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Middle East / Israel and Lebanon / Violence #859830

FNC Evening News for Sunday, Jul 16, 2006
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(Studio: Trace Gallagher) Report introduced.

(Kiryat Shmona, Israel: Jennifer Griffin) The latest strikes between Israel and Lebanon reviewed; details given on Israeli strikes targeting Lebanese army bases; scenes of tonight’s strike on Haifa, Israel, and parts of a Hizballah propaganda video shown. [Hizballah leader Hassan NASRALLAH†- {through translator} says Iran is not helping us.]

(Studio: Trace Gallagher) Scenes shown of thousands of Muslims across the world protesting Israel’s attacks on Lebanon. Evidence that the missiles Hizballah is firing into Israel are Iranian or Syrian-made introduced. [Maj. Gen. Udi ADAM†- says Iran and Syria are supporting Hizballah.]

(New York City: Reena Ninan) Iran and Syria’s possible role in Hizballah attacks examined; details given on Katyusha rockets and C-802 missiles indicating support from Iran, as well as financial help. [Fox military analyst Col. David HUNT†- talks about Hizballah’s Katyusha rockets.]

(Studio: Trace Gallagher) Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert’s statement that Hizballah’s attack on Haifa will have “far-reaching consequences” reported; details given on a 2004 U.N. resolution that required Lebanon to disband Hizballah in return for Israel leaving Lebanon. [Former Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin NETANYAHU†- says any government would do at least as much as Israel is doing in this situation.]

(Studio: Trace Gallagher) The turmoil in the Middle East causing a rise in gas and oil prices noted.

(New York City: Rudi Bakhtiar) Lawmakers and pundits weighing in on the conflict in the Middle East reviewed; details given on many agreeing that Israel has a right to defend itself, and some pointing the finger at President Bush’s Middle East policy. [Secretary of State Condoleezza RICE†, Senators George ALLEN†, Christopher DODD†- comment.]

(Studio: Trace Gallagher) Special programming on the Middle East violence previewed.

Gallagher, Trace;
Griffin, Jennifer;
Ninan, Reena;
Bakhtiar, Rudi

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