Saturday, July 22, 2006

Minute by Minute:: July 22

  • 23:59 New round of Hizbullah rockets target Nahariya in northern Israel
  • 23:58 Israeli airplanes circle over Batroun
  • 23:57 UN Relief Agency states that there is dire need for $100 million to help Lebanon
  • 23:45 Two Israeli air strikes on road between Tabarayya and Bazzouriyeh, and Tabarayya and Ma’rakeh
  • 23:41 Israeli air strikes on several localities around Sour (Tyre)
  • 23:40 Israeli Rescue: Hizbullah rockets injure 40 Israelis today
  • 23:38 Three civilians killed in Sour (Tyre)
  • 23:33 AFP: Fierce street clashes today in Maroun al-Ras between Israeli forces that entered village and Hizbullah fighters
  • 23:22 Lebanese Government denounces attacks on media and listens to security reports about situation
  • 23:21 Hizbullah: Let Israelis specify when they crossed border
  • 23:03 Israeli air strikes on northern Baalbek
  • 22:58 Israeli strikes target petrol stations between Zboud and Hermel
  • 22:56 Israeli airplanes circle over northern Bekaa
  • 22:54 Statistics on today’s evacuation operations: 1500 French citizens, 350 Germans, 4000 British, 470 Australians, 750 Canadians, 50 Swedes, 300 Belgians, 258 Russians, 340 Swiss, 100 Tunisians, 400 Indians and 100 Brazilians. US Pentagon announces 3494 Americans evacuated since Friday morning
  • 22:32 Low altitude Israeli air strikes on Akkar district
  • 22:31 Precarious silence blankets Lebanese areas
  • 22:31 Father of two children killed by Hizbullah rockets targeting Nazareth clears Secretary General Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah of his children’s deaths
  • 22:30 Samir Geagea: US and Europe have new outlook on Middle East after September 11, 2001, especially concerning what they term anti-terrorist operations and Israel’s perspective is a response to what Europeans and Americans consider terrorism in Lebanon. They want clearly defined state borders and authorities in entire Middle East
  • 22:25 UN Emergency Relief Coordinator, Jan Egland, arrives tomorrow morning in Beirut
  • 22:24 Cabinet meeting continues, held since 18:20, headed by President Emile Lahoud. Participants in meeting include Lebanese Army Commander General Michel Suleiman, Director General of Internal Security Forces, Lieutenant Ashraf Rify, and Director of Intelligence, General George Khoury
  • 22:23 Fierce Israeli artillery fire targets Kherbet Selm since 21:40; Wadi Qayssiyya targeted as well
  • 22:16 7,700 Americans have left Lebanon to date
  • 22:15 28 Israelis killed since beginning of war on Lebanon
  • 21:25 Hizbullah mourns death of martyr Samir Ali Diaa Abu Salam
  • 21:24 US says participation in international peace-keeping forces in Lebanon unlikely
  • 21:23 Faisal Meqdad relays Damascus’ willingness to negotiate with Washington on ways to resolve conflict in Lebanon
  • 21:22 Total electricity blackout in Carmiel and Nahariya in northern Israel
  • 21:03 Israeli army declares control of Maroun al-Ras in southern Lebanon
  • 20:57 AFP: Syrian Deputy Foreign Minister Faisal Meqdad states on Sky News that Syria is willing to open discussions with US to solve situation in Lebanon if Washington makes effort to find solutions to other problems in region
  • 20:55 Clashes continue over strategic town of Maroun al-Ras, highest point in Jabal A’amel
  • 20:49 Israeli Ground Forces Commander Benny Gantz: over 100 Hizbullah positions targeted, including rocket launching positions; military reserves summoned; number of weapons found in mosque; we are slowly taking control of Bint Jbeil; war requires varied capabilities, and I am sure we will continue until we achieve our target
  • 20:47 Israeli channel three: 150 Katyusha rockets hit northern Israel today
  • 20:28 al-Jazeera, al-Arabiya and al-Manar television crews change locations after being targeted by Israeli air strikes on their way from Marjeyoun to Hasbaya
  • 20:09 Four wounded in Safad due to Hizbullah shelling
  • 19:40 New round of Hizbullah rockets on Safad incurring injuries
  • 19:33 Hizbullah and Israel talk about big losses in Maroun Al Ras
  • 19:30 Hizbullah claims to have destroyed 3 Israeli tanks, wounding and killing 20 Israeli soldiers and one officer
  • 19:25 Katyusha rockets wound 2 in Nahariya & Carmiel
  • 19:24 Israeli air strike on al-Zararieh: One woman killed and 5 seriously wounded
  • 19:23 One civilian dead and one wounded during Israeli air strikes on Bleida and Jba’a in Iqlim al-Toufah
