Saturday, August 12, 2006

Minute by Minute:: August 12

Source: Tayyar, New TV and other news sources

  • 23:50 Five people arrested during protest against war on Lebanon in front of Israeli military chief of staff Dan Halutz’s home in Tel Aviv
  • 23:36 AFP notes that resolution 1701 gives numerous compromises from US towards Lebanon’s demands without granting its one main demand for immediate cessation of Israeli military operations
  • 23:35 In interview with ‘Le Journal de Dimanche’, French prime minister Dominic de Villepin welcomed UN resolution on Lebanon considering it “decisive step” towards political solution
  • 23:35 Israeli air strike on northern Baalbek
  • 23:25 US secretary of state Condoleezza Rice, in statement to Israeli radio, stated that after agreement of both Lebanese and Israeli governments to UN resolution 1701 “we will not need more than one day” to reach “cessation of military activities on ground” in Lebanon
  • 23:19 Israeli army confirms that helicopter downed in southern Lebanon hit by rocket
  • 22:45 Fighting escalates in southern Lebanon ahead of expected cease-fire
  • 22:40 Israeli army confirms helicopter downed in southern Lebanon with 4 soldiers on board, their fate remains unknown
  • 22:32 Hezbollah hits Israeli helicopter in Mraymayn carrying soldiers; other helicopters trying to retrieve team of downed helicopter, some media sources saying 18 soldiers killed
  • 22:25 Reuters: Italy prepared to send up to 3,000 soldiers to Lebanon
  • 22:08 Contrary to earlier reports, Lebanese government unanimously approves resolution 1701, will hold session tomorrow to discuss details
  • 22:02 AFP: Nasrallah announces that Hezbollah will cooperate once Lebanese army and UNIFIL are deployed
  • 21:50 Lebanese cabinet does not reach decision today on resolution 1701, will hold meeting on Sunday to continue discussions and take decision
  • 21:45 International Francophonie Organisation welcomes UN resolution on Lebanon, calling for “cease-fire at earliest possible” and for Francophone nations to provide aid to Lebanese people
  • 21:42 AFP: Halutz: Israel has increased troops in Lebanon to 30,000
  • 21:40 al-Jazeera: number of Israeli soldiers killed in clashes with Hezbollah today rises to 11
  • 21:13 AFP: International relief after passing UN resolution 1701
  • 21:10 AFP: China welcomes adoption of UN resolution 1701 on Lebanon
  • 20:55 al-Jazeera: Israeli foreign minister: attack on Lebanon will probably end on Monday
  • 20:39 Hezbollah destroys 4 Israeli military Merkava tanks at edges of Kounine, crew members killed and injured
  • 20:32 al-Jazeera: Israeli army confirms 7 soldiers killed and 84 others injured in latest clashes with Hezbollah in southern Lebanon
  • 20:05 Nasrallah: We accept government’s decision concerning resolution and we shall put our reservations on record
  • 18:55 Rockets fall on Western Galilee, Kiryat Shmona, Akka (Acre), and Carmiel
  • 18:50 al-Jazeera: Toll of Israeli soldiers injured today rises to 70
  • 18:10 High level Israeli official: ceasefire will start Monday at 7 a.m.
  • 18:00 Yedioth Ahronot: 74 soldiers injured in fierce battles in southern Lebanon
  • 17:50 Sayed Nasrallah gives televised speech
  • 17:37 Yedioth Ahronot: Israeli army carries out largest landing in its history in Lebanon
  • 17:22 Hezbollah secretary general, Sayed Hassan Nasrallah, to give televised speech
  • 17:05 Yedioth Ahronot: Israeli army says it has landed hundreds of soldiers in southern Lebanon
  • 16:50 Turkish foreign minister: We might send forces to Lebanon after complete ceasefire
  • 16:36 Jerusalem Post: Israeli army advances towards Litani River
  • 16:33 US president George Bush praises international resolution and places responsibility for war on Syria and Iran
  • 16:25 AP quoting Lebanese prime minister Siniora: Resolution 1701 includes Lebanon’s interest
  • 16:20 Yedioth Ahronot: Israeli defense minister Amir Peretz, and Israeli chief of staff, Dan Halutz visit war front today
  • 16:15 Yedioth Ahronot: 3,650 rockets fell on northern Israel since start of war
  • 16:10 Number of Israeli tanks destroyed by Hezbollah today rises to 21
  • 16:07 Yedioth Ahronot: rockets targeting Ma’alot and Shlomi result in casualties
  • 15:35 Israeli shelling on town of Rmeish;1 person injured
  • 15:06 One Red Cross paramedic killed in Israeli air strike on Marjeyoun convoy
  • 15:05 Israeli air strike on Zafta and Zahrani; number of casualties reported
  • 14:40 Casualties in Upper Galilee due to Hezbollah rockets
  • 14:10 Haaretz: two rockets fall on Kiryat Shmona, and one rocket falls on Safad
  • 14:00 Series of Isreali air strikes on outskirts of Homeen al-Fawqa
  • 13:52 Israeli airplanes drop pamphlets over Beirut
  • 13:50 Israeli air strikes on area between al-Raki and Izza in Zahrani
  • 13:42 British Jews demonstrate in support of Lebanon
  • 13:26 al-Arabiya: Israel informs Chirac that military operations will stop within 36 hours
