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Middle East / Israel & Lebanon / Violence / Peace Plan #839348

NBC Evening News for Monday, Aug 07, 2006
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(Studio: Brian Williams) The latest developments in the Middle East crisis reviewed; death toll cited.

(Tyre, Lebanon: Richard Engel) The situation in south Lebanon as fighting continues between Israel & Hizballah featured; scenes shown of the chaos following an Israeli air strike in Beirut, aid workers handing supplies across the Litani River after the last bridge was bombed; details given of Hizballah’s deliveries of food, water & medicine to civilians; Hizballah’s funding from Iran cited. [Beirut RESIDENT – questions why this is happening.] [Doctors Without Borders Bart RIJS†- comments on bringing in supplies despite a curfew.] Hizballah’s threat against journalists noted.

(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.

(Haifa, Israel: Martin Fletcher) Israel’s warning there will be an escalated war if there is no international agreement to stop the fighting soon featured; scenes shown of Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert touring the front lines; Israeli army video shown. [OLMERT – says we are going to win this war.] [Israeli army Gen. Yossi KUPPERWASSER†- says crushing Hizballah is not like ordering a pizza.] The Lebanese government’s call-up of reservists to replace Israeli soldiers when they leave Lebanon noted.

(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.

(Washington: David Gregory) The diplomatic efforts to stop the fighting featured; details given of opposition to US terms from Lebanon & Hizballah. [President BUSH†- says everyone wants the violence to stop.] [Arab League U.N. observer Yahya MAHMASSANI†- opposes Israeli troops on Lebanese soil.] [Terrorism analyst Daniel BENJAMIN†- questions whether Hizballah will see that its future is as a political party.]

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

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