Friday, August 11, 2006

Minute by Minute:: August 11

Source: Tayyar, New TV and other news sources
  • 23:55 Olmert prepares Israeli government to accept UN resolution
  • 23:10 Haaretz: Israeli army: Regardless of talks at Security Council, we will continue our military operations full force
  • 22:56 al-Arabiya: 8 Israeli air strikes on joint security forces convoy withdrawing from Marjeyoun
  • 22:30 al-Jazeera: 18 people killed or injured in strike on joint security forces convoy leaving Marjeyoun
  • 22:15 Israeli spokesperson: ground offensive to start within hours
  • 22:10 Joint security forces convoy under Israeli shelling near Kefraya crossing in western Beqaa
  • 22:05 UN Security Council will vote on proposed resolution within hours
  • 21:55 Proposed UN resolution:
    - Does not mention article 7 but specifies role of international forces in article 6
    - Does not call for ceasefire, but for cessation of all aggressive acts
    - Calls on Lebanon to enforce its borders and control all crossings
    - Calls on Lebanon to deploy its forces south of Litani River
  • 21:50 UN Human Rights Council condemns Israel for its attacks on Lebanon
  • 21:45 Israel confirms it is going ahead with expanded offensive on Lebanon
  • 21:22 Rice shares latest draft of proposed resolution with Olmert by phone
  • 21:10 Israeli TV: Olmert receives proposed UN resolution positively
  • 21:05 Israeli sources: Good chance of Israel accepting proposed cease-fire
  • 20:55 Israeli officials consider proposed resolution about Lebanon good
  • 20:32 British foreign minister announces that agreement on resolution will be reached today
  • 20:15 Israeli government spokesperson: proposed UN resolution unacceptable
  • 19:41 Meeting between Berri and Hariri ends with no statements made
  • 19:40 Rice: we hope to vote on draft resolution concerning Lebanon today
  • 19:39 Livni: decision to expand ground offensive doesn’t rule out diplomatic solution
  • 19:26 Red Cross ambulance targeted in Tibneen and 2 paramedics injured
  • 19:24 Fierce Israeli airs strikes on Iqlim al-Tuffah
  • 19:22 One Lebanese killed in Israeli shelling on Harbta in northern Beqaa
  • 19:10 Israeli television: armoured vehicles on border prepare for wide scale offensive on Lebanon
  • 19:01 Renewed Israeli air strikes on Southern Suburb of Beirut
  • 18:47 Heavy Israeli shelling on Safad al-Bateekh, Baraasheet, Khirbet Silim, Shaqra, and Tibneen
  • 18:45 Israeli representative in Security Council says that ceasefire discussions still ongoing
  • 18:37 Reuters: food in Southern Lebanon starting to run out, and roads cut preventing delivery of aid
  • 18:36 Welch leaves Government Serail without making any statement
  • 18:25 AP: Olmert unsatisfied with proposed ceasefire, and calls defence minister to prepare expansion of ground offensive
  • 18:22 Arrival of security convoy that evacuated security elements and civilians from Marjeyoun barrack to Hasbaya
  • 18:16 Meeting ends between Welch and Siniora
  • 18:15 Proposed draft resolution does not mention exchange of prisoners, and does not grant UNIFIL any fighting responsibilities
  • 18:13 Lebanon receives new international draft resolution that is not based on 7th article of UN Charter; however, it also does not include any reference to Shebaa Farms
  • 18:10 Reuters: Lebanon sees great progress made in talks with US
  • 18:02 Two Apache helicopters circle at low altitude over Sour (Tyre)
  • 18:01 Haaretz: 2 soldiers killed and 7 injured when their tank was hit by anti-tank rockets in southern Lebanon today
  • 17:47 Israeli air strike on area of Ain Baal in Sour (Tyre)
  • 17:42 al-Arabiya: Israel informed Washington that it will not automatically accept international resolution demanding ceasefire
