Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Minute by Minute:: August 9

Source: Tayyar, New TV and other news sources

  • 23:50 Fierce clashes in Al-Khiam and shelling on Marjeyoun
  • 23:45 Israeli shelling and air strikes on area around al-Shqeef fortress
  • 23:35 14 Israeli tanks enter through Fatima’s Gate to encircle Al-Khiam
  • 23:22 Haaretz: warning sirens in Kiryat Shmona
  • 23:20 Israeli Army: new infiltration inside Lebanon will not exceed area of current operations
  • 23:15 Reuters: Israeli ground troops advance 5km inside southern Lebanon
  • 23:00 Convoys of Israeli armored vehicles move inside Lebanon under protection of fierce artillery fire
  • 22:50 Meeting between Nabih Berri and Fouad Siniora in Ain al-Tineh
  • 22:45 Israeli television announces start of ground attack on Lebanon
  • 22:35 Spokesperson for Dutch Foreign Minister, Ben Boott, says that decision of Israeli security government to green-light expanding military attack on southern Lebanon is “cause of great concern”
  • 22:30 Israeli MK airplane launches silent rocket into Tallousseh
  • 21:55 White House speaker Tony Snow says he has no idea on time set for UN Security Council vote on resolution to end conflict in Lebanon
  • 21:35 al-Jazeera: 15 Israeli soldiers killed in southern Lebanon today (Wednesday) in battles with Hezbollah fighters
  • 20:25 Nasrallah speaks on Manar TV
  • 19:43 Hezbollah secretary general Sayed Hassan Nasrallah to give statement on al-Manar television
  • 19:22 Israeli shelling on outskirts of Sour (Tyre)
  • 19:15 Israeli war planes circle repeatedly over Baalbek
  • 18:50 Warning sirens in Kiryat Shmona and Upper Galilee
  • 18:31 US and French representatives convene again in New York in attempt to agree on draft resolution concerning Lebanon
  • 18:28 Israel: air strikes on Southern Suburb of Beirut targeted Hezbollah positions and al-Manar television
  • 18:09 Israeli warships shell Al Samayieh in Sour (Tyre)
  • 18:08 Renewal of Israeli air strikes on Iqlim al-Tuffah, and heavy artillery shelling on area adjacent to Litani River
  • 18:01 Two Israeli air strikes on Jabal al-Rafee’ using fissile bombs
  • 17:58 Second meeting ends between Welch and Siniora without giving any statement
  • 17:52 Israeli foreign minister, Tzipi Livni, and German foreign minister, Frank Steineier, hold press conference
  • 17:44 Heavy artillery shelling on surroundings of Tibneen public hospital
  • 17:30 Renewed Israeli air strikes on Haret Horiek during funeral of al-Shiyah massacre victims
  • 17:24 Israeli air strikes on Bir al-Abed and al-Ruwais in Southern Suburb of Beirut escalate
  • 17:22 Haaretz: government’s decision to expand military operations will not be implemented immediately
  • 17:21 Fourth Israeli air strike targets surrounding of Moawad and Mar Mikhail
  • 17:16 Second Israeli air strike hits Haret Horiek, and thick smoke rises
  • 17:03 Confrontations on Tal al-Nahas – Kafr Kila – Burj al-Mulouk axis, and 4 tanks destroyed
  • 17:00 Heavy artillery shelling on al-Khiam, al-Hamamess, al-Wazani, and Sarda
  • 16:59 Israeli officers: 1 week to reach Litani, and controlling area will require 4 to 6 weeks time
  • 16:57 Renewal of Israel air strikes on Southern Suburb of Beirut
  • 16:55 Warning sirens in Hankeera, Nahariya, and Shlomi
  • 16:45 Israeli defense minister Amir Peretz: Hezbollah is commando and war head for Iran
  • 16:37 US envoy David Welch meets with Siniora again in governmental serail
  • 16:34 Hezbollah announces 4 fighters killed, which raises death toll to 58
  • 16:33 Israeli air strikes target areas in Beqaa
  • 16:18 Israeli mini cabinet confirms expanding ground operations
  • 16:15 Israeli police: Katyousha rockets continue to fall, and around 3,333 rockets targeted Israel since start of war
  • 16:10 Israeli radio: 13 Hezbollah fighters injured
  • 16:05 Chirac: France will propose its own resolution in Security Council if an agreement has not been reached
  • 16:00 UN Human Rights Council meets on Friday based on request by Islamic nations to discuss Lebanese crisis
  • 15:53 New TV correspondent: destruction of house in southern Dibil with 7 Israeli soldiers inside
  • 15:45 Chirac expects disagreement to end around UN resolution concerning Lebanon
