FNC Evening News for Tuesday, Aug 08, 2006
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(Jerusalem: Dan Springer) The IDF’s confirmation that shells fired from an Israeli gunboat hit a Palestinian refugee camp outside Sidon, Lebanon, Israeli Prime Minster Ehud Olmert’s statement that Lebanon’s proposal to send troops to the Lebanese border as part of a cease-fire agreement is an “interesting idea,” and an update on the latest Israeli strikes on Hizballah reviewed; details given on Lebanon’s hesitation to attack Hizballah for fear of another civil war; an IDF video of a Hizballah building exploding shown. [Former adviser to Ariel Sharon Dore GOLD- questions whether Lebanon has the political will to dismantle Hizballah.] The debate over which forces would join Lebanon’s army after a cease-fire agreement noted.
(Studio: Brigitte Quinn) The international committee of the Red Cross’s relief efforts in Al Qasmiyeh, Lebanon, the Israeli government’s decision to pay residents on the border to leave, and the Anti-Defamation League’s criticism of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez for comparing Israel to Hitler reported; scenes shown of humanitarian workers forming a human chain and damaged buildings and cars in Maalot, Israel.
(New York City: Todd Connor) Reuters’ withdrawal of Lebanese photographer Adnan Hajj’s doctored photos and bloggers’ concerns over other possibly staged photos reviewed; doctored and suspected photos shown; Reuters statement quoted on screen. [“Ace of Spades HQ” BLOGGER – comments.]