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Middle East / Israel and Lebanon / Violence / Gaza #859816

FNC Evening News for Sunday, Jul 16, 2006
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(Studio: Trace Gallagher) Israel launching a fresh round of air strikes on Lebanon after Hizballah’s attack on Haifa reported; details given on other attacks and retaliation from both sides; scenes shown from Beirut.

(Gaza City: David Lee Miller) Another Israeli air strike on the Palestinian foreign ministry building reported; details given on at least 2 people injured, Israel’s demand for the return of kidnapped soldiers, and Palestinian Foreign Minister Mahmoud Zahar’s condemnation of Israeli military action on Lebanon; scenes shown from the site.

(Kiryat Shmona, Israel: Jennifer Griffin) Israel firing more missiles deep into Lebanon reported; details given on Israel’s announcement of the launch of its multi-range missile system {MLRS}, Hizballah’s assertion that all of Israel is now in it sights for attack, and Israel’s attempt to shell a relay station for Hizballah television that resulted in hitting a house; scenes shown of the empty streets of Kiryat Shmona.

(Studio: Trace Gallagher) Hizballah’s statement that the attack on Haifa yesterday is “just the beginning” noted.

(Haifa, Israel: Amy Kellogg) Speculation that Iran may be involved in Hizballah’s attacks in hopes of using it as a bargaining chip in upcoming nuclear negotiations noted; details given on Hizballah’s rocket attack on Haifa, which killed 8 people, and the threat to attack oil refineries. [Hizballah leader Hassan NASRALLAH†- {through translator} says the petrochemical refineries are within our range.]

(Washington: Julie Kirtz) Marines in Cyprus and Beirut setting the stage for what will likely be a full-scale evacuation of Americans from Lebanon reported; details given on plans to fly Americans to Cyprus to get commercial flights out since Beirut’s roads and airport are out of commission; map shown. [Voice of American in Beirut Patricia RABIL†- says we can’t contact the US Embassy and can’t travel.]

(Studio: Trace Gallagher) Leaders at the G8 Summit in St. Petersburg, Russia, calling for an immediate end to the violence introduced. [President BUSH – says the international community must address the situation.]

(St. Petersburg, Russia: Bret Baier) A group statement from G8 leaders condemning extremist groups and calling for the return of captured soldiers noted; scenes shown of G8 meetings. [BUSH – says the root causes of instability are becoming clear.] [Secretary of State Condoleezza RICE†- comments.]

Gallagher, Trace;
Miller, David Lee;
Griffin, Jennifer;
Kellogg, Amy;
Kirtz, Julie;
Baier, Bret

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