Monday, July 31, 2006

Mapping of Israeli assault: July 12-30




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Minute by Minute:: July 31

Source: Tayyar, New TV and other news sources

  • 23:39 Israeli air landing attempt on western slopes of Mount Lebanon, 4 Israeli air strikes on Faraya, Aayoun al-Simane road
  • 23:25 French foreign minister meets Iranian counterpart in Beirut, emphasizes Iran’s important role in region
  • 23:17 UN High Commission for Human Rights wants independent investigation into shelling of Qana
  • 22:51 Reuters: Medical sources say rescue workers retrieved 49 civilian bodies on Monday from rubble of demolished houses and vehicles destroyed by Israeli shelling in villages in southern Lebanon
  • 22:35 Five people injured in Israeli air strike on civilian car near Masnaa border point
  • 22:29 President Bashar al-Assad calls on Syrian army to be ready in light of “current regional challenges”
  • 22:25 Houla residents call on Red Cross to evacuate 300 persons under siege
  • 22:21 Speaker of Parliament Berri to Annan: Israel has announced its 48 hour suspension of air strikes to serve two objectives: forcing all people to leave their homes in southern Lebanon in order for Israel to scorch land, and appeasing heightened international anger thus absorbing demand for cease-fire
  • 22:19 Saudi government holds Israel responsible for war crimes in Lebanon
  • 22:11 Mayor of London calls for demonstration in British capital to demand immediate cease-fire in Lebanon
  • 21:35 French consulate resumes work on pending visa applications starting Wednesday
  • 21:08 Hezbollah announces thwarting Israeli incursion in Aita al-Shaab
  • 21:02 Russia: immediate cease-fire is crucial after Qana massacre
  • 21:00 Iranian foreign minister Manouchehr Mottaki arrives in Beirut this evening; will
  • meet Lebanese counterpart Fawzi Salloukh, Prime Minister Fouad Siniora and number of officials
  • 20:10 Syrian-made bomb explodes during passage of Israeli troops in Golan Heights
  • 19:35 Olmert holds press conference: no cease-fire in coming days; we will cease attacks when threat is removed and soldiers are returned
  • 19:31 Israeli air strike on Civil Defense car in Beqaa injures three people
  • 19:30 Naval ships and Israeli helicopters rush to rescue targeted warship
  • 19:11 Israeli air strike on al-Masnaa
  • 19:10 Israel breaks air strike suspension on southern Lebanon, launching air strikes on al-Taybeh to support Israeli troops in ongoing clashes with Hezbollah
  • 19:05 Lebanese security sources confirm Hezbollah strike on Israeli warship facing Sour (Tyre) coast; Israel denies
  • 19:01 Hezbollah announces destruction of Israeli Saer warship facing Sour (Tyre); 53 crew members include officers and soldiers
  • 19:00 Israeli army destroys truck near Lebanese-Syrian border
  • 18:51 UN extends mission of peacekeeping force in Lebanon for one month
  • 18:50 Haaretz: Israeli army has destroyed so far two thirds of Hezbollah's long-range rockets
  • 18:40 Two Israeli air strikes on al-Masnaa on Lebanese-Syrian border; one targets civilian truck
  • 18:30 Hezbollah: we are confronting Israeli troops attempting to advance towards Aita al-Shaab, al-Qawzah and Ramiyeh triangle
  • 18:25 Peretz: Israel will broaden range of operations in Lebanon
  • 18:20 UN says it needs security guarantees from all sides to reinforce aid efforts in southern Lebanon
  • 17:15 al-Jazeera: Bush rejects cease-fire and insists on radical solution to Lebanese crisis
  • 17:10 Child found alive under rubble in Qana
  • 16:50 French foreign minister Douste-Blazy holds press conference at Grand Serail
  • 16:20 Israeli radio: prominent political source expects government to agree tonight on expanding military operations in Lebanon
  • 15:45 15 people pulled out alive from ruins of building in Bint Jbeil
  • 15:25 Human Rights Watch holds Israel responsible for massacre in Qana and says warning civilians does not give it right to strike
  • 15:20 Eight bodies pulled from Sour (Tyre) and Nabi Shit roads
  • 15:15 Israeli artillery shelling on Kfar Kila and al-Adayseh
