Sunday, July 23, 2006

Minute by Minute:: July 23

  • 23:48 al-Jazeera: 5 people injured in renewed Hizbullah shelling of Haifa
  • 23:18 Prince Saud al-Faisal after meeting Bush: details are left to Lebanese government and I will not reveal anything before Rice’s return
  • 22:57 Israeli army: Efforts to decrease Hizbullah’s rocket fire have failed
  • 22:34 Saudi Arabia will present new initiative for ceasefire
  • 22:29 Saudi Minister of Foreign Affairs arrives at White House for talks with President Bush and Secretary of State Rice
  • 22:22 Olmert supports deployment of European troops on border with Lebanon
  • 22:12 Israeli air strike on motorcycle in al-Qassmiyeh kills one and injures another
  • 21:44 Syria announces that it will work with Spain to implement ceasefire and hostage exchange
  • 21:23 Israeli Police Chief: We are preparing for possibility of more rockets targeting Haifa
  • 21:21 Strikes on vicinity of Ain Ba’al al-Hosh, Burj al-Shemali, Bazzouriyyeh and Ma’arakeh
  • 20:47 Five persons injured in Israeli air strike on Ma’arakeh
  • 20:29 Israeli air strike on ‘Aba and Qusaibeh in Nabatiyeh district
  • 20:06 6,000 people demonstrate in London in support of Israeli war on Lebanon
  • 20:00 Israeli air strike on al-Bissariyeh, hits water tank in town; no injuries reported
  • 20:06 6,000 people demonstrate in London in support of Israeli war on Lebanon
  • 19:45 Hezbollah rockets target Haifa, one person killed
  • 19:22 Residents of Baalback appeal to humanitarian organizations for milk for children
  • 19:20 Two Israeli air strikes on Hosh Basmeh in Sour (Tyre)
  • 19:10 Israeli air strikes result in break out of fires in factory area in Taanayel
  • 19:01 al-Jazeera: Saudi Arabia proposes plan that incorporates cease fire, prisoner exchange, resolution of Shebaa Farms issue and border security by NATO
  • 19:00 Foreigners continue to be evacuated from Lebanon amidst Israeli strikes
  • 18:57 Renewed warning sirens in Haifa
  • 18:40 Further Israeli air strikes on southern suburb of Beirut
  • 18:39 Warning sirens in Akka (Acre) and Carmiel
  • 18:32 New barrage of Hezbollah rockets target Israeli city of Haifa, injuring 5 people
  • 18:06 Hezbollah announces launch of hundreds of missiles on Akka (Acre), Safad and northern settlements
  • 17:51 Fierce shelling on Beirut's southern suburb continues
  • 17:41 Israeli air strikes on Beirut's southern suburb target area of al-Ruwais near Sayyed al-Shuhadaa compound
  • 17:38 Israeli police: further rockets fall on Haifa
  • 17:34 Israeli air strikes on southern suburbs of Beirut concentrated on Haret Hreik and Bir al-Abed
  • 17:25 Israeli air force launches 4000 air strikes on Lebanon since beginning of war
  • 17:10 Israeli air strikes on Beirut's southern suburbs resume
  • 16:35 One dead and one wounded in Israeli air raid targeting town of al-Mtariyyeh in al-Zahrani
  • 16:33 Israeli army declares it controls town of Maroun al-Ras in South Lebanon
  • 16:25 One dead and one injured in Israeli air strike on motorcycle in al-Matriya near the Litani
  • 16:24 Hizbullah launches more than 2,200 rockets on Israel since beginning of war
  • 16:23 Israeli air strikes on Mansouri, district of Sour (Tyre)
  • 16:22 AFP: Hizbullah hints at fall of Maroun al-Ras after violent clashes
  • 16:20 al-Jazeera: Qatar denies having proposed initiative to end Israeli war on Lebanon
  • 16:19 al-Arabiya correspondent: Israeli airplanes circle over Beirut
  • 16:17 Strikes on Alma al-Chaab
  • 16:12 Mayor of Sour (Tyre): situation is catastrophic and aid is requested
  • 16:09 Hizbullah rockets target Tiberius; Israel confirms 10 injured in bombing of Akka (Acre)
  • 16:06 Olmert notifies his government that attacks on Lebanon will last long
  • 16:04 Italian UN soldier wounded in Lebanon
  • 16:03 Hizbullah mourns 3 of its members and announces that Israeli army was able to enter Maroun al-Ras only after days of confrontations
  • 16:02 Demonstrations in Brussels, Belgium condemning Israeli attacks on Lebanon
  • 16:00 Governmental hospital in Tibneen appeals for immediate aid
  • 15:56 Israeli air strike on aerial transmission stations in hills of al-Sultaniyeh
  • 15:55 Israeli air strike on Kfar Zabad in Central Bekaa
  • 15:53 Artillery shelling in vicinity of Toleen
  • 15:48 al-Arabiya: percentage of hotel occupancy in Damascus has reached 100%
  • 15:42 Israeli air strike on Popular Front for Liberation of Palestine - General Command stronghold between Kfar Zabad and Faour in Central Bekaa15:37 Israeli air strike on al-Qleileh and Sidiqeen
  • 15:36 Israeli Broadcast: 3 settlers injured in Kiryat Shmona and rockets target Akaa (Acre)
  • 15:30 Village of Rmaish appeals for immediate medical and food aid