  • 17:30 al-Jazeera: Israel denies that Hezbollah targeted Israeli military boat
  • 17:26 al-Jazeera: international resolution stipulates deployment of Lebanese army in southern Lebanon within 10 days
  • 17:25 US, France and UK foreign ministers in Security Council ahead of vote
  • 17:22 al-Jazeera: Welch discusses with Lebanese officials international resolution to strengthen UNIFIL forces
  • 17:21 al-Jazeera: agreement close on resolution not calling for immediate disarming of Hezbollah
  • 17:20 UN secretary general, Kofi Annan, joins deliberations preceding voting in Security Council
  • 17:19 Lebanese defence minister Elias al-Murr: force made up of 10 nations will deploy in southern Lebanon
  • 17:18 Haaretz: One Israeli seriously injured in rockets fire on Kiryat Shmona
  • 17:17 Prime minister Siniora meets with parliament member Saad Hariri in Grand Serail
  • 17:16 Israeli security source to Reuters: we intend to return 2 Lebanese taken as prisoners during confrontations with Hezbollah
  • 17:15 Haaretz: Israel calls on Washington to speed up process of delivering anti-personnel rockets to Israeli
  • 17:05 Israeli military boat targeted by Hezbollah on shores of Sour (Tyre) sank immediately after it was hit
  • 17:03 Reuters: Israeli Army: we might re-enter Lebanon if United Nations force fails
  • 16:58 Reuters: US ambassador toUnited Nations, John Bolton: we are very close to agreement on final draft resolution, and we expect voting to take place at Security Council today
  • 16:50 Welch at Grand Serail again, promises solution that will satisfy all
  • 16:45 Hezbollah rockets fired on Safad and Kiryat Shmona result in injuries
  • 16:40 Reuters: Olmert faces criticism concerning war on Lebanon
  • 16:20 al-Jazeera: Hezbollah targets Israeli military boat near Sour (Tyre) with 12 Israeli marines on board
  • 16:15 Israeli air strikes on south of Western Beqaa, and artillery shelling on al-Khiam and outskirts of Ebil Al Saqi and Dibeen
  • 16:05 al-Arabiya: trapped civilians and military personnel in Marjeyoun leave town
  • 16:01 Hezbollah launches rockets on settlements of Hazeef and Kabri
  • 15:45 Two Israeli air strikes on Tayr Diba – Burj al-Shamali- Kafra and Jbal al-Butom
  • 15:25 Two Israeli air strikes on outskirts of western Ebil al-Saqi
  • 15:05 Hezbollah announces launching rockets on Nahariya, Avivim and Kiryat Shmona
  • 15:05 Hezbollah rockets fall on Kiryat Shmona
  • 14:45 Warning sirens in Afula and al-Nasrah (Nazareth)
  • 14:35 Fires break out in Upper Galilee
  • 13:33 Renewed Israeli shelling on Southern Suburb of Beirut
  • 13:26 EU foreign policy chief Javier Solana arrives in Beirut Airport
  • 13:24 Israeli surveillance plane targets motorcycle rider on Zrariyeh – al-Kharayeb main road
  • 13:15 Four storey building demolished by Israeli shelling on Markaba – Hay al-Husseini
  • 13:00 Israeli air strike on Bareesh, eastern Sour (Tyre)
  • 12:46 Israeli air strike on al-Ruwais area in Southern Suburb of Beirut
  • 12:40 Israeli air strike on Bir al-Abed in Southern Suburb of Beirut
  • 12:28 Israeli airplanes circle repeatedly over Southern Suburb of Beirut
  • 12:16 French foreign minister Philippe Douste-Blazy, heads to New York to join discussions on Lebanon
  • 12:08 Renewed Israeli shelling on Southern Suburb of Beirut
  • 11:57 Fouad Siniora meets with US sssistant secretary of state David Welch in Grand Serail
  • 11:38 Israeli air strikes on al-Kfour in southern Lebanon destroys municipality building completely
  • 11:36 Hezbollah says it killed and injured 15 Israeli soldiers in clashes in Aita al-Shaab
  • 11:25 Israeli air strikes on areas between al-Numairiyeh, al-Sharqiyeh and Jabal al-Rafi’
  • 11:24 Israeli air strikes on Qana, Sidiqeen and Hanawiyeh
  • 11:23 Israeli air strikes on edges of al-Zrariyeh, Aaba, Ansar and al-Breiqe’