  • 14:45 Hezbollah announces destruction of 5 Israeli tanks, 2 bulldozers and armoured jeep in confrontations at Kfar Kila / al-Adayseh axis
  • 14:20 al-Arabiya: al-Adayseh and al-Taybeh burned completely as result of Israeli shelling
  • 14:15 Intensive Israeli shelling on al-Adayseh in southern Lebanon
  • 14:10 Israeli army chief of staff Dan Halutz back in hospital again for chest pains
  • 14:00 UN relief convoy leaves Beirut for Qana
  • 13:40 Israeli army announces it has carried out air strikes on al-Taybeh to support ground troops
  • 13:30 Israeli radio: shells land on Kiryat Shmona
  • 13:28 Douste-Blazy: we insist on immediate cessation of military operations, to be followed by negotiations to reach political agreement
  • 13:17 Russia criticizes delay in calling for immediate cease-fire
  • 13:14 Rice expects truce soon and suspension of air strikes
  • 12:53 al-Arabiya: renewed Israeli shelling on Qana after yesterday’s massacre
  • 12:52 Lahoud: Lebanese army will enter battle if Israelis invade Lebanon
  • 12:48 Israeli war and surveillance planes circle heavily over Masnaa border area
  • 12:46 Maariv: 11 Israeli soldiers injured in clashes near al-Taybeh since last night
  • 12:35 French foreign minister Douste-Blazy calls for cease-fire, exchange of prisoners, return of Shebaa Farms, implementation of Taif treaty and drawing of borders; also stated that France supports deployment of international forces only on agreement of both sides
  • 12:25 Israeli army states three soldiers wounded in clashes with Hezbollah in Kfar Kila
  • 12:19 Lebanese security sources: one Lebanese soldier killed and three injured in Israeli shelling of army barracks
  • 12:13 Israeli air strikes on al-Oweida near Marjeyoun
  • 12:09 Israeli warships shell Lebanese army barracks in al-Qasimiyeh, casualties reported
  • 12:08 al-Jazeera: 26 bodies found under rubble in Srifa in southern Lebanon
  • 12:05 Israeli air strike targets public taxi on al-Aabbasiyeh / Sour (Tyre) road, wounding driver
  • 12:03 Peretz: Israel cannot accept immediate cease-fire
  • 11:58 Israeli defense minister: operations against Hezbollah to increase and army will fulfill aims of Israeli government
  • 11:45 Israeli radio: three Israeli soldiers wounded when their combat vehicle overturned near al-Taybeh
  • 11:42 Israeli defense minister: war against Hezbollah will change situation in region
  • 11:25 Rice leaves Israel to return to US
  • 11:22 Three Israeli soldiers wounded by anti-tank rocket
  • 11:06 Israeli artillery shelling on outskirts of al-Qaouzah and Beit Lif; Israeli surveillance plane circle heavily over area
  • 10:58 Hezbollah announces three Israeli tanks destroyed in ongoing clashes on Kfar Kila / al-Aadayseh axis
  • 10:55 Israeli artillery shelling on Kfar Shouba and outskirts of Kfar Hamam in southern Lebanon
  • 10:50 Clashes between Hezbollah and Israeli army on Kfar Kila / al-Adaiyseh axis
  • 10:38 Israeli radio: Israeli army retains right to retaliate should it come under Hezbollah attack
  • 10:20 Israeli radio denies Hezbollah shelling of Kiryat Shmona
  • 10:07 Israeli radio: no cease fire before deployment of international forces
  • 10:05 al-Jazeera: 4 Hezbollah rockets target Kiryat Shmona
  • 09:56 Iranian foreign minister to visit Beirut today
  • 09:53 Israeli justice minister: suspending air strikes does not mean end of war against Hezbollah
  • 09:13 French foreign minister arrives in Beirut
  • 08:15 Israeli air strike on Hezbollah targets in Yanta
  • 02:40 Qatari draft statement on Qana refused; Security Council looks into French statement
  • 02:30 Iran demands UN take action against Israel for crimes against humanity
  • 02:24 French foreign minister visits Lebanon Monday
  • 02:02 Over 5,000 people demonstrate in Trocadero Square in Paris, carrying Lebanese flags, in protest over Qana massacre
  • 01:48 Emergency Saudi – Jordanian summit in Jeddah
  • 01:45 Saudi Arabia confirms support for Lebanese government and condemns Qana massacre
  • 00:22 Israel agrees to stop air operations on southern Lebanon for 48 hours to investigate Qana massacre

