Thursday, August 03, 2006

Minute by Minute:: August 3

Source: Tayyar, New TV and other news sources
  • 23:59 Israeli soldier killed in al-Taybeh
  • 23:15 Haaretz quotes Israeli prime minister Ehud Olmert’s statement that defense minister, Amir Peretz’s plan to occupy southern Lebanon will not stop rocket fire
  • 22:52 General Benny Ganz, Israeli ground forces commander, announced Thursday that special Israeli forces are continuing operations deep inside Lebanon, reaching as far as Beirut, in attempts to disable Hezbollah’s long range rockets
  • 22:46 Israeli air strikes on Aaba, al-Dowair, Harouf triangle in Nabatiyeh
  • 22:13 Hezbollah: violent battles from one house to the next in Aita al-Shaab
  • 22:00 Israeli army receives orders from defense minister Amir Peretz to prepare for possibility of taking control over southern Lebanon up to Litani River, as per statement of defense ministry spokeswoman on Thursday; spokeswoman elaborated that “objective is to control sectors from which short-range rockets are being fired”
  • 21:54 Israeli helicopters circle over Saida and Zahrani
  • 21:44 Morocco sends doctors and pharmacists to Lebanon
  • 21:36 Israeli air strike on commercial stores in Safad al-Bateekh
  • 21:29 Number of Israeli soldiers killed in clashes in southern Lebanon rises to 4 soldiers
  • 21:24 Israeli TV: Israel will destroy Lebanon’s infrastructure if Tel Aviv is attacked
  • 20:19 Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah delivers televised speech
  • 20:16 8 killed in Israel as result of Hezbollah rocket fire
  • 20:14 Two Israeli air strikes on Baalbek
  • 20:08 Renewed round of Hezbollah rockets target 4 settlements in Israel
  • 20:02 Douste-Blazy: French proposal about Lebanon is self-evident
  • 19:54 al-Arabiya correspondent: fourth Israeli soldier killed and another wounded in al-Adayseh
  • 19:29 Israel informs UN that it objects to entry of 2 boats carrying fuel and gas oil to Lebanon; boats still in Cyprus
  • 19:23 Hezbollah secretary general Hassan Nasrallah to appear on al-Manar TV shortly
  • 19:07 Hezbollah rockets target Safad, Nahariya, Kiryat Shmona, Ma’alot, Carmiel
  • 19:05 Yedioth Ahronot: 60 injured in Nahariya hospitals, 5 in serious condition
  • 18:44 Number of Israeli soldiers killed in southern Lebanon today rises to 3
  • 18:40 Israeli defense minister criticizes Israelis who consider Hezbollah more heroic than Israeli troops
  • 18:24 Israeli media questions fact that discussions no longer restricted to means of attaining victory but on size of losses
  • 18:19 Israeli television: number of Israelis killed in Hezbollah shelling rises to 8
  • 18:08 Israel says it has created security zone in 20 towns in southern Lebanon, while Hezbollah denies claim
  • 18:00 Israeli television: 22 Israelis injured in Hezbollah shelling, some in serious condition
  • 17:55 French ambassador to UN Jean-Marc de La Sabliere states that UN Security Council members very close to agreement on Lebanon
  • 17:44 Hezbollah: no ceasefire if even one Israeli soldier remains in Lebanon
  • 17:40 Warning sirens in Ma’alot, Tarshiha, Safad, Rokabina, Ramon and Naftali
  • 17:37 Israeli radio: Israel does not consider Syria part of conflict despite smuggling arms to Hezbollah17:25 Yedioth Ahronot: Israeli army kills 13 Hezbollah fighters and captures six in southern Lebanon today
  • 17:15 Israeli police: over 100 rockets hit Israel in 30 minutes
  • 17:10 al-Jazeera: Israeli forces advance in al-Rahrah and then retreat after confrontations with Hezbollah
  • 17:09 Moscow says Iran can contribute to solution of conflict in Lebanon
  • 17:08 Israeli army establishes security zone in 20 towns in southern Lebanon
  • 17:05 Warning sirens in Haifa
  • 17:02 Michel Aoun meets with UN secretary-general representative in Lebanon Geir Pederson to discuss developments in Lebanon
  • 16:55 Israeli television: Hezbollah fires salvo of rockets on settlements in northern Israel
  • 16:51 UN Security Council discusses in short while new French resolution on Lebanon