  • 15:40 Lebanese house speaker, Nabih Berri: Welch is good at dressing up ugly resolution
  • 15:35 Javier Solana to visit Middle East this week to discuss efforts leading to ceasefire
  • 15:30 11 Israeli soldiers killed in fierce confrontations with Hezbollah in southern Lebanon
  • 15:20 Israeli security government convenes to discuss expanding ground operations in Lebanon
  • 15:00 Fouad Siniora confirms there is no progress made in discussions concerning modifying French-American draft resolution
  • 14:40 Haaretz: rockets fall on Safad and result in 2 injuries
  • 14:22 Hezbollah launches Khaibar I missiles on Zakhroun Yaaqoub
  • 14:20 Meeting ends between Prime Minister Siniora and US assistant secretary of state for Near Eastern affairs David Welch, who refused to give any statement
  • 14:17 Successive Israeli air strikes on barren fields of villages of Aarsal and Nahleh
  • 14:15 Israeli artillery shelling on Deir Antar
  • 14:00 Israeli warships shell western district of southern Sour (Tyre)
  • 13:48 Israeli shelling on Kfar Kila – Deir Mimas – al-Khiam road, and Tal al-Nahhas al-Khardali
  • 13:45 Hezbollah shell Kiryat Shmona, Sidi Eliaazar, Avavim and Yaro’un settlements
  • 13:32 Fierce shelling on al-Ma’aliyeh and al-Qleileh from Israeli warships
  • 13:03 Fierce Israeli shelling on most towns and villages in district of Sour (Tyre)
  • 12:58 Israeli air strike severs Baalbek – Homs road
  • 12:49 Four Israeli soldiers killed in Aita al-Shaab
  • 12:23 Heavy Israeli shelling on Iqlim al-Tufah
  • 12:21 Yedioth Ahronot: three rockets fired on Nahariya
  • 12:16 David Walsh visits Grand Serail
  • 12:07 Hezbollah shells Haifa
  • 12:05 Khaibar I rockets fall on Beit Shan settlement
  • 11:55 Israel requested Litani passage to be rebuilt, placing responsibility of its reopening on UN
  • 11:42 Provocative Israeli pamphlets thrown over areas of Cola, Cite Sportive, Arab University, Tariq al-Jadideh, al-Ouza and Bir Hassanm as well as Sour (Tyre)
  • 10:58 Three Israeli air strikes on fish-rearing tanks in Qalya in western Beqaa
  • 10:50 Haaretz: appointment of Israeli army deputy chief of staff Moshe Kaplinsky as commander of military operations in Lebanon
  • 10:48 Israeli troop landing al-Khrayeb near al-Zrariyeh followed by heavy clashes with Hezbollah
  • 10:39 Israeli media report removal of Israeli army northern command chief in charge of military operations in Lebanon
  • 10:23 Israeli government meets to discuss expansion of ground operations in Lebanon
  • 10:08 Israeli air strike on outskirts of Maydoun and Birket Jabbour
  • 10:06 Israeli artillery shelling on Jal al-Shomar, al-Wardiyeh, al-Mahmoudiyeh and Litani River
  • 09:54 Hezbollah claims 10 Israeli soldiers wounded in foiled attempt to advance towards al-Qantara
  • 09:48 Two Israeli Merkava tanks destroyed in Burj al-Mulouk – Tal al-Nahhas
  • 08:10 Israeli troop air drop at dawn on residential district near al-Kharayeb; troops storm house and question 70 year old resident
  • 07:56 Hezbollah destroys Merkava tank attempting to advance on al-Qantara
  • 06:40 Israeli air strike on Aboudiyeh bridge in northern Lebanon that connects country to Syria
  • 03:02 Israeli air strike on outskirts of Baalbek
  • 02:50 Hezbollah fires 350 rockets on 36 Israeli military targets
  • 02:30 Israeli airplanes circle repeatedly over southern Lebanon
  • 02:20 French ambassador to UN Jean-Marc de la Sabliere says French-US resolution to be amended
  • 02:01 Two Israeli air strikes on outskirts of Markaba power station in western Beqaa
  • 01:50 Two Palestinians killed and 8 injured, including 5 children in Israeli shelling of Ain Helweh refugee camp
  • 01:30 Israeli shelling targets home of Fatah official in Lebanon, casualties reported
  • 01:22 Israeli shelling of entrance of Ain Helweh refugee camp targets northern part of camp
  • 01:20 Amr Moussa: we will discuss peace process with Kofi Annan and UN Security Council
  • 00:50 Amr Moussa: Israel’s representative unconvinced and speaks as if there was no Lebanese bloodshed
  • 00:35 Israeli warships shell entrance of Ain Helweh refugee camp in Saida (Sidon)
  • 00:05 Haaretz: 150 rockets fall on Israel today

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