Sunday, July 30, 2006

Mapping of Israeli assault: transport & vital sites




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Mapping of Israeli assault: July 12-29




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Minute by Minute:: July 30

Source: Tayyar, New TV and other news sources

  • 23.45 Israeli shelling on Aita al-Shaab
  • 23.35 Security Council session is adjourned on Qana issue to allow representatives to consult their governments
  • 23.25 Olmert: war on Lebanon to continue despite what happened in Qana
  • 23.10 Israeli Army announces establishment of 2km buffer zone along border with no infrastructure or trace of Hezbollah
  • 22.50 Israeli air strike on civilian car in Douris near Baalbek
  • 22.20 Failed Israeli landing attempts near Baalbek, blocked by Lebanese army anti-aircraft artillery
  • 22.10 Tunis announces 3 day mourning period for victims of Qana massacre
  • 22.05 Israeli warships renew shelling on Sour (Tyre)
  • 22.02 Annan calls on Security Council to demand cease-fire
  • 22.00 Israeli army: 4 soldiers injured in clashes in South Lebanon
  • 21.55 Five additional bodies retrieved in Qana and three still missing
  • 21.45 French foreign minister in Lebanon tomorrow
  • 21.35 Israeli airplanes circle repeatedly over Jbeil and Kesrouan
  • 21.30 Israeli air strikes on outskirts of Aainata and al-Yammouneh
  • 20.55 Prime Minister Siniora declares Monday official day of mourning for victims of Israeli aggression
  • 20:15 France calls on UN to declare immediate cease-fire
  • 19:45 Israeli source: Over 150 rockets launched from Qana
  • 19:40 China strongly condemns Qana massacre
  • 19:05 Lebanese UN ambassador, in speech to Security Council discussion meeting, demands council meet officially to discuss Lebanon's request for immediate cease fire
  • 19:00 Annan calls for immediate cease-fire in Lebanon and asks Security Council to condemn Qana massacre
  • 18:45 Security Council begins emergency meeting concerning Lebanon
  • 18:40 Kuwait donates $500 million in deposits to Central Bank and $300 million in aid to Lebanon
  • 18:22 Hezbollah stops Israeli army advance at al-Aadayseh, destroying tank and causing casualties
  • 18:00 Israeli air strikes on Iqlim al-Tuffah cut off roads in area
  • 17:55 Israeli ground advance on Kfar Kila – Houla axis
  • 17:52 Fierce Israeli shelling on eastern quarter of town of Mayfadoun
  • 17:51 Syrian vice president Farouq al-Sharaa expresses condolences to Salloukh for victims of Qana massacre
  • 17:50 Hezbollah rockets fall in vicinity of Haifa
  • 17:30 Prime minister Fouad Siniora holds press conference to address diplomatic corps, demanding immediate cease-fire and Israeli withdrawal from Lebanon
  • 17:25 Emergency meeting of Security Council concerning Lebanon on Sunday
  • 17:20 Siniora calls on Security Council to meet immediately to call for cease-fire
  • 17:19 Hezbollah declares Israel "will bear consequences of its massacre in Qana"
  • 17:10 Olmert notifies Rice that Israel needs 10 or 15 additional days to complete attack on Hezbollah
  • 16:20 Security Council holds urgent meeting today at 6 pm to discuss Qana massacre
  • 15:57 Olmert and Rice hold second meeting today on Lebanon
  • 15:56 Israeli government spokesperson: Israel accepts responsibility for Qana massacre and will conduct investigation to find out what happened
  • 15:53 Lebanese army personnel vehicle burned in Israeli air strike on Sarba, Iqlim al-Tuffah
  • 15:43 Israeli air strikes on Houmine and Ain Qana and area between Ansar and al-Zrayriyeh
  • 15:38 Israeli air strike on Lebanese army barracks in Sarba in Iqlim al-Tuffah
  • 15:30 Bint Jbeil Hospital management comes under Israeli shelling as verified by al-Jazeera correspondent
  • 15:25 Geir Pederson, personal representative of UN General Secretary, condemns Qana massacre and demands international investigation
