Thursday, July 27, 2006

Minute by Minute:: July 27

Source: Tayyar, New TV and other news sources

  • 23:55 Clashes between Hezbollah and Israeli army in Bint Jbeil area
  • 23:45 AP: Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad says Israel pressed self-destruction button when it attacked Lebanon
  • 23:40 Israeli air strikes and artillery shelling of Ainata and Aitaroun in Bin Jbeil area
  • 23:25 Lebanese cabinet unanimously endorses Siniora’s proposal at Rome conference
  • 23:18 Israeli air strike on al-Qasmiyeh area in southern Lebanon
  • 23:08 Israeli airplanes circle repeatedly over Kesrouan
  • 23:05 Katyousha rockets target Galilee
  • 22:50 UN Security Council adopts statement expressing shock over killing of UN international forces personnel in Lebanon in Israeli shelling, without indicting Israel
  • 22:30 Truck targeted near Ay’aat west of Baalbek
  • 22:25 EU: Fighting in Lebanon could continue for weeks
  • 22:05 Israeli reconnaissance planes circle repeatedly over Baalbek
  • 21:55 Israeli air strike on Nabatiyeh area
  • 21:45 Israeli air strikes on al-Khiam
  • 21:35 al-Jazeera reporter: Intensive circling of Israeli airplanes above areas adjacent to border with Syria
  • 21:05 France suggests creating buffer zone on Lebanese border
  • 21:03 Israeli army located in 3 areas in southern Lebanon
  • 21:00 Vatican criticizes Rome conference refusal of cease-fire
  • 20:55 Israeli air strikes on Sh-hour, Arzoun, Srifa triangle and Horj Mahrouna
  • 20:30 Three Israeli air strikes between Bissariyeh and Tufahta in southern Lebanon
  • 20:05 Israeli army chief of staff does not expect war in Lebanon to stop
  • 19:55 Two Israeli air strikes on valley between Tufahta and Qaaqaaiyet al-Snoubar
  • 19:45 Israeli army warns inhabitants of Ain Baal and Batouliyeh to evacuate before night fall
  • 19:40 Haaretz: several wounded in shelling of Kiryat Shmona
  • 19:35 Hezbollah resumes shelling of Kiryat Shmona settlement
  • 19:25 Human Rights Watch states Israel using cluster bombs against civilians
  • 19:20 Two Israeli helicopters circle at low altitude in front of al-Zahrani
  • 19:07 Ex-minister Sleiman Franjieh to al-Jazeera: Lebanese government must not offer concessions because time is in its favor; real challenge after war is establishing true and capable state; Lebanese people are more committed than politicians; February 14 group is betting on Israeli agenda”
  • 19:00 Hezbollah rockets target Kiryat Shmona
  • 18:45 Hezbollah rockets launched into northern Israel result in break out of fires
  • 18:30 Three-story building on main road between Zifta and Nabatiyeh targeted
  • 18:20 Lebanese health minister: 600 Lebanese killed so far
  • 18:00 Sky News: Rice cuts short visit to Malaysia to return to Middle East
  • 17:55 Hezbollah targeting of chemical facilities in Kiryat Shmona injures 10 people
  • 17:50 Three Israeli air strikes on entrance to Zifta
  • 17:45 EU states cease fire must be reached in Lebanon
  • 17:40 Israeli air force increases air strikes on southern Lebanon; 80 Hezbollah rockets land on northern Israel
  • 17:35 Israeli prime minister Ehud Olmert: goals of 17 day-long Israeli attacks have been accomplished
  • 17:25 Israeli army warns inhabitants of Ain Ibl to evacuate town
  • 17:20 Arab youth break into EU headquarters to protest yesterday’s resolutions
  • 17:15 Yedioth Ahronot: over 10 wounded in northern settlements and fires break out in Kiryat Shmona
  • 17:11 Israeli air strike on outskirts of Aadshit
  • 17:10 Heavy air strikes on Iqlim al-Tuffah; civilians flee area towards Saida (Sidon) and Ain al-Hilweh refugee camp
  • 17:05 Tele Lumiere TV: our losses as result of Israeli shelling exceed $1.5 million
  • 17:00 Fierce Israeli air strikes on al-Nabatiyeh
  • 16:26 Israel continues air strikes on Lebanon following bloody day for its troops in South Lebanon
  • 16:15 Israeli air strike on Habboush river
  • 15:48 Forty rockets fired from Lebanon land in northern Israeli towns, resulting in one minor injury and material damages
  • 15:45 According to survey published by UK Daily Telegraph, majority of British oppose Israeli attack on Lebanon
  • 15:20 Israeli cabinet calls up three additional army reserve units
  • 15:15 Israeli air strike on motorcycle in Jouwaya kills Nigerian citizen
  • 15:10 al-Jazeera: Chirac opposes any NATO role in Lebanon
  • 15:00 Jordanian plane lands in Beirut airport carrying aid supplies
  • 14:50 Rice willing to return to Middle East at any time
  • 14:45 UN Security Council meets again to condemn Israeli attack on UN peace keeping force post in Lebanon
  • 14:30 Israeli government decides to increase air strikes on Hezbollah
  • 14:25 Israeli air strike on outskirts of Sour (Tyre), one woman killed
  • 14:20 al-Jazeera: Israeli air strike on Amal offices in Selaa in district of Sour (Tyre)
  • 14:15 Fires continue in Jiyeh power station due to ongoing fuel leakage
