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Middle East / Israel and Lebanon / Violence #861141

FNC Evening News for Thursday, Jul 27, 2006
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(Israel-Lebanon border: Shepard Smith) Report introduced.

(Kiryat Shmona, Israel: Mike Tobin) A look at Israel’s ground incursions into Lebanon presented; details given on offensives in Maroun Al-Ras and Bint Jbeil, Lebanon, in the effort to establish a buffer zone along the Lebanese border; scenes shown of soldiers at work in Maroun Al-Ras.

(Israel-Lebanon border: Shepard Smith) The significance of the Lebanese town of Bint Jbeil {Jbail} outlined. [Israeli Army Maj. Michael OREN†- describes the symbolic and strategic importance of Bint Jbeil to both Israel and Lebanon; discusses Israel’s goals in the fight with Hizballah, and the role of the world community in resolving the conflict.]

(Israel-Lebanon border: Shepard Smith) Rescue workers in Tyre, Lebanon, searching for survivors of an Israeli air strike reported; scenes shown rescuers searching through the rubble of a destroyed building. Israel opting to expand attacks on Hizballah through the air rather than on the ground noted; scenes shown from a hospital housing over 1,000 refugees. {NOTE: outgoing fire from Israel audible.]

(Israel-Lebanon border: Shepard Smith) Attacks in Gaza killing 5 Palestinians noted; scenes shown from a hospital.

(Israel-Lebanon border: Shepard Smith) The Israeli air strike that hit a U.N. observer post in Hizballah territory proving to be a precision missile strike noted.

(United Nations: Eric Shawn) The U.N. Security Council passing its statement on the air strike reported; a deleted phrase condemning the attack quoted on screen; an email from Major Paeta Hess-von Kruedener describing the days before the attack that killed him and 3 other U.N. observers quoted. [Chinese Ambassador to U.N. WANG Guangya†- says nearly the whole Security Council condemned the attack.]

Reporter(s):
Smith, Shepard;
Tobin, Mike;
Shawn, Eric
Duration:
00:09:40

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