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Middle East / Israel and Lebanon / Violence #859918

FNC Evening News for Monday, Jul 17, 2006
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(Israel-Lebanon border: Shepard Smith) Report introduced.

(Haifa, Israel: Amy Kellogg) Israel and Hizballah continuing the exchange of missile fire over the Israel-Lebanon border featured; details given on Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert trying to rally support for the fight, and Israel’s defense minister calling up more military units; scenes shown of Israeli forces blasting one of Hizballah’s apparently Iranian-made long-range missiles, and a neighborhood in Haifa, Israel after a rocket attack.

(Larnaca, Cyprus: Dana Lewis) Efforts to evacuate Lebanon featured; details given on various embassies renting cruise ships to ferry their citizens to Cyprus, as well as using US military helicopters to fly people out; scenes shown of a ship load of evacuees debarking in Larnaca, Cyprus.

(United Nations: Reena Ninan) Leaders calling on the U.N. to send peacekeepers to the Middle East reported; scenes shown of U.N. Secretary General Kofi Annan and British Prime Minister Tony Blair meeting with leaders in Beirut. [US Ambassador to the U.N. John BOLTON†- asks what the peacekeepers would be able to do against Hizballah.]

Smith, Shepard;
Kellogg, Amy;
Lewis, Dana;
Ninan, Reena

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