Friday, July 28, 2006

Minute by Minute:: July 28

Source: Tayyar, New TV and other news sources

  • 21.20 Four killed in Israeli air strike on Qanoun al-Nahr
  • 20.56 Israeli Channel 10: IDF Chief of Staff Dan Halutz hospitalized
  • 20.51 Hezbollah launches over 100 rockets into Israel today
  • 20.36 Three Israeli air strikes around Baalbek
  • 20.33 Red Cross appeals for 63 million euros for urgent relief
  • 20.31 Israeli army admits pilot-less reconnaissance plane crashed in Lebanon
  • 20.26 Seven Israeli air strikes on area where Israeli reconnaissance plane crashed in western Beqaa
  • 20.22 Two Israeli air strikes on Toumat Niha and repeated circling over central Beqaa by Israeli planes
  • 20.21 Two Israeli air strikes on Tallet al-Rumtani at foot of Barouk Mountains, above Kefraya
  • 20.10 Israel announces 3 Hezbollah fighters killed in Bint Jbeil
  • 20.04 Israeli air strike on truck carrying agricultural products near industrial city in Zahle
  • 20.03 Hezbollah rockets hit hospital in border city of Nahariya
  • 19:42 Bush: Rice will be back in area tomorrow to attempt to arrive at lasting stability; aim of international force to serve as bridge between southern and northern Lebanon; important thing is for Israeli and Lebanese governments to agree to international force and not Hezbollah; we want implementation of resolution 1680; we shall direct all efforts towards just peace and towards providing aid and putting end to violence; we seek to rebuild infrastructure; we want Lebanon that is free from foreign intervention
  • 19:40 UN marks Monday as date to start planning deployment of international force to Lebanon
  • 19:20 Two Israeli air strikes on Ansar in Nabatiyeh
  • 19:15 Haaretz: rockets on Afula are Iranian Fajr rockets
  • 18:35 Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov: any solution to Lebanese conflict must be coordinated with all sides involved including Hezbollah
  • 18:30 Clashes between Israeli army and Hezbollah resume in Bint Jbeil
  • 18:29 Israeli air strike on Arab Salim
  • 18:21 Israeli press: Israeli settler seriously wounded in shelling on Safad
  • 18:19 Over 90 rockets launched from Lebanon on northern Israel today
  • 18:15 al-Jazeera correspondent: Hezbollah launches round of rockets on Kabri, Gesher Haziv, Matzuba and Nahariya
  • 18:10 Israeli military base hit by rockets on Afula
  • 18:08 al-Manar TV: Israeli spy plane crashes over Barouk Mountain
  • 18:02 Katyousha rocket on northern Israel wounds three Israeli soldiers
  • 18:00 British prime minister receives petition with 7,500 signatures condemning Blair’s pro-Bush stand
  • 17:57 Attempts to put out fires caused by Hezbollah’s Khaibar I rockets on Afula continue
  • 17:52 Israeli TV: rocket that targeted Afula weighs 100 kg of explosives
  • 17:50 Hezbollah statement verifies “beyond Haifa” phase has begun
  • 17:38 Israeli air strikes on Mashghara and Ain al-Tineh in Bekaa and road connecting Mashghara to Aitanit
  • 17:30 Haaretz: Israeli planes target launch pads of rockets that hit Afula 17:20 Hezbollah’s Khaibar I rockets target area 50 km from Haifa
  • 17:09 Israeli air strike on Civil Defense vehicle on Masnaa road
  • 17:05 Israeli air strike on Sohmor; targeting of petrol station in al-Suwayra
  • 16:59 Israeli army spokesperson states 50 rockets launched today (Friday) from southern Lebanon landed in north Israel, resulting in 3 injuries and material losses
  • 16:57 Hizbollah launches Khaibar I rockets on Afula
  • 16:54 Israeli air strike on Aitanit Mashghara in Western Bekaa
  • 16:53 Israeli air strike on al-Suwayra-Rashaya road targets bus carrying passengers
  • 16:38 Hezbollah targets Afula with “advanced” type of rockets
  • 16:29 EU Troika delegation meets with Fouad Siniora
  • 16:05 Israel notifies Syria that it has no intention of attacking that country
  • 16:00 Russia publishes list of terrorist organizations which does not include Hamas or Hezbollah
  • 15:57 Press convoy shelled on way out of Rmeish in Alma al-Shaab; casualties reported
  • 15:55 US Ambassador Jeffrey Feltman after meeting Fouad Siniora: Lebanese government took important decision which will help achieve cease-fire
  • 15:50 Al-Arabiya TV: Danish army announces UN has decided to withdraw international observers from southern Lebanon
  • 15:45 Hezbollah renews shelling of Safad, Ma’alot, Nahariya, Carmiel, Akka, Snir and Delton intelligence service base
  • 15:35 Larson: cease-fire in Lebanon difficult to achieve without Syria and Iran
  • 15:20 al-Jazeera: Israeli army announces withdrawal from Maroun al-Ras, but insists it is for tactical reasons
  • 15:15 Hezbollah announces Israeli army withdrawing from Maroun al-Ras and al-Masoud Hill
