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A blog on the current crises in the Middle East and news accounts unpublished by the US press.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

Sunday, January 11, 2009

January 11, 2009 in Gaza

Gaza live bloggers:

Moments of Gaza
From Gaza with Love
In Gaza
A Mother from Gaza

18:15 Anti-Israel demonstrators clash with police in Brussels as 20,00 protest Gaza operations

17:39 Potshots fired at Israeli troops in Golan Heights from Syrian side

17:28 Israeli air strikes hit Egyptian Refah, five wounded

16:40 Turkish delegation led by Ahmed Davutoglu meeting with Hamas in Cairo

15:52 EU parliamentary delegation: "Hundreds of children sheltering in UNRWA school"

15:23 EU parliamentary delegation returns to Egypt, report UNRWA school damaged

14:29 UE parliamentary delegation enters Gaza Strip in UNRWA minivan.

13:23 Obama says he will concentrate on Middle East crisis as soon as he takes office

12:56 Israeli Defense Vice Minister Matan Vilnai: Gaza operation winding down

11:46 Israel exerts pressure on Egypt to stop contraband; Haaretz reports that Israeli military action will continue in Gaza to put pressure on Hosni Mubarak". [Israelis playing with fire...]

11:34 Israeli military claims it killed 12 militants a Gaza City's Sheikh Ajleen quarter.

11:31 Rockets fired at Beer Sheva and Netivot, but schools open

11:19 Palestinian death toll is 878 in Operation Hardened Lead

11:07 British Jews urges Israel to end Gaza operation

11:00 Israeli General Yoav Galant says Gaza operations must be widened
10:34 Olmert, "We were forced into offensive on Gaza"

10:30 Olmert says Israel has nearly reached all its aims

10:21 Saudi fighter named Abu Muhammed al-Mari said to be killed by Israelis in Gaza

10:00 Israeli tanks advance in southern Gaza City

09:30 EU parliamentary delegation prevented from crossing into the Gaza Strip at Rafah

09:22 Israeli artillery pounds Beith Lahiya, killing 5 civilians

09:16 Israel demands that Egyptian forces prevent arms from reaching Gaza [the desire to help their Arab brothers must be overwhelming--Nur].

09:15 Israel says 60 targets hit during the night

09:00 Israeli tanks in the Sheik Ajlin district of Gaza City as Israeli artillery pounds the Tall al Hawa quarter. Hamas militants have mined the streets.


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