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Middle East / Israel and Lebanon / Violence / Cease-Fire #903569

FNC Evening News for Friday, Aug 18, 2006
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(Studio: Trace Gallagher) The day’s developments in the cease-fire between Israel and Hizballah in Lebanon reviewed; details given on the Lebanese army’s symbolic patrol over the southern border.

(Beirut, Lebanon: Dana Lewis) Lebanon’s deployment of troops to the south, mass funerals for Lebanese civilians killed by Israeli air strikes, and the holding cease-fire reported; casualties statistics cited; scenes shown of the funerals, celebrations, and damage from bombings. [U.N. humanitarian coordinator David SHEARER†- comments on the number of displaced families and damaged buildings.]

(Studio: Trace Gallagher) Hizballah’s cash compensation given to Lebanese civilians whose homes were damaged, President Bush’s claim that the world will see Hizballah as the “loser,” the Palestinian militant killed by Israeli troops near the Gaza border, Monday’s kidnapping of Fox News correspondent Steve Centanni and cameraman Olaf Wiig, noted; scenes of Palestinians removing the dead body and pictures of the journalists shown. [At Camp David, BUSH – comments on Hizballah’s victory claims; says Hizballah is a force of instability.] [Wiig’s wife Anita McNAUGHT†- comments on the kidnapping.]

Gallagher, Trace;
Lewis, Dana

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