  • 15:05 Iranian foreign ministry spokesman Hamid Reza Asefi: Iran’s support for Hezbollah political and diplomatic, not military
  • 14:55 Jordanian TV launches donation campaign for Lebanon and Palestine
  • 14:45 Haaretz: rockets target Rosh Pina, Tiberius, Hula, Galilee and Kiryat Shmona, injuries reported
  • 14:35 Chirac appeals for UN resolution for cease-fire as soon as possible
  • 14: 15 Two Israeli air strikes on town of Ali al-Nahri in central Beqaa, casualties reported
  • 14:10 Israeli air strikes on al-Naseriyeh and Ali al-Nahri in Bekaa
  • 14:05 Israeli air strikes on hills behind Sour (Tyre)
  • 14:00 Israeli air strikes on Kfar Jouz in Nabatiyeh
  • 13:55 al-Jazeera correspondent: warning sirens heard in Haifa and Carmiel
  • 13:50 Five Jordanian planes carrying humanitarian supplies land in Beirut airport
  • 13:40 Five Israeli air strikes, within 15 minutes, on Mashghara / Aitanit road
  • 13:30 Heavy flow of refugees on al-Naqoura road fleeing towards Saida (Sidon)
  • 13:20 Washington denounces insinuation that Rome conference gave Israel green light to attack Lebanon
  • 13:17 Israeli air strike on Mashghara
  • 13.15 Clashes near Maroun al-Ras
  • 13:05 Israeli air strike on Safad al-Battikh destroys church
  • 13:00 Oil spill reaches Syria
  • 12:58 Civilian bus targeted on Kamed al-Louz road
  • 12:55 Tens of people flee seven southern villages after Kofi Annan intervenes; inhabitants of Srifa and Selaa appeal for removal of corpses buried under rubble
  • 12:52 Rice declares that she will return to Middle East once groundwork has been laid
  • 12:29 Israel targets civilian bus on Kamed al-Louz road in western Beqaa, no casualties reported
  • 12:28 Evacuation of foreigners continues through Beirut Port, where 5 ships arrived to evacuate Americans, Canadians, Australians and French
  • 12:27 Israeli air strike on Sour (Tyre) results in deaths and injuries
  • 12:26 Artists Syndicate launches campaign titled “Lebanon will remain Home of Life” on Tuesday
  • 12:25 Jordanian military plane lands in Beirut airport carrying 20 tons of medical and food supplies on board
  • 11:56 Yedioth Ahronot: Hezbollah rockets hit building in Ma’alot settlement injuring 10 people
  • 11:51 Israeli air strike on Safad al-Battikh destroys church and two other buildings
  • 11:44 At least five Katyousha rockets fall in central Galilee
  • 11:42 Israeli warplanes circle over Saida (Sidon)
  • 11:13 Traffic absent from Beirut streets, people rush to buy newspapers
  • 11:12 Israeli army spokesman confirms 200 Hezbollah fighters killed in 17 days
  • 11:11 Arrival of first International Red Cross convoy to Marjeyoun
  • 10:56 Civilians flee towards Beirut from Yaroun, Ain Ibl, Rmeish, Debel, Aita al-Shaab, Ramiyeh, Bebnine, Kounine and al-Sultaniyeh
  • 10:41 Hezbollah rockets fall between Safad and Rosh Pina
  • 10:39 Israeli air strike on Kfar Jouz kills three people and injures two
  • 10:33 Israel raises state of alert in middle of country and deploys Patriot launch platforms
  • 09:49 Israeli air strikes on Iqlim al-Tufah and Lebanese army post between Ansar and Kawthariyet al-Riz
  • 09:25 Israeli air strikes on populated areas in al-Muraifaa
  • 09:22 Israeli air strikes on al-Tasseh River in southern Lebanon
  • 09:20 Israeli air strikes on Jabal Abu- Rashid and Birket Jabbour in Western Beqaa
  • 09:18 Assafir: Syria responds to Israeli airplanes circling over al-Masnaa border region near Jdeidet Yabous, for first time since July 12, according to Lebanese security sources
  • 08:49 Three Hezbollah rockets target Akka (Acre)
  • 07:56 Hezbollah rockets target northern Israel
  • 07:20 Israeli air strikes on al-Qliyeh al-Maaliyeh in district of Sour (Tyre)
  • 03:48 Precarious calm on all Lebanese fronts
  • 03:18 Lebanon officially announced 510 killed and 1,850 wounded; Lebanese health minister Mohammad Jawad Khalifeh said identity of 352 killed is known, while 58 killed have not been identified yet and 100 bodies remain trapped under rubble
  • 02:58 Israeli defense minister announces that Israel has no intention of striking Syria which, along with Iran, supports Hezbollah, adding: we have no intention of opening front with Syria, but we hope Hezbollah doesn’t drive us to that
  • 02:47 Estimated 10-30 ton oil slick covers Lebanese coast from oil leaking into Mediterranean as result of Israeli bombing of power station
  • 02:19 Bush adamantly against cease-fire in Lebanon, indicating he wants permanent-not fake-peace
  • 00:15 Israeli minister: Rome conference gave Israel green light to attack Lebanon

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