  • 19:20 One dead and 8 wounded during Israeli air strike on al-Zararieh in South
  • 19:18 al-Jazeera and al-Arabiya correspondents targeted by Israeli air strike on Hasbaya
  • 19:15 Hizbullah rockets on Haifa injure 30 Israelis
  • 19:10 Israeli air strike on al-Loueizeh/Mleikh
  • 19:05 al-Arabiya TV crew targeted in Hasbaya
  • 19:02 Ha’aertz: 10 shells fall in Naharaya, no injuries reported
  • 19:00 Number of rockets fall on factory in Hatzor Settlement
  • 18:59 Israeli air strikes on entrance of Souk al-Khan, south of Hasbaya
  • 18:55 New round of rockets fall on Haifa causing injuries
  • 18:26 400 people trapped in shelter in Bint Jbeil Serail need assistance badly
  • 18:19 Israeli air strikes on Hasbaya/Marj al-Zuhur road
  • 18:17 Fierce clashes at several locations on border
  • 18:13 Bush: One of Rice’s objectives during her visit is to keep Syria and Iran at bay
  • 18:07 Israel renews warning to 10 villages next to border to evacuate immediately
  • 18:06 71 rockets fall on Northern Israel, wounding 10
  • 18:05 Israeli bombing kills 6 Lebanese at least
  • 18:04 Israeli air strikes on Kfar Mashky in Western Bekaa
  • 18:03 Two Israelis wounded in Nahariya and Shlomi due to Katyusha attacks
  • 18:02 Israeli air strikes on outskirts of Balad and Kawkaba in Rashaya
  • 18:01 Israeli air strike on Zamraya crossing close to Hasbaya
  • 18:01 Bush: Actions of Syria and Iran threaten entire Middle East
  • 18:00 Israeli Army: Hizbullah use anti-tank rockets in Maroun al-Ras area
  • 17:55 Israeli incursions on three axis at the borders
  • 17:50 Air raid on Fih, Al Koura targets Lebanese television transmission station
  • 17:26 Air raid on broadcast station in town of Fih, Al Koura, North Lebanon
  • 17:16 Israeli airplanes circle at low altitude over North Lebanon
  • 17:10 Israeli air strike on Aito, Ehden, targets transmission station of the Lebanese radio
  • 17:06 Air raid on an inhabited home in al-Zararieh
  • 17:05 Israeli air strike on broadcast station in Mount Aito, Ehden in North Lebanon
  • 17:03 New York Times: Washington rushes to provide Israel with laser bombs to strike well-fortified underground sites
  • 17:02 Two wounded in Carmiel by Hizbullah rockets, air raid sirens are heard in Haifa, North Israel
  • 17:01 City of Sour (Tyre) currently under Israeli bombardment
  • 17:00 Hizbullah: we have launched rockets on Haifa, Carmiel, Miksaf Aam, Kiryat Shmona, Beit Hillel, and Avivim
  • 16:57 Shelling causes large fire in Miskaf Aam in North Israel
  • 16:55 Israel warns 13 villages that are 6 km deep in South Lebanon to evacuate by 7 pm
  • 16:51 Israeli Army: our units are working in Maroun al-Ras and incursion will be limited
  • 16:50 18 Israelis wounded after Hizbullah missiles land in North Israel
  • 16:30 Israeli warships bombard villages of West District
  • 16:27 10 Israeli tanks cross border into Lebanon through Avivim after destroying separating fence
  • 16:25 President of LBC transmission station, Sleiman Al Chidiak is killed in Israeli air strike on Fatqa
  • 16:04 Hasbayya-Marjiayoun road is cut off as result of bombardment
  • 16:01 AFP: Israeli tanks cross border at eastern sector in Maroun al-Ras
  • 15:58 Fierce fighting in Maroun al-Ras
  • 15:57 Sit-in in front of Lebanese embassy in Muscat, Oman
  • 15:55 Katyusha missiles hit Haifa
  • 15:26 Paris: Call for sit-in in front of Israeli embassy at 7 pm on Monday July 24
  • 15:13 al-Arabiya reporter: new round of rockets land in vicinity of Haifa
  • 15:07 NGOs gather for sit-in in Martyr’s Square to condemn war and killing of innocent children
  • 15:06 Lebanese community demonstrates in Frankfurt
  • 14:37 Katyusha rockets fall on Upper Galilee
  • 14:18 Round of Hizbullah rockets hit Kiryat Shmona, Carmiel and coastal area of Nahariya
  • 14:06 New Raid on locality of al-Khiam
  • 13:59 Civilian Charbel Aqiqi suffers minor injuries as result of shelling on Sannine, employees flee area
  • 13:56 Mobile phone communication cut off between Beirut and North after Israeli targeting of transmitter stations
  • 13:49 Two women killed and many injured as result of Israeli shelling on Kafra
  • 13:44 Hizbullah rockets target Safad
  • 13:41 Satellite antennae for TV stations Manar, Future and LBC in Tripoli are targeted
  • 13:39 Israeli shelling of TV and radio stations in Fatqa heights results in fires and direct hits
  • 13:29 Air strikes on Fatqa heights, Mt. Sannine and Terbol target TV and mobile phone transmitter stations
