown of a convoy of vehicles displaying white flags, the destruction in Tyre, bomb debris on the roads, anxious villagers. [New York City resident Muhammad JAWAD- comments on leaving.]