Nur al-Cubicle

A blog on the current crises in the Middle East and news accounts unpublished by the US press. Daily timeline of events in Iraq as collected from stories and dispatches in the French and Italian media: Le Monde (Paris), Il Corriere della Sera (Milan), La Repubblica (Rome), L'Orient-Le Jour (Beirut) and occasionally from El Mundo (Madrid).

Friday, January 16, 2009

January 16, 2009 in Gaza

19:34 Israeli Army to remain in Gaza after ceasefire called

19:29 Ban Ki-Moon arrives in Ankara for ceasefire talks

19:27 10 dead in Israeli air strike on residence in Choujaiya.

19:20 Moroccan ulema order electronic Jihad against Israeli web sites and businesses

19:18 Strong condemnation of Israel at Doha summit

18:56 Haaretz: "Israeli government voting on unilateral ceasefire.

18:55 Israel considering unilateral ceasefire in Gaza

18:31 Qatar orders Israeli trade delegation to leave country

18:24 Summit to take place between Mubarak, Olmert and Abu Mazen

18:06 Ban Ki-moon in Ankara for ceasefire talks

18:03 Israelis bomb residence, killing 5 girls

17:42 Ahmadinejad: "Israel should be brought to justice"

17:39 Bolivia to bring legal action against Israel at the Hague.

17:34 Doctors Without Borders: "Never so many dead in so short a time", including Somalia, Eastern Kivu, Sri Lanka and Darfur.

17:15 Rice: "Ceasefire will be agreed very shortly"

17:08 Washington: Rice - Livni agreement

17:01 Israel forces leave center of Gaza City

17:00 UNICEF Italy: "Access to Gaza must be guaranteed"

16:49 Erdogan: "Israel should be banished from the UN"

16:36 Thousands of Israeli Arabs protest the war in Arara in southern Israel.

16:15 USA and Israel sign memorandum on ceasefire

16:09 Qatar and Mauritania freeze relations with Israel.

15:45 Assad urges Arab leaders to end relations with Israel.

15:36 Ahmadinejad: "The world is dominated by Israeli thinking"

15:27 Father Pierbattista Pizzaballa, the Custodian for the Holy Land, urges that assistance be given to Gaza.

15:08 Angry crowd participates in funeral for Said Siam, termed a "martyr".

14:59 Hamas returns to Cairo, after the Israeli negotiator, Gilad, departs

14:38 Abu Mazen travels to Amman and to Cairo

14:33 Assad: "What was taken away from Gaza by force will be returned to Gaza by force"

14:25 Cairo, Israeli envoy leaves with no formal truce agreement

14:24 Assad: "Israel is a pernicious form of contemporary Nazism.

14:14 Turkish PM Erdogan: "Ceasefire initiative ready"

14:13 Catholic charity Caritas Italiana concerning by lack of space in Gaza

14:03 Assad: "2002 Arab peace initiative is dead"

13:51 Gaza: Father Manuel Musallam says Israeli offensive is a crime against humanity.

13:50 Syrian President Assad urges Arab countries to close down Israeli embassies

13:38 Rockets launched at Ashdod and Kiryat Gat (Neghev).

13:32 Meshaal: "Israel responsible for death and destruction"

13:29 Vatican: "Iran must work for peace in the Middle East"

13:17 Sarkozy: "The Israeli operation in Gaza will do nothing for Israeli security"

13:10 Meshaal: "Hamas will not accept conditions set by Israel

12:59 Thousands expected in Assisi tomorrow to show solidarity with Gazawis.

12:37 Hebron, demonstrator protesting Gaza incursion is shot dead by Israelis

12:36 Amnesty International demands inquiry into bombing of UNRWA offices

12:35 Ahmadinejad in Doha for Arab summit

12:29 Moscow restarts peace conference initiative

12:11 Hamas (Khaled Meshaal) and Islamic Jihad (Ramadan Shalah) leaders in Qatar for Arab summit

11:58 Hamas delegation expected in Cairo

11:20 Ban Ki-Moon calls on Israel to suspend Gaza operations

10:59 Ban Ki-Moon: "Truce very close"

10:43 Rockets launched in direction of the Neghev.

10:35 Ban Ki-Moon in Ramallah for talks with Abu Mazen

10:22 Death toll update: 1,133 dead

10:15 Russia asks Syria and Iran to put pressure on Hamas

10:12 Hamas chief in Doha for summit of Arab leaders

09:47 Israel rejects Hamas' conditions for truce

09:43 Italian Defense Minister La Russa does not exclude international contingent in Gaza

09:34 Israeli Military: "70% of tunnels to Egypt destroyed"

09:32 78% of Israelis support offensive

09:30 23 bodies recovered from ruins of bombings by Israel

09:28 Dissent in Israeli government over Egyptian truce proposal

09:26 Israel forbids Friday prayers for Muslims

09:24 Israeli negotiator Amos Gilad returns to Cairo today

09:18 Blair optimistic: "A truce is now possible"

09:17 Rice: "US working on arriving at an agreement with Israel"

09:11 Olmert spokesman: "Gaza offensive in final phase"

08:11 Hamas proposes one-year truce to Israel

08:10 Al Jazeera: Israel carried out nocturnal raids and air strikes

08:07 Gaza: more than 1100 Palestinians killed, 5130 wounded


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