  • 13:28 Shelling that targeted satellite antennae in Terbol – North Lebanon, came from Israeli warships
  • 13:22 TV and mobile phone satellite antennae are targeted on Mt. Sannine
  • 13:11 Air strikes on Beddawi Refugee Camp and oil installations in Tripoli
  • 13:11 Mobile phone satellite antennae in Fatqa – Kesrwan hit
  • 13:09 Satellite antennae are hit in Terbol – Zahle district, cutting off mobile phone communications in several areas
  • 12:59 Kofi Annan to CNN: Syria and Iran share friendship and they influence Hizbullah and support it, and they need to be part of solution and cooperate with international community, and whether we like it or not, we need to include them if we want permanent solution to crisis
  • 12:47 Israeli airplanes circle over Baabda
  • 12:35 Howles: There still is no plan concerning intervention and security forces
  • 12:33 Howles: We are pressuring everyone, and we hope that we will be able to play a role alongside government and other partners
  • 12:29 Foreign Affairs Minister Fawzi Salloukh following meeting with Howles: Our concern is for immediate ceasefire and finding solution to crisis in Middle East
  • 12:23 Media sources: International investigation team leaves Lebanon due to current situation
  • 12:21 Sheikh Abu Assaad Nasr is killed and three others injured in Israeli artillery fire on village of al-Freidis
  • 12:17 Concentrated, continuous air strikes on al-Khyam
  • 12:14 International Emergency Forces: Israeli army has withdrawn from Marwaheen after taking control of the village
  • 12:11 Two Israelis injured as result of Hizbullah shelling of Carmiel
  • 12:07 Intense shelling on residential quarters in Talouseh and air strike on al-Teebeh in southern Lebanon
  • 12:03 Warning sirens in Haifa
  • 11:55 Huge fires in Israeli settlement of Meskaf Aam
  • 11:51 British minister for Middle East affairs Kim Howles in meeting with PM Fouad Siniora since 11 am
  • 11:45 Israeli air strikes on Burj Rahhal, Al Abbassiya, Deir Qanun, Ma’aroub, Mahloussiyeh and Bedyas
  • 11:29 French Foreign Minister Philippe Douste-Blazy warns that the state of Lebanon could be destroyed if conflict continues
  • 11:18 Number of Israelis injured in Kiryat Shmona
  • 11:13 Renewed slew of rockets target Nahariya
  • 11:12 Hizbullah rockets target Haifa
  • 11:03 Hizbullah rockets target Beit Hellal and Avivim
  • 11:02 Number of Israelis injured in Kiryat Shmona
  • 11:00 Air strikes on Iqlim al-Tuffah target Jarjou’ and Ain Bouswar
  • 10:59 Warning sirens in Haifa
  • 10:58 Intense shelling on Iqlim al-Tuffah
  • 10:49 Israeli air strike on al-Khyam town center
  • 10:37 Hizbullah rockets target Kiryat Shmona and Carmiel
  • 10:35 Israeli air strikes on west Marjeyoun
  • 10:30 Israeli air strikes on entrance of military quarters in Nabatiyeh
  • 10:29 Israeli shelling of Majdel Selm, Hadatha and Talloussa
  • 10:28 Hizbullah denies Israeli army has taken control of sites in southern Lebanon
  • 10:24 Israeli shelling of Mazra’at al-Khreibeh, al-Arqoub, Halta, al-Mary, Rashaya al-Fakhar, Habbariyeh and Kfar Hamam
  • 10:23 Israeli shelling of Sour (Tyre)
  • 10:23 Demonstration in Switzerland at noon today in solidarity with Lebanon
  • 10:00 Hundreds of cars detained in Qasmiyeh after one of ferries shelled
  • 09:53 Ministry of Social Affairs calls on employees to report for work
  • 09:52 Estimated number of US citizens evacuated from Lebanon yesterday around 5,000
  • 09:46 Demonstration in Sao Paulo, Brazil against Israeli aggression on Lebanon
  • 09:24 Israeli airplanes circle over Beirut and Baalbek
  • 09:10 Israel confirms seizure of Marwaheen and Maroun al-Ras
  • 08:45 Bush accuses Syria and Iran of threatening entire Middle East
  • 08:15 UN spokesperson announces that Israeli army occupies two sites in South Lebanon
  • 07:05 Israeli air strikes on environs of al-Halousieh, Tayr Diba, al-Abbasiyeh, al-Shaittiyeh, al-Qalila and al-Zrariyeh
  • 02:19 According to Lebanese Health Ministry, 362 killed and 1,350 wounded in war on Lebanon
  • 01:49 Relative calm in capital Beirut
  • 01:09 Canada questions Israel over attack on boat evacuating Canadian citizens to Turkey
  • 00:29 German Chancellor Angela Merkel calls on silencing of weapons, confirms Israel’s right to defend itself
  • 00:16 Israeli military sources indicate a rise in the number of attacks deep in Lebanon and deny intention to launch widespread ground offensive
  • 0:07 Three Israeli air strikes target five trucks in Arsaal in Bekaa

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