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Middle East / Israel and Lebanon / Violence / Cease-Fire #903082

FNC Evening News for Monday, Aug 14, 2006
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(Beirut, Lebanon: Shepard Smith) The U.N. cease-fire in effect between Israel and Lebanon reported; details given on some Israeli evacuees’ refusal to return home and the return of some Israeli troops from Lebanon noted; scenes shown of Israelis in a shelter.

(Israel-Lebanon border: Jennifer Griffin) Israel’s cautious optimism following the cease-fire reviewed; details given on Israel’s plans to return control of sectors south of the Litani River to Lebanese armed forces and fears of future conflicts with Hizballah; scenes shown of cannons firing and Israeli soldiers returning from Lebanon. [Israeli Prime Minister Ehud OLMERT†- {thru translator} – outlines Israel’s gains.] Former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon’s worsening health updated.

(Beirut, Lebanon: Shepard Smith) The displaced Lebanese civilians’ return to their homes noted; scenes shown from Al-Qasmiyeh, Lebanon.

(Beirut: Jonathan Hunt) Hizballah’s celebratory claims of victory in the war examined; scenes shown of fireworks in Beirut and refugees returning home. [Hizballah leader Hassan NASRALLAH†- {thru translator} claims strategic, historic victory.]

(Beirut, Lebanon: Shepard Smith) The destruction in Beirut noted.

(White House: Bret Baier) President Bush’s assessment of the Middle East conflict, hopes that the cease-fire will hold, and the responsibility placed on Iran and Syria for supporting Hizballah reviewed. [At the State Department, BUSH – says Hizballah suffered a defeat and must disarm.]

Smith, Shepard;
Griffin, Jennifer;
Hunt, Jonathan;
Baier, Bret

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