  • 11:13 Fierce clashes on edges of Rashaya
  • 11:12 Israeli artillery shelling on Kfar Hamam, Rashaya al-Fukhar and Kfar Shouba
  • 11:02 Two people killed and several injured in Israeli air strike on Maqna in Baalbek
  • 10:40 New round of Hezbollah rockets fall on Haifa, two people injured
  • 10:27 Haaretz: Israeli forces capture 350 Lebanese in Marjeyoun
  • 10:25 Marjeyoun Hospital evacuated of staff and patients
  • 10:22 Israeli pamphlets dropped over Sour (Tyre)
  • 10:21 Israeli pamphlets dropped over Beirut incite against Hezbollah
  • 10:20 Explosions heard in Haifa
  • 10:16 Israeli airplanes drop pamphlets over Ain Mreisseh in Beirut
  • 10:15 Lebanese army soldier killed when Israeli air strike targets civilian car in Baalbek
  • 10:08 Rockets fall on Nahariya, warning sirens in Haifa and western Galilee
  • 09:55 Israeli air strike on mobile bridge between Drous and Brital 09:53 Israeli air strike on main road between Maqna and Younin
  • 09:37 Israeli air strike on Maqna road in Baalbek
  • 09:35 Fierce Israeli shelling on Bayt Yahoun and outskirts, and Israeli air strikes on Tibneen
  • 09:31 Security sources: personnel from police stations in Mais al-Jabal, al-Aadayseh and Houla will be moved to Nabatiyeh
  • 09:24 Two Israeli air strikes on truck in middle of Baalbek
  • 09:22 Israeli forces agree to evacuation of joint security forces officers and soldiers from Marjeyoun barracks
  • 09:18 Israeli air strike on Ain Bourdai, south of Baalbek, targets petrol station
  • 08:56 UN forces begin to evacuate security forces from Marjeyoun barracks
  • 08:05 UN forces enter Marjeyoun barracks
  • 07:20 Reuters: Israeli ambassador to UN rejects Russian request for 72 hour humanitarian ceasefire
  • 07:10 Two Israeli air strikes on Ras al-Ain in Sour (Tyre)
  • 06:50 Death toll of Israeli air strike on al-Hissa bridge in Akkar rises to 12 killed
  • 06:40 Israeli air strike on Iqlim al-Tuffah
  • 06:32 Four Israeli air strikes on Zahrani bridge
  • 06:25 Israeli air strike on al-Mansouri valley and al-Ma’aliyeh south of Sour (Tyre)
  • 06:18 Nine killed and 11 wounded in Israeli air strikes on al-Hissa bridge in Akkar
  • 06:14 Israeli air strikes on al-Masnaa road on border crossing with Syria
  • 06:10 Israeli air strikes on city center of Sour (Tyre)
  • 06:09 Israeli shelling on Baalbek – Homs road
  • 06:08 Israeli air strike targets bridge in al-Hissa Akkar, resulting in number of people killed and wounded
  • 05:45 Continued fierce Israeli shelling on Southern Suburb of Beirut and edges of al-Shiyah
  • 04:55 Israeli air strikes on Southern Suburb of Beirut
  • 02:58 John Bolton: no agreement yet on resolution and hope to reach agreement on Friday
  • 02:25 Lebanon rejects US-French resolution as it fails to include demand for immediate ceasefire
  • 02:01 Russia demands 72 hour humanitarian ceasefire from UN Security Council
  • 01:45 Russian ambassador to UN: failure in discussions to reach UN resolution on Lebanon
  • 01:25 US ambassador to UN, John Bolton, announced that diplomatic debate ongoing to arrive at final UN resolution on Lebanon, noting that some issues were still unresolved
  • 00:25 Brazilian foreign ministry announces foreign minister Celso Amorim will travel to Lebanon on August 15 to meet with officials and present them with 5.2 tons of medicine
  • 00:20 Italian correspondents in Middle East called for immediate ceasefire between Hezbollah and Israel, to put end to what they called “uncontrolled madness” and “indescribable human suffering”
  • 00:10 International Federation of Human Rights Organizations, NGOs from Mediterranean countries, and Central European Human Rights Network announced sending of emergency mission to Lebanon
  • 00:07 Haaretz: Israeli forces arrest 350 Lebanese in Marjeyoun

