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A blog on the current crises in the Middle East and news accounts unpublished by the US press.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

Saturday, January 10, 2009

January 10, 2009 in Gaza

21:10 Meshaal demands Israel end offensive.

21:08 Florence, Italy: Protesters lob flares and firecrackers at US consulate
21:07 Israel claims it has killed 550 Palestinian militants during offensive

20:50 Benin: High animist priest Dah Aligbonon prays for peace

20:43 Scandinavia: 10 thousand protest Israel offensive

20:27 Human Rights Watch: "Israel using white phosphorus, banned by Geneva Treaty in 1980, in residential areas"

20:08 Ahmadinejad lashes out at the UN: "Decisions partial and callous"

19:42 Israeli claims total of 300 Hamas militants killed

19:33 Thousand protests Gaza operation throughout France: Lyon (5,000), Marseille and Nantes (4,000 each), Paris (30,000), Toulouse, Nice and Perpignan

19:25 Israeli Army denies wiping out family of 9 in Jebalya

19:23 Israeli TV reports that a Palestinian suicide bombing was thwarted by Israeli troops in the northern Gaza Strip

19:01 Israeli official says Hamas militants are exhausted

18:35 Protesters burn Israeli flag in Turin

18:28 Rome: Jewish merchants' stores defaced by Nazi slogans .

18:21 Italian FM Frattini: "Israel agrees to international buffer force between Egypt and Gaza"

18:19 Milan: Muslims conduct outdoor prayers in Duca d'Aosta Square in front of central railway station.

17:48 Spouses of Arab leaders protest Gaza offensive: Emine Erdogan, Queen Rania of Jordan, Asma al Assad and Wafa Suleiman.

17:42 Thousands protest Gaza massacre in Paris, Duisburg, London, Milan, Venice and Nabatiyeh, Lebanon

17:11 Furious firing around Gaza City

17:05 Amir Mansi killed in Israeli air strike

17:04 Israeli artillery fires at Gaza City during during truce 3-hour truce

16:52 Israele denies having fired at UN convoy, blames Hamas

16:06 4 said to be wounded by rockets fired at Ashkelon

14:54 Hamas says no to international observers in Gaza

14:44 Shams Omar, a leader of the al-Quds Brigades, killed in Israel airstrike

14:41 Latest casualty count: 821 Palestinians dead, of whom 235 are children

14:25 Israel drops leaflets over Gaza strip saying it will expand operations.

13:43 Egypt wants forces loyal to the Palestinian Authority along to patrol Egyptian fronier

12:53 Egypt does not want international force along its border

12:01 Israeli tank kills family of 8 in Jabaliya

11:33 Israel claims 15 Hamas militants killed in nighttime air strikes

11:11 Israel confirims suspension of operations for three hours today

11:10 Ashdod, 5 said to be injured by Hamas rocket

11:05 Mahmoud Abbas: "Israel and Hamas must accept Egyptian plan"

10:40 Times of London: "The plan is return the Palestinian Authority to Gaza"

10:25 Al Qaeda in Iraq: "Hit US and Israeli targets"

10:11 Mahmoud Abbas: : "I shall ask for an international force in the Gaza Strip"

09:55 Israel bombs Gaza Strip hospital

09:48 Hamas delegation in Cairo for talks with Omar Suleiman, chief of Egyptian intelligence

08:47 Hàaretz reports that the US is dispatching container ship full of arms to Israel but that it has nothing to do with recent operations in Gaza.

08:46 Hamas: "Rockets hit Tel Nof Air Base, 27 from Tel Aviv"

08:21 Livni: "We do not know when Operation Hardened Lead will end"

08:16 Hamas fires rockets at

08:13 Israel Army on the outskirts of Gaza City

08:12 Beijing dispatches envoy Sun Bigan to Egypt, Israeli and the West Bank

08:10 UN agencies announce resumption of work


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