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A blog on the current crises in the Middle East and news accounts unpublished by the US press.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 09, 2009

January 9, 2009 in Gaza

19:16 UN to resume activities in the Gaza Strip soon

18:59 European Commission condemns Israeli attacks on UNRWA facilities in Gaza Strip

18:55 The offices of Israel's Zim Line are vandalized in Venice-Mestre

18:52 Mahmud Abbas flies from Madrid to Cairo.

18:48 Condoleeza Rice: "It's hard for Israel to avoid civilian loss of life" [Especially when they refuse to enter the warehouses--Nur]

17:51 Rome. G8 envoys meet to coordinate aid to Gaza

17:36 Israel Supreme Court orders Army to justify its reasons for not allowing Gaza wounded to be evacuated

17:17 Huge pro-Palestinian demonstrations across Iraq: Kerbala, Najaf, Falluja, Diyala, Baghdad and Suleiymaniya.

17:05 Muslim demonstrators clash with police in East Jerusalem.

16:59 Hamas and Fatah supporters clash in Ramallah

16:49 White House says it is concerned by situation in Gaza

16:09 Kenya. Hundreds demonstrate against Israel in Nairobi; police use tear gas

15:53 Red Cross will scale back activities in Gaza City.

15:50 Algiers, thousands demonstrate against Israel

15:47 NATO Secretary Jaap de Hoop Scheffer leaves for Middle East

15:09 "Israel violated 3-hour truce in Jabaliya, Berit Lahiaya and Gaza's Zeitoon quarter"

14:53 UNICEF urges that children be protected

14:15 Amman, crowd attacks Israeli embassy

13:51 Egypt: Tens of thousands demonstrate against Israel in Alexandria

13:48 Al Jazeera: "Israel violating truce"

13:28 UNRWA (Chris Gunness) says no shooting was coming from UN school in Jabaliya bombed by Israelis

12:53 Gaza, 783 dead, 3,000 wounded

12:33 Al Jazeera reports massive use of white phosphorus by Israeli military

12:31 Olmert, Israel to continue offensive

12:30 Germany may participate in potential UN peacekeeping mission

12:08 Belgian government launches operation to evacuate wounded from Gaza

12:06 Israeli columnist Yehonatan Gefen writes in Maariv that Ehud Barak is guilty of war crimes

12:01 UN, 257 children killed since start of offensive

11:52 Hamas in contact with Tukey, Syria and Qatar

11:49 Hamas delegation returns tomorrow to Cairo for negotiations

11:37 José Luis Rodriguez Zapatero phones Ehud Olmert

11:15 Fatah Camaeraman Ihab al Wahidi killed when Israeli tanks fire on apartment building

11:11 3-hour truce granted by Israel starts

11:04 German FM Frank-Walter Steinmeier leaves today for talks in Israel and Egypt

11:02 11 Israelis KIA in Gaza operation so fare

10:58 Islamic Jihad rejects UN resolution

10:55 Beirut-based Hamas says UN resolution does not apply to it.

10:30 Livni, Israel is merely defending its interests

10:17 Israelis say the hit 30 objectives in Gaza, killing 10

10:04 Hamas has decided to extend its operations

09:55 Hamas fires 20 rockets at Israel, including Tel Nof air base in the Neghev

09:40 UN: Near the ex-Israeli colony of Netzarim, approximately 100 members of the Palestinian Sammuni clan were ordered into a warehouse by Israeli troops and massacred by artillery fire.

09:38 Nine Palestinians killed in nighttime air strikes

08:55 UN's OCHA accuses Israel of forcing wounded civilians to walk miles for emergency medical care

08:41 UN accuses Israel of rounding up civilians and deliberately killing them

08:30 No comment from Israel to Security Council resolution

08:15 Gheddafi urges Arabs to join Palestinians in combat against Israel

08:14 Hamas rockets fired at Beer Sheva

08:11 Olmert summons defense advisors

08:07 Six Palestinians killed in Israeli air strikes on Beit Lahya and Jabaliya

08:06 US abstains in UN Security Council Vote on Gaza

08:05 UN Security Council calls for ceasefire


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