The Morning Call, Wednesday, July 26, 2006
Story (with photos) by Tracy Jordan provides account of sisters, Theresa and Jessica Bassil, from Easton, who escaped war-torn Lebanon. Theresa is a sophomore at DeSales. Jessica attends Notre Dame High School. The sisters, who are Lebanese, were vacationing with family in a village about an hour's drive north of Beirut, Lebanon, when the Israel-Hezbollah conflict erupted. They were to stay in Lebanon until Aug. 5, but when the fighting escalated, they were evacuated to Cyprus, then flown to London and finally to Newark, before returning to their Easton home on Tues., July 25.
Note: Related stories appeared in The Morning Call (Tracy Jordan) on Tues., July 25 and in The Express-Times (Precious Petty) on Wed., July 26.
Press Release: From the chaos of war to the comforts of home | Posted on: 7/26/2006
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