This program is about 1 hour long
(Kiryat Shmona: Jennifer Griffin) The situation in Israel and Lebanon featured; details given on the possibility of a ground invasion by Israel, some 300 Americans evacuated from Lebanon with thousands still waiting to get out, and Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert receiving high marks from constituents on his handling of the conflict.
(Beirut, Lebanon: Greg Palkot) Two loud explosions in southern Beirut, Lebanon, noted. Evacuations from Lebanon continuing on cruise ships and military helicopters heading for Cyprus reported; details given on plans to evacuate more people tomorrow; scenes shown of evacuees.
(Kiryat Shmona, Israel: Shepard Smith) Hundreds of French citizens now safe in Cyprus trying to get flights home noted; scenes shown of the crowd at the airport.
(White House: Bret Baier) The reasoning behind President Bush’s administration not yet asking for a cease-fire examined. [BUSH – says the root cause of the problem is Hizballah, and Syria needs to stop supporting it.] [Egyptian Foreign Minister Ahmed Aboul GHEIT- asks for a full cease-fire as soon as possible.] [Secretary of State Condoleezza RICE- says we’ll ask for a cease-fire when conditions are “conducive.”
(Kiryat Shmona, Israel: Shepard Smith) The conflict’s effect on oil prices noted.
(No location given: Shepard Smith) Taped interview held with the family of a kidnapped Israeli soldier. [Soldier’s father Shlomo GOLDWASSER, wife Karnit GOLDWASSER- ask for some sign he is alive; say it’s difficult, but they have to go on.]
(Fox Weather Center: Rick Reichmuth) The path of Tropical Storm Beryl tracked; national forecast noted; weather maps and data shown on screen.
(Gaza City: David Lee Miller) A brigade of Palestinian women vowing to fight for their territory featured; details given on the group, which is largely symbolic; scenes shown of the women.
(Kiryat Shmona, Israel: Shepard Smith) Israel now estimating that Hizballah has some 13,000 Katyusha rockets in their arsenal noted.
(Haifa, Israel: Amy Kellogg) More attacks today on Haifa reported; details given on the belief that Hizballah is targeting oil and petrochemical refineries in the city; scenes shown from Haifa during and after attacks.
(Kiryat Shmona, Israel: Shepard Smith) Footage shown where rockets can be heard exploding during Fox reporter Bill Hemmer’s earlier “Fox News Live” segment.
(United Nations: Reena Ninan) U.N. Secretary General Kofi Annan asserting that Lebanon needs a stronger peacekeeping force noted. [ANNAN- says the international community needs to take concrete action.] [US Ambassador to the U.N. John BOLTON- says we first need to know what the overall military and political resolution will be.]
(Washington: Simon Marks) Questions on Iran’s role in the conflict between Israel and Hizballah; details given on Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert accusing Iran of inspiring Hizballah to kidnap Israeli soldiers, and Iran’s response that no part of Israel is safe from Iran; scenes shown of anti-Israel demonstrations in Iran. [MAN – says this has nothing to do with Iran.]
(Washington: Steve Centanni) Attacks on civilians in Iraq featured; details given on a bombing killing 53 people near a Shiite shrine in Kufa, and a siege in a crowded marketplace near Baghdad; scenes shown from the site of the Kufa attack. Iraqi forces killing the terror leader who was wanted for the murder of 2 US soldiers, and the arrest of 3 suspects wanted in the July 1 bombing on Sadr City noted.
(Washington: Major Garrett) The Senate passing a bill to expand funding for stem cell research, which President Bush is expected to veto, reported; details given on Bush’s objection to the destruction of embryos. [Senator Gordon SMITH- appeals to Bush to pass the bill.] [White House Press Secretary Tony SNOW- says Bush feels honor-bound to veto the bill.] [Parent of children born from adopted embryos Maura DANIEL, Christopher Reeve Foundation Cody UNSER- comment.]
(Misgav Am, Israel: Jennifer Griffin) A look at the situation on the front lines of the conflict between Israel and Hizballah along the Israel-Lebanon border presented; scenes shown from a bunker with the Israeli army, who are firing over the border.