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Blogger sisselnor said...

Demand an Immediate International Criminal Tribunal for Israel to Stop Global War!


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To: The United Nations General Assembly
The brutal bombings and invasion of Lebanon and Gaza are acts of Israeli state terrorism. The U.S. invasion and occupation of Afghanistan and Iraq, and the present U.S.-Israeli threat to Syria and Iran indicate their ruthless struggle for hegemony in the oil-rich Middle East, which would escalate into a global war.

At least 900 people have been killed in Lebanon, more than one-third children, and 3,000 wounded. The number of refugees in Lebanon has already exceeded one million. Whole residential areas, roads, bridges, ports, power stations, factories and other infra-structure have been destroyed by Israeli precision bombing. Lebanon’s economic and infrastructure damage tops $2.5B as of 4 August 2006.

In Gaza hundreds have been killed. Homes, greenhouses, bridges, water and sewerage treatment plants and electricity generators have been destroyed in the latest acts of Israeli genocide sadistically code-named ‘Operation Summer Rain,’ which began on 27 June 2006. Israel continues its brutal air strikes on the Gaza Strip almost daily.

Israel must be prosecuted immediately for its war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide against the Peoples of Lebanon and Palestine to stop the war escalating into a global catastrophe. Frances A. Boyle, Professor of Law, University of Illinois, has asserted the legal framework for The United Nations General Assembly to immediately establish an International Criminal Tribunal for Israel (ICTI).

“The United Nations General Assembly must immediately establish an International Criminal Tribunal for Israel (ICTI) as a ‘subsidiary organ’ under U.N. Charter Article 22. The ICTI would be organized along the lines of the International Criminal Tribunal for Yugoslavia (ICTY), which was established by the Security Council.

“The purpose of the ICTI would be to investigate and prosecute Israeli war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide against the Peoples of Lebanon and Palestine--just as the ICTY did for the victims of international crimes committed by Serbia and the Milosevic Regime throughout the Balkans.

“The establishment of ICTI would provide some small degree of justice to the victims of Israeli war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide against the Peoples of Lebanon and Palestine--just as the ICTY has done in the Balkans. Furthermore, the establishment of ICTI by the U.N. General Assembly would serve as a deterrent effect upon Israeli leaders such as Prime Minister Olmert, Defense Minister Peretz, Chief of Staff Halutz and Israel’s other top generals that they will be prosecuted for their further infliction of international crimes upon the Lebanese and the Palestinians.

“Without such a deterrent, Israel might be emboldened to attack Syria with the full support of the Likhudnik Bush Jr. Neoconservatives, who have always viewed Syria as ‘low-hanging fruit’ ready to be taken out by means of their joint aggression.

“The Israeli press has just reported that the Bush Jr administration is encouraging Israel to attack Syria. If Israel attacks Syria as it did when it invaded Lebanon in 1982, Iran has vowed to come to Syria’s defense.

“And of course Israel and the Bush Jr administration very much want a pretext to attack Iran. This scenario could readily degenerate into World War III.

“For the U.N. General Assembly to establish ICTI could stop the further development of this momentum towards a regional if not global catastrophe.”

We, the undersigned, demand that The United Nations General Assembly immediately establish an International Criminal Tribunal for Israel (ICTI) as a ‘subsidiary organ’ under U.N. Charter Article 22 to prosecute the Israeli Prime Minister Olmert, Defense Minister Peretz, Chief of Staff Halutz and Israel’s other top generals and war criminals for their infliction of international war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide against the Peoples of Lebanon and Palestine.


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The Undersigned




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August 11, 2006 1:52 PM  
Blogger Gunpowder Monk said...

well done guys...keep up the good work.

August 11, 2006 3:05 PM  
Blogger munda said...

why are the lebanese army/military hiding in their barrack,the country is being destroyed and they still sitting on their asses,be man enough and defend your country.u want help from other country but you do not set the example,shame on your military,well if you keep on listening to the zionist you will dance to their tune.probably siniora should step down

August 11, 2006 8:28 PM  
Blogger munda said...

why are the lebanese army/military hiding in their barrack,the country is being destroyed and they still sitting on their asses,be man enough and defend your country.u want help from other country but you do not set the example,shame on your military,well if you keep on listening to the zionist you will dance to their tune.probably siniora should step down

August 11, 2006 8:29 PM  

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