FNC Evening News for Monday, Jul 31, 2006
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(Israel-Lebanon border: Jennifer Griffin) Israel’s security cabinet agreeing to expand its ground operation into south Lebanon reported; details given on more Israeli troops preparing to cross the border, and Israel’s assertion that there will be no ceasefire until its kidnapped soldiers are returned. [Israeli northern command deputy CHIEF - says we’re going much further into Lebanon.]
(Studio: Shepard Smith) Scenes shown of U.N. workers and journalists helping civilians in Bint Jbeil to safety.
(Beirut: Jonathan Hunt) New talks on the crisis involving Iran, Syria, Lebanon, and France reported; Israel resuming air strikes less than 12 hours into its tentatively promised 48 hour cessation of air strikes, and apologizing for killing members of Lebanon’s army who were in a vehicle thought to be carrying senior Hizballah officials noted.
(Studio: Shepard Smith) President Bush meeting with Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice after her trip to the Middle East. [Before leaving Jerusalem, RICE- says we can achieve both a ceasefire and a lasting settlement this week.] Interview with President Bush previewed.