  • 15:20 Solana: EU is working for immediate cease-fire in Lebanon
  • 14:43 Fierce shelling on Yohmor
  • 14:40 Hezbollah launch number of rockets on bordering area of Metulla (Mtolleh)
  • 14:33 Berri to al-Arabiya: I appeal to protestors in Beirut to be wary of those who may instigate internal disputes
  • 14:30 Siniora summons Security Council member nation ambassadors
  • 14:20 Olmert: Hezbollah will not shake us and battle will continue
  • 13:31 Four Israeli air strikes on al-Baysariyeh
  • 13:28 Large fires in Metulla (Mtolleh) settlement in Galilee
  • 13:23 Israeli air strike on Mashghara and Litani River in Sohmor
  • 13:20 Pope Benedict calls for immediate cease-fire
  • 13:19 Israeli air strike targets vegetable truck near Riyaq Hospital in Beqaa, no casualties reported
  • 13:10 Five Israeli air strikes on al-Qaraoun Dam
  • 13:08 Five civilians killed including mother and her two children in Israeli shelling of house in Yaroun
  • 13:06 Eight Israeli Golani battalion soldiers killed under rubble of demolished building in al-Taybeh
  • 13:05 Rice: planned discussions in Beirut to be postponed
  • 13:04 Rice: time for cease-fire in Lebanon
  • 13:03 Berri: conditions for exchange of soldiers have changed after Qana massacre
  • 13:02 Pederson: UN has requested more than once immediate cease-fire
  • 12:52 European Commission describes Qana attack as horrific, calling for immediate cease-fire
  • 12:38 Nabih Berri calls on protestors to stop attack on ESCWA building
  • 12:35 Israeli air strike targets truck near Lebanese army post in Riyaq
  • 12:34 UN strongly denounces Israeli shelling on Qana and calls for investigation
  • 12:25 Angry protesters storm ESCWA building in Beirut
  • 12:20 Protestors attack ESCWA building in Beirut
  • 12:17 Hezbollah: Qana massacre will not go without retaliation
  • 11:56 French president Jacques Chirac denounces Qana slaughter
  • 11:55 General Aoun on ANB: Lebanese parliament must meet immediately to demand cease-fire
  • 11:44 Israeli landing attempts in al-Taybeh to retrieve Israeli killed and wounded
  • 11:30 Israeli military sources confirm infiltration attempt near al-Khiam
  • 11:19 King Abdullah strongly denounces Qana massacre
  • 11:10 Michel Aoun on ANB: no human emotion whatsoever can accept massacres taking place
  • 11:00 Lebanon announces Rice will not visit Beirut and suspends negotiations until cease-fire implemented
  • 10:58 Siniora: we demand immediate and unconditional cease-fire
  • 10:44 Israeli prime minister announces he is no hurry to implement cease-fire
  • 10:39 Australia calls for establishment of credible peace keeping force in Lebanon
  • 10:38 Rice working to reach cease-fire agreement between Lebanon and Israel
  • 10:37 Blair discusses peacekeeping force in Lebanon with Bush and Chirac
  • 10:32 Twenty two children massacred in Qana, including disabled children
  • 10:29 Israel: 3 soldiers injured in clashes with Hezbollah in al-Taybeh and one soldier injured in al-Aadayseh
  • 10:28 Ten settlers injured in Hezbollah shelling of northern Israel
  • 09:55 Witnesses: Israel used weapons that release gases in its shelling of Qana, causing people to become nauseous and lose balance
  • 09:10 Second massacre in Qana: over 55 killed so far, most of them children and women
  • 09:05 Hezbollah rockets land in Haifa and Akka (Acre)
  • 08:50 Hezbollah Katyousha rockets hit residential building in Kiryat Shmona, no casualties reported
  • 08:01 Haaretz: Israeli army renews ground attack on southern Lebanon
  • 03:05 Lebanese security officials to AP: hours after Israeli army announced retreat from Bint Jbeil, troops massed near al-Khiam; sources say that Israeli troops, supported by 12 tanks, have been seen near Metulla (Mtolleh) settlement near al-Khiam, apparently readying for new incursion attempt
  • 03:00 Israel officially retreats from Bint Jbeil, at least 14 civilians killed in Israeli shelling

