American in Lebanon Hoping For Rescue from War Zone - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

7/19/06

American in Lebanon Hoping For Rescue from War Zone

One American wants to come to Lubbock, but she is still stuck in Lebanon.  NewsChannel 11 continues to follow the story of Namet Beydoun.  We spoke with her again Wednesday afternoon.  She has yet to receive any evacuation instructions from the American embassy. Namet lives south of Beirut, near the port city of Sidon. All roads to Beirut, the point of evacuation, have been cut off by Hezbollah fighters.

Wednesday was another day of bombings and no sleep for Namet.  Wednesday morning, Namet's mother Terri Beydoun was unable to reach her daughter, and we couldn't either. Terri was obviously very worried, but she did get a hold of Namet Wednesday afternoon.  We spoke with Namet around 1:30 p.m.  That's 9:30 p.m. her time.  Namet told us it was quiet then, but the noise of plains and bombs usually starts around midnight. 

Namet tells us she is not alone. She says there are around 20 Americans in her area, and none of them have received any word from the American Embassy about a rescue.  "They keep telling us that they will find a plan; they will find a plan, but I don't see anything. It's not only me. It's the whole neighborhood.  I mean all the neighbors, the American neighbors that I know, we haven't heard a word," said Namet. 

Namet continues to hold onto her faith that everything will be alright. She thanks everyone for their prayers and asks them to keep praying for everyone trapped in Lebanon. 

According to the U.S. Embassy in Beirut's website, they've scheduled operations to bus Americans out of the south, starting Wednesday, but as we told you Namet has not heard anything about that.

The Embassy urges relatives and friends in the U.S. to register loved ones still in Lebanon with the State Department by calling 1-888-407-4747.  The State Department says registration is essential to keep in contact with those who want to leave the country, and Namet's mother tells us she had registered her daughter.

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