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A blog on the current crises in the Middle East and news accounts unpublished by the US press.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

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

January 13, 2009 in Gaza

19:55 Qatar conference tomorrow

19:54 Hamas says it has certain objections regarding implementation of truce

19:02 EU Parliament debates Gaza situation

18:57 Israel says Palestinians using weapons with white phosphorus

18:49 White House skeptical on acceptance of truce by Hamas

18:43 Italian Red Cross to send aid to Gaza

18:38 Assad: Isareli offensive spreading extremism

18:33 Ban Ki-moon in Jordan for talks with King Abdallah

18:25 Diplomatic sources say Egypt is expecting a reply from Israel on truce

18:23 Hamas says it has not accepted Egyptian-brokered truce

18:13 Hamas says Israel will withdraw troops as part of truce

18:12 Spanish FM Miguel Angel Moratinos denies that Hamas has accepted truce

17:41 Czech FM Karel Schwarzenberg rejects idea of direct contacts with Hamas

17:34 Hamas says divergences remain concerning truce

17:31 Spain confirms that Hamas has accepted truce

16:51 Italian FM Frattini to personally escort Italian assistance to Gaza.

16:49 Save the Children: Authorized assistance totally insufficient

16:47 More than 300 children killed in Israeli offensive

16:45 Osservatore Romano: "Humanitarian situation in Gaza dire"

16:43 Israel. No confirmation of release of kidnapped soldier Gilad Shalit

16:41 Italian FM Frattini to leave for Gaza on Sunday

16:29 EU President: "More humanitarian assistance needed"

16:25 Israeli robocalls in Lebanon: "Remember what happened to you in 1982"

16:22 Anti-tank rockets launched at Israeli tanks; 7 Israeli soldiers wounded

16:12 Bolivia breaks diplomatic relations with Israel

16:02 Israel shows signs of accepting ceasefire.

16:00 Lebanon. Dynamite booby-trap set in El Hebbariye for UNIFIL troops

15:49 Palestinian sources say 4,500 are wounded

15:17 Egyptian source says Hamas has accepted truce.

15:07 Human rights groups in Israel criticize Tsahal for jeopardizing civilians

14:41 German FM Frank Walter Steinmeier returns to Middle East

14:38 Egypt to inform Israel of Hamas' decision on truce

14:13 Red Cross: "Desperate situation in Gaza

13:13 Qassam rockets fired at southern Israel. No damage or casualties

13:02 Israeli troops fire at white flag in village of Khuza.

12:47 Lebanese government condemns launch of rockets at Israel

12:43 Israeli F-16's bomb Gaza's cemetery

12:38 Italy's Enel donates two 30-kvA generators to Gaza

12:19 Ahmed Abul Gheit: Israel's use of weapons a scandal"

12:09 Ban Ki-Moon: "Israel has used excessive force"

12:08 UNIFIL troops find additional unlaunched rockets

12:05 European Parliament calls for immediate truce

11:53 Osama Bin Laden calls for jihad in 22-minutes message

11:36 Ban Ki-Moon repeats request for immediate ceasefire.

11:32 Czech leader Topolanek calls Turkey an "Arab country"

11:11 Unifil: "At least 3 rockets fired at Isarel"

11:08 Spanish FM Miguel Angel Moratinos optimistic on truce

10:34 Iran, Khamenei issues fatwa against buying Israeli products

10:23 The Guardian writes that Israel may face UN tribunal.

10:16 Egypt asks Hamas to accept 1-year truce

09:59 Tunisia will not attend summit in Doha

09:57 Haaretz reports Barak and Livni want a truce, Olmert no.

09:54 Hamas fires mortars and rockets at Israel

09:53 Israel prevents Iranian ship carrying 2,000 tons of food and medicine from docking in Gaza

09:32 Israel demands Lebanon prevent rocket attacks

09:13 Israel strikes 60 targets during the night

09:10 Egypt and Saudi Arabia will not attend Qatar Summit

09:07 Ban Ki-Moon in Cairo for talks with Mubarak

08:21 Blair: "Next 48-72 hours are crucial"

08:20 The Speaker of the UN General Assembly, Miguel D'Escoto, convenes session tomorrow to discuss Gaza.

08:19 Battles during the night

08:14 Gaza death toll 975

08:12 Three rockets fired at Israel from Lebanon


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