January 18, 2009 in Gaza: The Truce
19:40 Olmert: "We want to leave Gaza as soon as possible"
18:41 Zapatero: "The truce is a positive step but aid needed"
18:28 Israel opens a field hospital near the Erez crossing to provide treatment to wounded Palestinians
18:26 Abu Mazen: "Humanitarian aid must begin to flow now"
18:08 Israeli military: "Progressive withdrawal initiated.
17:46 Israel initiates partial withdrawal
17:40 Sarkozy: "Efforts to arrive at a 2-state solution must be accelerated"
17:28 Mubarak: "Another international summit needed to resolve conflict between Hamas and Israel"
17:11 David Axelrod: "Obama hopes for a lasting truce
16:56 Israel abandons key positions in Gaza
16:42 Mubarak repeats his opposition to international observers along border
16:40 Iran: "Hamas should not accept truce"
16:34 Berlusconi: "Italy among the first to contribute to a "Marshall Plan" for Gaza
16:28 Berlusconi: "Obama, will provide the decisive energy needed to achieve peace"
16:24 Berlusconi: "World leaders hope that Israel will withdraw"
16:01 Berlusconi proposes that the Carabinieri monitor border crossings into Gaza
16:00 Yuval Diskin: "Operations have not yet been concluded"
15:32 Gordon Brown: "Israel must withdraw and firing of rockets must end"
15:19 Nicholas Sarkozy: "Israel must withdraw if no rockets are launched against it"
15:08 Sharm el Sheikh conference concludes [A 1-hour conference? One hour??--Nur]
14:12 Sarkozy: "Two-state conference needed
14:10 Abu Mazen attends Sharm summit after declaring he would not attend
13:55 Peace conference opens in Sharm el Sheikh
13:41 Islamic Jihad proclaims one-week truce
13:27 Hamas agrees to truce but demands Israeli pull-out within one week
12:31 Israel says it is premature to set a timetable for troop withdrawal
12:15 EU asks for a truce from Hamas and urges Israel to open all border crossings
12:11 Benedict XVI: "End the Gaza tragedy"
12:08 European leaders attending the Sharm el-Sheikh summit invited to dine with Olmert in Israel
11:52 95 bodies recovered in Gaza
11:01 Hamas: "We are not bound by Israel's unilateral truce"
10:57 Tony Blair: "The peace initiative is not dead" [Quite right, it's undead--Nur]
10:25 Abu Mazen: "The ceasefire is not enough; Israelis must withdraw from Gaza"
10:23 Palestinian militant killed by Israelis in Khuzaa, near Khan Yunes
10:07 Olmert: "The truce is fragile"
09:21 Israeli reprisal against Gaza
09:18 Hamas: "Bodies of children being recovered"
09:17 Rockets fired at southern Israel
09:13 Peace conference in Egypt today. Attending are Ban Ki Moon, Sarkozy, Brown, Merkel, Berlusconi and Zapatero and representatives of the EU and the Arab League.
09:07 Israel says it will respond to provocations
09:05 Truce proclaimed in Israel
07:52 Israeli helicopters attack northern Gaza Strip.