Saturday, July 29, 2006

Mapping of Israeli assault: July 12-28

The Maps of Israeli Assault on Lebanon are developed by a group of activists to demonstrate the reality of the Israeli assault on Lebanon. An act of collective punishment that is overreaching and unequivocal, and opposite to Prime Minister's Ehud Olmert claim that Israel is "not fighting the Lebanese government or the Lebanese people".

The map is our attempt at understanding the cumulative impact of such an attack on our lives as citizens and on the thousands being killed or displaced daily. The figures and numbers on the map speak for themselves. As you look at the map, we urge you to remember that these dark dots you see, are villages and towns where thousands of civilians reside, the majority of which are now numbers in a long list of dead and displaced.



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Minute by Minute:: July 29

Source: Tayyar, New TV and other news sources

  • 23:40 Israeli helicopters circle over Zahrani
  • 23:20 Israeli reconnaissance planes circle over west Beqaa
  • 23:06 French President rejects deployment of international forces in Lebanon before cease-fire
  • 22:19 Haaretz: Rice hopes to reach cease-fire agreement by Wednesday
  • 21:03 Israeli air strikes on al-Shqif Fort and Arnoun in southern Lebanon
  • 21:01 Two members of international forces injured in Israeli air strike on Lebanese border
  • 20:42 Three consecutive Israeli air strikes on Masnaa area near Jdeidet Yabous
  • 20:28 Israeli air strikes behind Lebanese customs cuts off road between Masnaa and Jdeidet Yabous (Lebanon-Syria border)
  • 19:35 New round of Katyousha rockets fall on Carmiel, north Israel
  • 19:31 Israeli TV channels transmit Hassan Nasrallah's address live
  • 19:30 Israeli planes renew air strikes on Maroun al-Ras and Bint Jbeil
  • 17:41 al-Jazeera correspondent: Fierce Israeli air strikes on Bint Jbeil
  • 17:36 Rice arrives in Tel Aviv to discuss war on Lebanon with Israeli officials
  • 17:33 Fierce shelling targets Marjeyoun valley, fires break out
  • 17:30 Israeli official to Reuters: Israel will not call for immediate disarming of Hezbollah as condition to end fighting
  • 17:20 Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez compares Israel's attacks on Lebanon to Hitler's actions
  • 17:15 UN: Gathering peace-keeping forces for Lebanon is difficult because Washington did not condemn killing of international observers
  • 17:10 One woman, her five children and one other person killed in Israeli air strike
  • 16:51 Testimonies about Israel using weapons banned in Lebanon
  • 16:50 Katyousha rockets on northern Israel result in fires breaking out
  • 16:47 Haaretz: Katyousha rockets on Nahariya, one person wounded
  • 16:45 Lebanese army donates 250 million lira to Red Cross in appreciation of its sacrifices
  • 16:37 US donates $10 million to Lebanese army
  • 16:35 Geagea: international combat force on border is best way to protect Lebanon
  • 16:30 Hezbollah rockets fall on Akka (Acre)
  • 16:25 Israeli army officially declares withdrawal from Bint Jbeil, ahead of its aerial bombardment
  • 16:20 Israeli air strikes on Hayy al-Bayyada in Nabatiyeh
  • 16:18 US president George Bush: Lebanese war part of broader battle against terrorism and strategy must be placed to end violence
  • 16:10 Hezbollah launches rockets on Safad