  • 14:10 Israeli air strike on former municipality building in Sour (Tyre)
  • 14:05 Arrival of 19 trucks carrying food supplies to al-Arida border area in northern Lebanon
  • 13:55 Saudi television campaign for Lebanon collects SR156.5 million ($42.6 million) in few hours
  • 13:40 Israeli defense minister opposes widening of ground operation in Lebanon
  • 13:05 Haaretz: Israeli army suggests large-scale ground operation that would extend to al-Awali River and continue for 2 months
  • 13:35 According to survey from Forsa Institute for German newsmagazine Stern, 75% of Germans against Israeli attacks on Lebanon
  • 13:31 Inhabitants of Naqoura flee fierce Israeli shelling, heading towards Sour (Tyre) and Beirut
  • 13:05 Ayman al-Zawahiri: We will not keep silent towards what is happening in Gaza and Lebanon
  • 12:50 Israeli air strikes on Hariss, Qana, al-Rimadiyeh and al-Sheaaytiyeh
  • 12:45 Fierce Israeli air strikes on Deir Qanoun and Ras al-Ain near Sour (Tyre)
  • 12:40 Two Israeli air strikes on al-Maqaleh in al-Zrariyeh
  • 12:25 al-Jazeera: UN peace keeping forces call on inhabitants of Naqoura to leave UN post, threatening them with dogs
  • 12:25 Jordanian engineers arrive in Beirut airport with intent to repair it in order to allow arrival of international aid
  • 12:23 Israeli tanks infiltrate to Lebanese border
  • 12:21 Two Israeli air strikes on Iqlim al-Toufah
  • 12:20 ANB: Israeli government decides to increase air strikes on Lebanon and limit ground attacks
  • 11:38 Israel instructs citizens of Ain Ibl to evacuate immediately
  • 11:32 Israel threatens to destroy every village from which rockets are launched towards Israel
  • 11:22 Fierce confrontations between Hezbollah and Israeli army in northern area of Maroun al-Ras
  • 11:16 Hezbollah rockets target Maalot, Kfar Vradim and Shomrat settlements
  • 11:10 Ain Ibl citizens appeal to international aid agencies and Lebanese government to find solution to their situation
  • 11:08 Israeli air strikes on outskirts of villages in the Nabatiyeh district
  • 11:00 Australian foreign minister: sending peace keeping force to Lebanon is suicidal
  • 10:52 Shelling of house in Arabsalim injures 3 people
  • 10:50 Israeli air strike on Shoukine, 2 wounded
  • 10:27 Israeli air strike on Arabsalim / al-Khiam road and west Marjeyoun near al-Mahmoudiyeh
  • 10:16 Israeli air strike on Bekaa, one policeman killed and 2 soldiers injured
  • 10:04 Katyousha rockets land in Safad, Carmiel, Maalot and Shlomi
  • 10:00 Two Israeli air strikes on Anqoun - Sarba road
  • 09:49 Israeli air strikes on Fana, Sidiqeen, Dair Amess, Salaata, Burj Qulwiyeh, Ma’aroub, Aitit and Mahroumeh
  • 09:29 Israel movement on border with Lebanon
  • 09:27 Israeli Minister of Justice: Rome conference gave Israel permission to continue operations in Lebanon
  • 09:25 Israeli air strike on house in Jabshit
  • 09:15 Israeli artillery shelling on Shaqra and Bait Hanoun in southern Lebanon
  • 09:12 Israeli air strike on Zahle and Riyaq
  • 08:53 Israeli air strike destroys house in Jbaa in southern Lebanon
  • 07:54 Israeli air strike destroys Amal office in Salaa
  • 07:52 Hezbollah Katyousha rockets target settlement of Maalot
  • 04:14 Precarious calm over most Lebanese regions after Israeli air strikes that targeted Lebanese army barracks and Radio Liban in Amshit – Jbeil
  • 04:04 Nine Israeli soldiers killed in clashes with Hezbollah
  • 03:27 Ottawa confirms Canadian citizen suspected of collaborating with Hezbollah arrested in Israel, but refuses to comment on accusations against him
  • 03:19 Finish President of EU called for emergency meeting of EU foreign ministers on Tuesday, August 1, to discuss current crisis in Middle East
  • 03:13 Reuters: over 1,000 Egyptians demonstrate in Cairo on Wednesday in support of Lebanon, challenging strict security measures and clashing with police in civilian dress who prevented large demonstration against Israeli; Egyptian actors Farouq al-Fishawi, Firdous Abdel Hamid and Khaled Sawi took part in demonstration
  • 03:04 Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas: Lebanon and Palestinian Territories are being subjected to whole scale destruction in current violence in Middle East
  • 02:23 Reuters: Senior Iranian security official visits Syria to meet with Syrian security officials
  • 02:03 Israeli warships bombard Lebanese army barracks and Radio Liban in Amshit – Jbeil
  • 01:43 Large fire breaks out in Lebanese army barracks in Amshit – Jbeil as result of Israeli air strikes
  • 01:33 Third Israeli air strike on Lebanese army barracks and Radio Liban in Amshit – Jbeil
  • 01:25 Two Israeli air strikes on Lebanese army barracks in Amshit – Jbeil
  • 00:58 Olmert on al-Arabiya: attack on Lebanon will not continue for months
  • 00:55 First consignment of Omani aid reaches Lebanon
  • 00:40 Precarious calm on most Lebanese fronts for an hour

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