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Mideast Crisis / Israel & Lebanon / Violence / Qana #838803

CBS Evening News for Monday, Jul 31, 2006
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(Studio: Bob Schieffer) The crisis in the Middle East introduced.

(Tel Aviv: Sharyn Alfonsi) Dwindling hope for a lasting peace following a 48-hour pause in Israel’s bombing campaign featured; scenes shown of a Hizballah rocket striking an Israeli tank, Israeli soldiers in Lebanon, an explosion from an Israeli air strike that killed a Lebanese soldier, a demonstration following yesterday’s attack that killed civilians in Qana, Lebanon. [Secretary of State Condoleezza RICE – speaks of achieving an urgent cease-fire and a lasting settlement this week.] Support from the Israeli public for the government’s hard-line position discussed.

(Studio: Bob Schieffer) The flight of civilians from southern Lebanon during the pause in the bombing noted.

(Beirut: Lee Cowan) The anger over the Qana attack featured; scenes shown of grieving people, children’s bodies, angry demonstrations in Tehran, Iran, & in Iraq; details given of increased support for Hizballah, criticism of Israel from Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak and the call for a cease-fire from Iraqi cleric Muqtada al-Sadr.

(Studio: Bob Schieffer) Report introduced.

(White House: Jim Axelrod) The White House position on a cease-fire in the aftermath of Qana featured. [From Fox’s “Your World with Neil Cavuto,” President BUSH – says stopping for the sake of stopping won’t address the root cause of the problem.] [Today in Miami, BUSH – outlines conditions for a cease-fire.] [Senator Chuck HAGEL†- says Bush must call for an immediate cease-fire.]

Schieffer, Bob;
Alfonsi, Sharyn;
Cowan, Lee;
Axelrod, Jim

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