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A blog on the current crises in the Middle East and news accounts unpublished by the US press.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 18, 2009 in Gaza: The Truce

21:26 Ismail Haniyeh,: "We have scored a victory"

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.


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