  • 16:50 Israeli army announces 2 soldiers killed and another 2 injured in today’s battles
  • 16:47 Hezbollah mourns four fighters
  • 16:45 Warning sirens in Ma’alot, Haifa, Galilee and Nahariya
  • 16:42 Israeli television: 5 Israelis killed in Hezbollah shelling on Akka (Acre), Kiryat Shmona and Ma’alot
  • 16:35 Two Israeli air strikes on al-Zrariyeh and another on Sreifa
  • 16:24 One person seriously wounded in Hezbollah shelling of Akka (Acre)
  • 16:23 Hezbollah rockets land on Tabarayya (Tiberias)
  • 16:22 Jerusalem Post: 81 soldiers and 28 civilians being treated in hospitals in northern Israel
  • 16:07 Lebanese house speaker Nabih Berri holds press conference
  • 15:55 French foreign minister Douste-Blazy: ceasefire proposal to stop war in Lebanon manifests itself on international community
  • 15:35 Finish president: ceasefire between Lebanon and Israel necessary before international intervention in Middle East
  • 15:25 Israeli police: 31 Hezbollah rockets fall on northern Israel, including 5 on Golan Heights
  • 15:20 Two Israeli soldiers reported killed in confrontations with Hezbollah
  • 15:15 AFP: Israeli army states in report on Qana investigation published on Thursday that army was not aware of civilians in area
  • 15:10 Organization of Islamic Conference confirms in draft closing statement of emergency meeting in Malaysia necessity of holding Israel accountable for any violations of human rights and humanitarian law
  • 15:05 Two Israeli air strikes destroy 2 houses in Tayr Harfa
  • 14:49 Hezbollah stops Israeli troop advance towards al-Hamamess south of al-Khiam valley
  • 14:10 Israeli air strikes on outskirts of Qabrikha, al-Qantara, Houla and Ouadi al-Slouqi
  • 14:05 Israeli air strikes on house in Haret al-Marj in Kfar Ruman; casualties reported
  • 14:00 Confrontations in Terfa, Shmaa, al-Jbein triangle
  • 13:55 Israeli air strike on Lebanese army barracks in Nabatiyeh deserted for past 30 years
  • 13:50 Israeli shelling on outskirts of Jbaa in Iqlim al-Tuffah
  • 13:45 Fierce Israeli air strikes on villages of Mayfadoun and al-Kfour, and on Hay al-Bayad in Nabatiyeh
  • 13:40 Israeli losses until now reach 4 Merkava tanks and 2 bulldozers
  • 13:35 Over 1,000 displaced Lebanese arrive in town of al-Jouma in Akkar
  • 13:30 al-Jazeera correspondent: Hezbollah says it has lost 43 fighters and not 80 fighers as Israel claims
  • 13:25 Israeli air strike on head quarters of Lebanese army second brigade in Sarba in southern Lebanon
  • 13:20 Israeli air strikes continue on outskirts of Western District and fierce battles on Rmeish, Ayta and al-Qouwzah axis
  • 13:15 Warning sirens in Nahariya
  • 13:10 Reuters: Lebanese security sources estimate 80 Hezbollah fighters killed
  • 13:05 Italian foreign minister believes hostilities in Lebanon may transform country into another Iraq
  • 12:56 Two Israeli air strikes on outskirts of Arabsaleem and al-Zahrani River
  • 12:54 Hezbollah destroys 2 Merkava tanks as Israeli force approaches Shiheen
  • 12:52 Spanish foreign minister, Miguel Angel Moratinos: Syria promised to use influence over Hezbollah
  • 12:22 Organization of the Islamic Conference calls for immediate and comprehensive ceasefire in Lebanon
  • 12:20 Hezbollah launches rockets on Golan Heights, casualties reported
  • 12:04 Israeli air strikes on Jabal al-Malah Heights, east of Baalbek targeting dirt road
  • 11:54 Hezbollah launches rockets on settlement of Ma'alot
  • 11:52 Israeli police: 19 rockets fall on northern Israel
  • 11:13 Israeli airplanes circle over Beqaa at low altitude
  • 11:08 Hezbollah announces tally of Israeli losses since morning: 2 Merkava tanks and 2 bulldozers
  • 11:00 Lebanese prime minister Fouad Siniora: 900 killed, 3,000 injured, and 1 million displaced as result of Israeli aggression on Lebanon
  • 10:58 Fierce Israeli shelling on al-Bayada, al-Hamra, al-Mansouri and al-Minyeh axis
  • 10:55 Israeli air strike on villages of Ain Bouswar and Mleita, and on al-Qusaiybeh road
