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A blog on the current crises in the Middle East and news accounts unpublished by the US press.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

Wednesday, January 07, 2009

January 7, 2009 in Gaza

23:00 French Ambassador Jean-Marie Ripert says there is no agreement on truce but that talks are continuing

22:30 Rice: US approves truce proposal

22:11 UN Security Council approves truce proposal

22:07 UN Security Council examining truce proposal

21:47 Rice: "Truce is needed"

20:32 Israel criticizes Cardinal Martino

19:54 Israeli offensive strengthens Ahmadinejad

19:10 Sewer system collapses in Gaza

19:02 Israel orders residents out of Rafah

18:45 Blair: "Huge amounts of assistance needed

18:26 Israel says "yes" to truce plan but is looking at details

18:15 UN Security Council meets once again

18:08 Israel to widen offensive in Gaza

17:47 Israeli air strike kills man and three children as they travel by car in northern Gaza strip

17:15 Gaza, 700 dead, 3100 wounded

17:01 Obama: "I will get involved in working for Middle East peace as soon as I am inaugurated"

16:46 Hassan Nasrallah says he is prepared for Israeli aggression

16:43 Rice tells Livni to accept truce plan

16:28 Israel bombs Red Cresent ambulence, driver killed

16:26 73 Arab physicians from Saudi Arabia, Algeria, Syria and Jordan prevented from entering Gaza by Egyptian police

16:24 White House: Truce is urgently needed

15:56 Israeli envoys in Egypt on Friday

15:53 Ban ki-moon in Middle East

15:42 Moqtada al Sadr: There will be anti-American reprisals in Iraq

15:38 Hamas rockets fired at Beersheva and Netivot

15:37 UN: Mini-truce insufficient

15:31 Third victim today less than 16 years of age

15:23 Abu Mazen to travel to Cairo on Friday

15:22 Alexander Saltanov in Damascus for talks with Khaled Meshaal

15:17 Truce ends, combat resumes

15:01 Hamas "discusses" Franco-Egyptian plan

14:54 Olmert government blocks third phase of offensive

14:46 Israel: Talks with Egypt ongoing.

14:17 Sarkozy: "Israel and the Palestinian Authority have accepted the proposal to end fighting in Gaza

14:07 Israel, a truce would signify the end of Qassam rockets fired at Israel

13:15 Israel positive on dialog with Egypt on Gaza

12:55 EU President "profoundly disturbed" by bombing of UN school"

12:52 Save the Children: "Death of more than 100 children unacceptable"

12:42 Cardinal Martino: "Both parties guilty"

12:31 EU President calls for total ceasefire

12:27 Hamas will respect 3-hour truce

12:26 3-hour truce starts

I11:56 Sarkozy asks for information on Shalit from Assad

11:44 Gaza, today's death toll is 23

11:40 Peres: "Israel will evaluate Franco-Egyptian plan for truce"

11:14 Tariq Ramadan: "What use is a 3-hour truce"?

11:11 Nasrallah: "Olmert will never destroy Hamas"

11:01 Nasrallah: "All options are open with Israel"

10:54 Hai Al Zeitun: Attacks resume, 6 Palestinians killed

10:50 Yitzhak Herzog: "Jabalya massacre will accelerate diplomacy"

10:47 Italian FM Frattini: "Italy prepared to send observers"

10:45 Huge Hezbollah demonstration in Beirut

10:44 Solana hopeful that Egyptian initiative will be successful

10:24 Italian FM Frattini: "The Palestinian Authority must be given the control of border crossings"

10:08 Peres: "We want an end to terrorism"

09:59 UN spokesman Christopher Guinness says No Hamas militant was inside the UN school hit by Israeli air strike

09:38 Israel suspends air strikes for 3 hours

09:36 Israeli government spokesman Avi Pazner, [lying his ass off], says it was not known that there were civilians in UN school

09:26 Iran-Syria, Larijani in Damascus for talks with Assad

09:17 Barak orders opening of some border crossings into Gaza

09:15 Palestinian rockets fired at Ashdod, Ashkelon and Sderot.

09:14 Israeli military: 40 objectives attacked in Gaza

09:10 Al Jazeera: 3-hour truce to open humanitarian corridor

09:01 Hamas is reviewing Egyptian truce plan

08:37 Israel calls together security advisors

08:21 Israel announces opening of humanitarian corridor

07:57 Israel expels Venezuelan representative in Tel Aviv

07:55 US approves Egypt's truce plan

07:49 Israel "seriously evaluating" Franco-Egyptian plan

07:46 Israeli tanks evacuate Khan Younes

07:45 Air strikes on Gaza City


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