  • 15:22 Israeli missile hits small bus fleeing south and kills three civilians
  • 14:49 AFP Photographer Layal Nagib killed near Qana, east Tyre
  • 14:40 Hizbullah agrees to Lebanese government taking over negotiations concerning prisoner exchange
  • 14:36 Italian and French ships deliver medical and food supplies to displaced Lebanese civilians
  • 14:30 Two civilians killed and three injured in Israeli air strike this afternoon on town of Shiheen
  • 14:10 US Consul: majority of Americans wanting to leave Lebanon have been evacuated
  • 13.35: Pope calls for cease fire and start of negotiations
  • 13.28: Israeli Commander in Chief: we will decide if we need to perform ground military attacks
  • 13:14 Reuters quotes Syrian Information Minister: Syrian forces will intervene if Israel enters Lebanon and nears Syrian border
  • 13:12 Israeli surveillance airplanes circle over Kesrouan, Jbeil and northern area
  • 13:10 Defense Minister Amir Peretz: we encourage deployment of NATO-led peace keeping forces on Lebanese border
  • 12:50 Lebanese Foreign Minister: two soldiers captured by Hezbollah unharmed
  • 12:22 Israeli air strike on Nabatiyeh; casualties reported
  • 12:15 Hizbullah rockets hit Haifa
  • 12:12 Sirens heard in Haifa
  • 11:46 Tibneen Hospital requests medical aird, water, food for people feeling homes in Bint Jbeil
  • 11:45 Israeli air strike injures 3 civilians in car on Bedyas / Burj Rahhal road.
  • 11:44 Two killed and 12 wounded in shelling on Haifa
  • 11:30 Katyusha rockets fall on Teisheer near Haifa causing heavy destruction
  • 11:16 Israeli air strike at 10:30 over Ainata and Tibneen, three wounded
  • 11:15 Three Katyusha rockets fall on Haifa and environs, one person killed
  • 11:02 Sirens heard in Haifa and environs
  • 10:52 Explosion heard in Naharaya; no casualties
  • 10:48 Katyusha rockets land in Carma’el; no casualties
  • 10:41 German Foreign Minister visits Israel for discussions; Germany has always played important role in exchange of prisoners
  • 10:30 Israeli air strike at 9:40 over Bedyas and Burj Rahhal targets civilian car, injuring one person
  • 10:26 Israeli air strike at 9:30 am over A’aba and al-Qusaybeh
  • 10:16 Israeli ministers express reservations about expanding ground operations in Lebanon
  • 10:07 Israeli Government meeting to discuss Lebanese situation
  • 10:16 Israeli ministers express reservations about expanding ground operations in Lebanon
  • 10:07 Israeli Government meeting to discuss Lebanese situation
  • 09:55 Cyprus doubles effort to take in thousands fleeing Lebanon
  • 9:36 Lebanese Army Command calls retired officers and military personnel of varying ranks for reserve duty, in addition to lieutenants and ranking soldiers and reserves, to contribute to relief work, damage survey and emergency aid carried out by Lebanese army. Personnel should apply as of 2006/07/23 in their areas of residence, filling out necessary applications.
  • 08:34 Manar TV station building targeted in Beirut
  • 08:30 Industrial factory targeted on Damascus highway in Bekaa
  • 07:10 Three Katyusha rockets hit Upper Galilee, no casualties reported
  • 02:44 Six Israeli air strikes target Hayy al-Abiad near Sayed al-Shuhada complex in Beirut Southern Suburb
  • 02:41 Israeli shelling of Beirut Southern Suburb continues
  • 01:58 Israeli air strikes destroy al-Zahraa complex in Saida (Sidon), resulting in five wounded
  • 01:57 Israeli air strikes on Saida (Sidon) and Beirut Southern Suburb
  • 00:59 Total silence dominates most regions for first time since start of war on July 12
  • 00:54 French foreign minister: exchange of prisoners one of conditions for ceasefire
  • 00:49 Thousands of Israelis and Arabs demonstrated in Tel Aviv against murderous Israeli military campaign, calling for immediate release of Lebanese prisoners in Israel
  • 00:43 Around 7,000 people, including human rights organizations, parliamentarians and prominent politicians, demonstrated in London carrying flags that condemned “Israeli crimes in Lebanon”, criticizing at same time, US and UK policies in crisis
  • 00:37 Around 500 people take part in silent demonstration in Geneva to condemn Israeli aggression on Lebanon. Demonstrators carried coffin to symbolize death of UN conscience
  • 00:32 Over 1,000 people demonstrate in streets of Oslo, Norway, condemning complete Arab and international silence over crisis
  • 00:27 Over 20,000 people demonstrate in Australia against Israeli aggression on Lebanon
  • 00:13 Around 2,000 people demonstrate in Stockholm against Israeli aggression
  • 00:07 Hundreds demonstrate in Dutch capital, Amsterdam, against Israeli aggression on Lebanon

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