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A blog on the current crises in the Middle East and news accounts unpublished by the US press.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 17, 2009

January 17, 2009 in Gaza

22:26 Fawzi Barhoum: "Without Israeli withdrawal, Hamas will continue to resist"

22:04 Omert confirms that Israeli troops will occupy Gaza during ceasefire

21:55 Olmert announces ceasefire

21:30 Two rockest fired at Ashdod and Ashkelon

21:13 Israeli troops to occupy Gaza following ceasefire

20:45 Berlusconi confirms that he will travel to Israel

20:35 Mahmoud Abbas and Olmert will not attend Sharm el-Sheikh summit

19:43 Ban Ki-Moon condemns bombing of UNRWA school in Beit Lahiya by Israel

19:41 Sarkozy, Merkel, Brown and Berlusconi to see Olmert following summit

19:17 9 Israeli soldiers wounded in Gaza

19:07 Ban Ki-Moon: "Ceasefire must be accompanied by Israeli withdrawal"

19:06 Sarkozy to preside over Sharm el-Sheikh together with Mubarak

19:01 Israeli government meets to discuss truce

18:46 Egypt: "Israel has okayed truce"

18:35 Israel to open border to allow Gazans to seek medical treatment in Israel

18:32 Angela Merkel to attend Sharm el Sheikh summit

18:03 Berlusconi: "There will certainly be a ceasefire"

18:02 Israel pondering ceasefire

17:52 Iran demands investigation into use of white phosphorus by Israel

17:49 Roma, 150 thousand people turn out to protest Israeli operation against Gaza

17:01 France, UK and the US will provide resources to prevent arms smuggling into the Gaza Strip

16:49 Israeli missiles strike Egypt

16:21 Brown "profoundly concerned" over Gaza

16:20 Ehud Barak phones Robert Gates

16:10 Olmert appoints Yitzhak Herzog as coordinator for humanitarian aid in Gaza

15:21 Olmert and Mahmud Abbas) will attend Egypt summit

14:56 Summit in Egypt on Sunday

14:47 Palestinian sources: More than 4.000 residential buildings destroyed by Israelis

14:44 Mubarak: "Egypt will not accept foreign observers"

14:42 4 Israeli soldiers seriously wounded

14:28 Egypt wants an international donor conference for Gaza
14:14 Mubarak demands an immediate Israeli ceasefire

14:11 Berlusconi phones Mubarak

14:00 Marches planned in Rome to protest Israeli operation against Gaza

13:18 Egypt: Israel stands in the way of a truce

13:17 Egypt denies that the US and Israel have signed a pact to interdict Hamas arms trafficking.

13:08 Turkey-Israel, Ankara does not wish to sever diplomatic relations

12:41 Berlusconi to travel to Sharm el-Sheikh.

12:39 Israel security advisors to meet at 18:30

12:36 UN demands inquest into anther bombing of a UN school by Israelis

12:15 Olmert-Barak plan evening press conference

12:14 Truce agreement to be signed at Sharm El Sheikh in Egypt on Sunday

12:13 Ban Ki-moon urges immediate ceasefire

12:02 Death toll: 1200 Palestinians killed

11:59 US Reporters berate Livni at a press conference in Washington

11:50 Vatican: "UN must strive to achieve ceasefire"

11:17 Pope urges assistance for Gaza civilians

11:12 EU Commissioner Danuta Hubner: "Parties must resume talks"

10:57 Hezbollah protests visit of Ban Ki-moon to Beirut

10:51 Czech FM Karel Schwarzenberg expected in Cairo

10:19 Mahmud Abbas flies to Cairo for talks with Mubarak

10:07 Hamas: "We will not turn in our weapons"

10:05 Message of condolence from Iran for Hamas minister killed in Israeli air strike

09:17 Tsahal: 50 objectives hit during the night

08:25 Livni: "Yes to truce but if Hamas attacks, we will resume offensive"

08:23 Israeli artillery fires on UN school in Beit Lahiya, two children dead.


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