NBC Evening News for Thursday, Jul 27, 2006
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(Studio: Brian Williams) The latest developments in the crisis in the Middle East, including the call from Al Qaeda deputy Ayman al-Zawahiri for Muslims to rise up in a holy war against Israel, reviewed; death toll for Lebanon & Israel cited.
(Haifa: Martin Fletcher) Growing concern that the Israeli army has made mistakes in its fight against Hizballah examined; scenes shown of funerals for Israeli soldiers killed in an ambush, burning hillsides in northern Israel, Prime Minister Ehud Olmert on a helicopter tour; details given of the call-up of more reservists. [Former Israeli Defense Minister Moshe ARENS- says Israel needs to take advantage of the numerical superiority.] [Israeli MAN, WOMAN – voice support for the war.]
(Tibnine & Tyre, Lebanon: Richard Engel) The move by all the residents of Tibnine, Lebanon, to the town’s hospital to escape Israeli air strikes featured; scenes shown from the dangerous roads and the hospital; details given of the ordeals of new mother Abeer Baz & elderly Latifa Nasr. [Dr. Nabil HARQUOSA- says there is no humanity.] Evacuations from Tyre updated.
(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.
(Haifa: Mark Potter) The different kind of summer for the children of Haifa, Israel, who are spending much of their time in underground bomb shelters, featured; scenes shown. [Mother Anat TEITELBAUM- says they feel the stress.] [High school principal Sharon KALUGNY- comments on the encouragement for younger kids to draw.]
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