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A blog on the current crises in the Middle East and news accounts unpublished by the US press.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 15, 2009

January 15, 2007, in Gaza

21:51 4 US and French physicians cross into Gaza at Rafah to treat [3,000] wounded

21:18 Condoleezza Rice phones Olmert to apologize for working on UN resolution.

21:16 Ban Ki-Moon: A few more days needed to work out details on truce.

20:34 Obama says he will work for peace as soon as he is inaugurated.

20:23 EU condemns Israeli attacks on UNRWA

19:51 Meshaal (Hamas): "No truce until Israel withdraws"

19:45 Hamas prepared to accept a one-year truce

19:07 Hamas announces vendetta for slaying of Said Siam

19:01 Usa: Aharon Abramovich expected in Washington

18:56 Islamic Resistance security chief, Salah Abu Shreh, and head of the military wing, Mahmoud Watfah, killed in Israeli raid.

18:55 Italian FM Frattini meets with ambassadors of Arab countries in Rome

18:37 Operation Hardened Lead has caused $1.4 billion in property damage

18:29 Haaretz, reports outgoing US Administration is to sign security memorandum with Israel

18:23 Hamas confirms death of Said Siam in Israeli air strike on his home

18:10 Israel: Hamas Interior Minister Said Siam slain.

18:09 Abu Mazen: "Next few hours crucial for truce"

18:07 Israel reportedly is indecisive on truce.

16:54 Olmert: "Usa proposes agreement to keep Hamas from rearming"

16:51 Egypt, Israel is positive to truce.

16:40 Red Cross: 100 patients and staff trapped in burning hospital in Gaza.

16:24 Hamas rockets fired at Beer Sheva

16:11 Olmert: "Hamas militants were firing from UNRWA building". UN officer John Ging says the allegation is senseless.

15:47 NGOs report catastrophic humanitarian situation in Gaza

15:45 Doctors report Israelis firing on al Quds Hospital

15:28 Patriarch of Jerusalem: "Women and children are the victims"

15:15 Brown: Attack on UNRWA "indefensible and unacceptable"

14:58 UNRWA bombing, EU commission shocked and horrified.

14:02 Israeli mediator leaves Cairo.

13:19 France condemns attack on UNRWA headquarters

13:11 UNICEF sounds the alarm: "Shocking conditions"

12:33 Ehud Barak apologizes to Ki-Moon for bombing UNRWA headquarters [One of the most insincere apologies ever uttered.]

12:27 Israelis bomb 15 clinics in Gaza City

12:21 European Parliament passes resolution calling for immediate truce.

12:06 Ban Ki-Moon says ceasefire may be near.

11:55 Greece officially protests Israel blockade of humanitarian aid.

11:54 Vatican: "The fundamental rights of the populace in Gaza have been violated"

11:50 Israelis use white phosphorus artillery shells when firing at UNRWA headquarters.

11:49 Ban Ki-Moon: "Death toll unbearable"

11:43 UNRWA forced to abandon operations in Gaza.

11:29 Gaza hospital bombed by Israel on fire.

11:28 Ban ki-Moon "indignant" over bombing of UNRWA headquarters

11:26 Merkel and Brown say they are "shocked" by humanitarian crisis in Gaza

11:25 UN personnel killed in Israeli artillery bombing of UNRWA headquarters.

11:09 Israeli artillery fires on the 500-patient Tell Al Hawa Hospital, the headquarters of the Red Crescent.

10:47 UNRWA spokesman confirms that Israeli artillery fired on headquarters.

10:45 Ahmadinejad accuses Arab leaders of supporting genocide

10:38 Blast hits building hosting foreign press in Gaza, including Reuters. A reporter from Abu Dhabi is wounded.

10:29 Lebanese military puts on display of force in South Lebanon following rocket launching.

10:28 Israel tanks move on residence of Mahmoud Al Zahar, the Hamas foreign minister".

10:23 BBC reports fire at UNRWA headquarters

10:06 Mohammed Nassal of Hamas: "We do not want an unlimited truce"

09:54 Former member of Italian Parliament, Francesco Caruso, traveling with an aid ship to Gaza says his and other vessels have been stopped by the Israelis.

09:53 Wounded Palestinians evacuated to Tunisia from the El Arish air base in Egypt.

09:44 Ban Ki-Moon in Israel

09:34 BBC reports Israeli troops fire at Palestinian women exiting their homes carrying a white flag.

08:26 Usa and Israel sign security memorandum

08:25 Ship carrying aid for Gaza turned away from coast by Israeli Navy

08:17 Israeli troops enter Gaza City, population flees

08:16 14 rockets fired at Israel

07:21 Venezuela breaks diplomatic relations with Israel

07:19 German FM Franck-Walter Steinmeier arrives in Israel

07:17 New York. Emergency session of the UN General Assembly

07:13 Israeli negotiator Amos Gilas in Cairo

07:11 Ismail Haniyeh calls on the West to stop Israeli offensive

06:58 16 dead in nighttime operations. Israeli warplanes target a mosque in Rafah


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