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A blog on the current crises in the Middle East and news accounts unpublished by the US press.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).

Thursday, January 01, 2009

January 1 2009 in Gaza

22:11 Day of Anger, Israel calls out police in force to "maintain calm" on Friday in Jerusalem as demonstrations planned.

21:38 Turkish Premier Erdogan calls for immediate ceasefire

21:36 Hama proclaims "Day of Anger" against Israel for Friday

19:48 Israel allows 400 foreigners to leave the Gaza Strip.

19:43 Hanegbi: "Ground offensive imminent": Israeli Parliamentary Speaker Tzahi Hanegbi says ground invasion imminent

19:42 UN release death toll, 410 dead 1,850 wounded.

18:57 Hamas sends SMS messages to Israelis in southern Israel: "You'll pay dearly"

18:42 Egitto criticizes Hamas: Rockets perfect excuse for Israeli aggression

18:40 Gaza, Greece dispatches two aircraft with 28 tons of medical supplies

18:38 Haaretz, Israeli military wants ground invasion
18:22 Livni: "Israeli offensive to continue indefinitely"

18:17 Hamas calls for protests in Jerusalem and the West Bank

18:04 Iran, students ready to volunteer to help Hamas

17:50 Labour Party climbs in Israeli opinion polls: 5 more seats in the Knesset if elections held today

17:47 71% of Israelis want offensive to continue

17:05 Hamas denies having agreed to a truce

17:04 Gaza, Tel Aviv readies shelters.

16:19 Livni tells Sarkozy there will be no humanitarian truce [She liked the champagne, not the conversation--Nur]

15:29 Hamas confirms death of Nizar Rayyan and swears revenge

13:59 Nizar Rayyan killed in raid.

13:51 Hamas agrees to EU-brokered ceasefire if conditional

13:39 Livni arrives in Paris

12:47 EU, Czech President Mirek Topolanek announces EU mission to the Middle East
12:22 Olmert: "We do not want a long war"

11:49 Haniyeh: "Israel must cease fire and open border crossings"

11:46 Hamas rockets hit Ashdod

11:27 Hamas claims rocket attack on Israeli military base

10:40 400 Palestinian victims in six days

10:26 Israele permits foreign press to enter Gaza limited to a pool of 8 reporters

10:00 Abu Mazen: "Gaza attack amounts to aggression against all Palestinians"

09:59 UN: "Alarming humanitarian situation"

09:25 Israel: "Ground incursion ready"

09:14 Gaza, public buildings bombed, Transport and Education ministries hit

09:14 Rockets hit Beer Sheva (Neghev)

09:13 Livni to hold talks with Sarkozy in Paris today

09:11 4 overnight Israeli air strikes, 4 dead, 40 wounded


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