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Middle East / Israel and Lebanon / Violence #859279

FNC Evening News for Friday, Jul 14, 2006
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(Studio: Shepard Smith) Israel’s attempt to kill the head of Hizballah, more Israeli air strikes in Lebanon, and Hizballah militants firing rockets in retaliation reported.

(Kiryat Shmone, Israel: Jennifer Griffin) The escalation of violence between Israel and Lebanon featured; details given on Syria’s statement in support of Hizballah, Hizballah hitting an Israeli warship with an unmanned drone plane, and 4 Israeli soldiers now missing from the ship; scenes shown of the burning ship, and the destroyed home and office of Hizballah leader Hassan Nasrallah. [Voice of NASRALLAH†- says Hizballah is ready for open war.]

(Studio: Shepard Smith) Concerns that a breach in the Gaza-Egypt border will allow Palestinian militants to smuggle kidnapped Israeli soldiers into Egypt noted; scenes shown from the border.

(Studio: Shepard Smith) Scenes shown of thousands of Iraqis demonstrating in support of Lebanon. President Bush’s refusal of Lebanon’s request to ask Israel for a cease-fire noted.

(Studio: Shepard Smith) The U.N. Security council holding an emergency meeting on the Middle East situation introduced. [US Ambassador to the U.N. John BOLTON†- says all parties in the region need to accept responsibility for maintaining security.]

(United Nations: Reena Ninan) Proceedings in today’s hearing reviewed. [Israeli Ambassador to the U.N. Dan GILLERMAN†- says we are doing the right thing and Lebanon will benefit if we succeed.]

Smith, Shepard;
Griffin, Jennifer;
Ninan, Reena

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