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Middle East / Israelis and Lebanon / Violence / Gaza #859183

FNC Evening News for Thursday, Jul 13, 2006
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(Studio: Shepard Smith) Israel’s assault on Lebanon, which is firing rockets and missiles in retaliation, introduced.

(Jerusalem: Jennifer Griffin) Attacks from both sides of the Israel-Lebanon border featured; details given on an Iranian-made missile and rockets fired from Lebanon, Israel bombing Beirut’s airport and roads, Prime Minister Ehud Olmert’s order to target every Hizballah location, and Israel’s goal of forcing the release of soldiers who were taken hostage; scenes shown from Haifa, Israel, where the missile hit, and Nahariyah, Israel, which was hit with rockets.

(Gaza City: David Lee Miller) Hamas claiming that it has fired rockets into Israel from Gaza reported; details reviewed of Israel’s attack last night on the Palestinian foreign ministry building; scenes shown of Palestinian Foreign Minister Mahmoud Zahar touring the damage. The Red Cross warning of a possible humanitarian crisis noted. [Gaza resident Mark RASHED†- says there’s no power, no water, and no food coming in.]

(Studio: Shepard Smith) Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas calling for an end to the war, and Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad criticizing Israel and its allies noted.

(Rostock, Germany: Bret Baier) President Bush and Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice’s reactions to the violent escalations reviewed. [BUSH – says Lebanese democracy is an important foundation for peace.] [RICE†- says Syria and Iran have been encouraging Hizballah.]

(Studio: Shepard Smith) Uncertainty in the Middle East pushing up gas and oil prices noted.

Smith, Shepard;
Griffin, Jennifer;
Miller, David Lee;
Baier, Bret

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