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A blog on the current crises in the Middle East and news accounts unpublished by the US press.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

Friday, January 02, 2009

January 2, 2009 in Gaza

19:55 UN Security Council may produce resolution on Gaza

19:06 More than 1,000 demonstrate in Stockholm against Israeli attacks on Gaza

18:25 Italy, holding the presidency of the G8, working toward initiative

17:53 30 rockets fired at Sderot

17:10 Dozens of protesters arrested by Israeli police in Jerusalem, Moroccan student killed.
17:01 Rayan buried, Hamas swears vendetta

16:45 UN: 400 Palestinian dead in air strikes of which 100 are civilians

16:13 White House: "Israel has the right to defend itself.

15:39 Condoleeza Rice: "US working toward ceasefire"

14:56 House of Hamas militant, Imad Aqal, destroyed by Israeli air strikes

14:29 Berlusconi phones Olmert

13:33 Three boys, all brothers, killed by Israeli airstrikes near Khan Yunis.

13:16 Israeli Supreme Court Gaza order Army to admit reporters back into Gaza

13:01 Hundreds attend funeral of Rayan in Jabaliyah

12:40 EU mission to arrive Sunday in the Middle East

12:14 Thousands of Palestinians protest in Ramallah

11:37 Council of Europe: "Israeli is using excessive force"

11:34 Israel's radical left to protest against Operation Hardened Lead in Tel Aviv on Sunday

11:21 Yedioth Ahronot news website hacke

11:01 17 dead in Israeli air strike on Jabalya

10:52 Italian volunteer humanitarian worker Vittorio Arrigoni refuses to leave Gaza

10:16 Kadima and Labour get boost in opinion polls [Who would have guessed?--Nur]

09:48 Israelis bomb mosque in Jabalya

09:21 Israeli Army "We have not resumed targeted assassination" [No, they are seat-of-pants aerial assassinations--Nur]

08:51 Rockets fired at Ashkelon

08:42 Israelis lock down West Bank, border crossings to Jordan closed

08:29 Israelis launch 20 pre-dawn air strikes

08:11 Haaretz: "Israel plans to wipe out Hamas leadership"

07:54 Haaretz: "Israeli Military overestimated threat of Palestinian rockets"

07:45 Foreigners authorized to leave Gaza

07:22 15 homes in Gaza destroyed, a dozen wounded.

06:57 Special Representative of Turkish PM Recep Tayyp Erdogan meets with Hamas

06:55 Israel: "No to truce, ground offensive ready.


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