  • 13:15 al-Arabiya: Hezbollah says it destroyed 16 Israeli tanks since this morning
  • 13:10 Israeli chief of staff: our troops may continue offensive in Lebanon for another week
  • 12:45 Israeli air strikes on Mletha, Homeen and Kafrouwa in Iqlim al-Tuffah, and another air strike on area between Aaqtanit and al-Ma’amariyeh in Zahrani
  • 12:08 European Union foreign policy chief in press conference
  • 12:00 Residents of Ain Ibl appeal for help in evacuating those left in town
  • 11:49 Hezbollah destroys Israeli tank in al-Hujair valley in southern Lebanon
  • 11:45 Israeli air strike on Kafrouwa crossing in Nabatiyeh
  • 11:42 Old and new Zahrani bridges destroyed completely, and road severed
  • 11:35 Two Israeli air strikes on valley between Qanareet and Zeita in Zahrani
  • 11:22 Israeli air strike on Zahrani
  • 11:16 Israeli air strikes on al-Ghaziyeh heights and on Nabih Berri Cultural Center in Nabatiyeh
  • 11:05 Israeli airplanes circle repeatedly over Baalbek
  • 11:04 Heavy Israeli shelling on al-Ghandouriyeh and Kroum
  • 10:41 Israeli air strikes on plain between Burj al-Moulouk, al-Qleia’a and on al-Khiam
  • 10:32 Lebanese sources: 15 Lebanese killed is Israeli shelling on Rashaf
  • 10:29 Morning Israeli air strike on Southern Suburb of Beirut targets al-Imamain al-Hassanain mosque
  • 10:14 Three Lebanese killed and 2 injured when their car is targeted in al-Zrariyeh in southern Lebanon
  • 09:54 Hezbollah destroys 2 tanks trying to advance towards Saf al-Hawa area
  • 09:51 Israeli northern command chief: ground operations could last for weeks and extend beyond Litani
  • 09:40 Israeli airplanes circle repeatedly over western Beqaa
  • 09:28 Fierce Israeli shelling on towns surrounding Nabatiyeh
  • 09:26 Hezbollah announces it has destroyed Israeli Merkava tank and bulldozer advancing towards Bayt Yahoun
  • 09:25 Israeli air strikes on Zahrani bridge completely sever road towards Saida/Sour and Saida/Nabatiyeh
  • 09:18 Israeli air strikes on Ansar and western Zotor
  • 09:08 Israeli spokesperson: Israeli ground operation wide in scope, with no limited time frame
  • 09:02 Hezbollah says it attacked Israeli force that advanced towards al-Ghandouriyeh near Sour (Tyre), resulting in several killed and wounded among Israeli troops
  • 09:00 Start of second month of war on Lebanon
  • 08:45 Fierce Israeli artillery shelling on Tibneen
  • 08:51 Fierce Israeli air strikes on Harees, Koneen and Baraasheet; several homes destroyed
  • 08:48 Fierce Israeli artillery shelling on Froun, Sreefa, al-Ghandouriyeh and Qalawiyeh
  • 08:47 Israeli attempt to advance towards al-Ghandouriyeh and Bayt Yahoun; Hezbollah says it destroyed Israeli tank and bulldozer
  • 08:42 Hezbollah launches 20 rockets on area of Galilee
  • 08:30 Four people killed in Israeli air strike on al-Kharayeb
  • 07:40 Israeli army announces it will expand offensive on Lebanon in direction of Litani River
  • 07:10 Renewed Israeli shelling on Southern Suburb of Beirut
  • 03:00 UN Security Council, comprising 15 member states, votes unanimously on resolution to stop war in Lebanon; new resolution given number 1701
  • 02:31 Death toll of Israeli air strike on Marjeyoun convoy rises to 7 people
  • 02:20 Kofi Annan hopes to reach agreement on resolution for permanent ceasefire, leading to permanent peaceful solution in Middle East
  • 02:10 AP: Israeli army continues incursion into Lebanon until replaced by Lebanese army
  • 02:08 UN Security Council begins session to discuss French-US resolution for ceasefire between Lebanon and Israel
  • 02:05 Israeli air strike on Friday night/Saturday on al-Masnaa border crossing; rocket falls near Lebanese customs building
  • 02:03 US Department of State official says countries expected to join in international forces to be deployed in southern Lebanon to meet today in UN; official added that US and France raised possibility of France leading international force, but no international decision on matter yet
  • 01:40 Israeli attacks convoy of people fleeing southern Lebanon, kills 7
  • 01:31 al-Jazeera correspondent: 7 Israeli air strikes on al-Khiam in southern Lebanon
  • 01:15 Former Archbishop of Washington Cardinal Theodore McCarrick demands end to war, denouncing war that “killed more children than soldiers”; McCarrick, who has been in Beirut since Wednesday, spoke to CNN saying “please stop the war, bring peace”
  • 01:10 Lebanese government source to AFP: Lebanese government to meet today to discuss French-US resolution
  • 01:05 Olmert supports UN resolution but offense to continue
  • 00:52 Death toll of Israeli air strike on evacuee convoy out of Marjeyoun rises to 6 people, and among wounded, 5 are joint security force soldiers, including 3 officers, with minor injuries
  • 00:50 Lebanese government announces approval of draft French-US resolution on Lebanon
  • 00:25 AP: Olmert informs US of his approval of resolution for ceasefire in Lebanon

1 Comments:

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