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Middle East / Israel & Lebanon / Violence #838585

NBC Evening News for Friday, Jul 28, 2006
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(Studio: Brian Williams) The latest developments in the Middle East crisis, including the U.N.’s call for a cease-fire, reviewed.

(White House: David Gregory) The peace plan proposed by President Bush and British Prime Minister Tony Blair to end the violence featured; details given of growing anger toward the US & Israel in the Arab world. [BUSH – condemns Hizballah and its Iranian & Syrian sponsors; says our aim is to turn this into a moment of opportunity.] [Middle East expert Shibley TELHAMI†- speaks of increasing support for Hizballah.] [BLAIR - comments on the terrorist ideology.] The questions surrounding an international force discussed.

(Studio: Brian Williams) Hizballah’s firing of a new rocket that went farther into Israel than previous launches of Katyusha rockets noted.

(Haifa: Martin Fletcher) The fighting between Israel & Hizballah reviewed; scenes shown of the site where Hizballah’s long-range rocket fell and Israeli soldiers visiting a wounded friend. [Israeli soldier “ILAN”†- says we will win in the end.]

(Rmeich, Lebanon: Richard Engel) The situation in south Lebanon reviewed; scenes shown of an aid convoy with white flags, refugees in the Christian village of Rmeich, a sick baby. [Lebanese DOCTOR – comments on the dirty water where residents wash & drink.]

Williams, Brian;
Gregory, David;
Fletcher, Martin;
Engel, Richard

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