  • 10:46 Israeli air strike and shelling on southern city of Sour (Tyre)
  • 10:32 Israeli air strikes on village of Zibqeen and surroundings in southern Lebanon
  • 10:28 Four Israeli air strikes on southern suburb of Beirut at dawn
  • 10:25 Caritas Lebanon receives donation from UAE to distribute to displaced
  • 10:21 Israeli army admits tank has been hit in confrontations in al-Taybeh
  • 10:20 Second round of rockets fall on Kiryat Shmona
  • 10:15 Renewal of fierce fighting between Hezbollah and Israeli forces on border areas
  • 10:14 Haaretz: One Israeli killed at night, and 15 injured this morning
  • 10:06 Intense shelling in vicinity of al-Qleileh, al-Mansouri, al-Hiniyeh, al-Shietiyeh, and al-Bayada
  • 10:00 Warning sirens in the towns and villages of northern Israel
  • 10:00 Warning sirens in towns and villages of northern Israel
  • 09:59 Israeli artillery shelling on Zibdine, Jabal al-Ahmar and Shoukein
  • 09:55 Israeli air strikes last night on Hermel destroy al-Assi bridge; fierce shelling on main road between Baalbek and Hermel isolates Hermel completely
  • 09:47 Israeli artillery shelling on Litani river
  • 09:41 Haaretz: rockets fall on Kiryat Shmona
  • 09:16 Residents of al-Taybeh call on International Red Cross to enter village to remove bodies of killed, and evacuate number of disabled and elderly
  • 09:15 Bodies of family found under rubble in al-Taybeh
  • 09:14 Israeli artillery shelling on Yohmor, Arnoun, Houla and Mais al-Jabal, and Israeli air strikes on Litani river
  • 09:10 Olmert: Israel is very close to its target in campaign on Lebanon
  • 08:56 Hezbollah announces that it has destroyed Israeli bulldozer in al-Taybeh this morning
  • 08:55 Belgian air force plane arrives in Beirut carrying aid
  • 08:53 Malaysia: UN does not have sufficient courage to denounce Israeli attacks on Lebanon
  • 08:20 Israeli air strikes on al-Bayada and al-Aamiliyeh in district of Sour (Tyre)
  • 08:00 Israeli air strikes on Rashaya, Kfar Mashki road, Bayader al-Ads road, Baka, Yanta road and Baka, Kfar Kouk road
  • 07:54 Hezbollah announces it has hit Israeli contingent base in Margolit barracks in Honin
  • 07:37 3 Israeli air strikes on al-Assi bridge, outskirts of al-Qaa and north of Hermel
  • 07:35 Salvo of Hezbollah rockets fall on Kiryat Shmona
  • 07:22 Israeli rocket falls near Aita al-Fukhar
  • 07:12 Israeli air strikes on outskirts of villages of M’doukha, Baka and Yanta
  • 07:10 Fierce and concentrated shelling of all neighborhoods in Nabatiyeh
  • 03:36 Israeli air strike targets Arqa bridge in Akkar for second time
  • 03:25 Israeli air strike on al-Diniyeh road in northern Lebanon
  • 03:21 Israeli helicopters fly at low altitude over Zouq
  • 03:15 Israeli air strikes on northern Hermel and Akkar
  • 03:12 4 Israeli air strikes on southern suburb of Beirut after 1 week suspension of strikes; Israeli airplanes circle at low altitude over Beirut at dawn
  • 03:07 Unconfirmed reports of explosion in Dbaiyeh
  • 03:06 Australian citizens evacuated; Germany will not open door to immigration
  • 03:00 Reports of shelling on Dbaiyeh, Metn coast
  • 02:55 Israeli airplanes circle repeatedly over Akkar
  • 02:50 Fierce Israeli shelling on southern suburb of Beirut
  • 02:45 Israeli air strikes on southern suburb of Beirut
  • 02:40 AP: UN declares it is negotiating with Israel to allow ships into Lebanese waters
  • 02:30 International Red Cross to bring two oil ships to Lebanon to overcome fuel crisis
  • 02:20 Israeli soldier killed in Aita al-Shaab
  • 02:15 Reuters: explosions heard in Beirut
  • 02:05 French and US positions on ceasefire in Lebanon drawing closer
  • 02:00 Washington shows signs of losing patience with Israeli
  • 01:50 Brazil calls for immediate ceasefire
  • 01:15 Israeli army plans for buffer zone in southern Lebanon
  • 00:53 Haaretz: 5 Israeli soldiers wounded in clashes in Aita al-Shaab
  • 00:07 Lebanese justice minister Charles Rizq says ministry preparing case to take Israel to court on Qana massacre

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