  • 16:00 Israeli government: international force on Lebanese-Syrian border essential to prevent weapons from reaching Hezbollah
  • 15:58 Six civilians killed in Israeli air strike on town of Ain Aarab in Western Beqaa
  • 15:54 Israeli air strike on area between al-Nmeiriyeh and al-Sharqiyeh in Nabatiyeh
  • 15:20 Hezbollah states it has shelled Tabarayya (Tiberias) again
  • 15:05 Warning sirens in Haifa
  • 14:40 Haaretz: Hezbollah rockets fall on Ma’alot and Tabarayya (Tiberias)
  • 14:35 Lebanese army seizes Grad rockets near Popular Front for Liberation of Palestine headquarters in Hosh al-Qanaaba
  • 14:24 Israeli air strikes on towns of central sector in Bint Jbeil
  • 14:23 Israeli artillery shelling on al-Shnaiyeh and outskirts of al-Qlayleh
  • 14:22 Warning sirens in Carmiel and Galilee
  • 14:21 Fierce artillery shelling on border town of Yaroun
  • 14:20 UN relief convoys head for Marjeyoun tomorrow
  • 14:12 Israeli air strike on al-Bisariyeh valley near al-Zahrani
  • 14:02 Israeli air strike targets Habboush river
  • 14:00 Israeli army claims rockets which landed in Afula are Syrian made
  • 13:55 France regrets Israel’s refusal of 72 hour humanitarian cease-fire in Lebanon
  • 13:53 Rice will present Israelis with plan for deployment of international forces
  • 13:51 Second small bus targeted in Gaza in Western Bekaa
  • 13:45 Israeli security minister: we hold Lebanese government fully responsible for Hezbollah’s actions
  • 13:42 Relative calm in Nabatiyeh and Zahrani areas
  • 13:35 Hezbollah denies Israeli statement claiming loss of 20 fighters
  • 13:27 US Department of State Secretary Rice welcomes positive step Hezbollah took in accepting Lebanese government’s decision for cease fire
  • 13:25 UN states that one fifth of Lebanese people are homeless
  • 13:21 Heavy Israeli artillery shelling on Maroun al-Ras
  • 13:20 Israeli government states it will not announce deadline for concluding attack on Lebanon
  • 13:01 Three relief planes arrive from United Arab Emirates, Jordan and Egypt
  • 12:56 Small truck targeted on Gaza / Sultan Yacoub road in western Bekaa
  • 12:42 Israeli shelling on Litani River
  • 12:35 Israeli air strike on al-Taybeh in Marjeyoun
  • 12:28 Israeli air strikes on al-Khardali Bridge; prevents trucks carrying supplies from Nabatiyeh to travel towards Marjeyoun
  • 12:17 al-Arabiya correspondent: Israeli troops redeploying in south
  • 12:16 Javier Solana: UN will adopt resolution on international forces in Lebanon
  • 12:15 Beirut stock market to reopen its doors next week
  • 12:13 UNIFIL official fears Israel will totally destroy Sour (Tyre)
  • 12:10 Israeli air strikes on houses in Shehabiyeh
  • 12:01 Israel refuses 72 hour humanitarian cease-fire requested by UN citizens affected by war
  • 12:00 Hezbollah rockets target Safad
  • 11:55 Israeli artillery shelling on outskirts of al-Samaeiyeh and Majdal Zoun in Sour (Tyre)
  • 11:26 Israeli air strikes on al-Taseh stream, and between Ain Boswar and Jarjoua
  • 10:49 Israeli surveillance planes circle over Baalbek
  • 10:18 Renewed shelling of villages surrounding Sour (Tyre)
  • 10:14 Israeli army announces it has carried out 60 air strikes since yesterday (Friday)
  • 10:13 Egyptian president Husni Mubarak refuses to expel Israeli ambassador to Egypt
  • 09:58 Israeli airplanes circle at low altitude over Sour (Tyre)
  • 08:52 Israeli air strike on Jarjoua – Louayzeh road, Israeli pamphlets dropped on Zaoutareen
  • 08:50 Israeli air strike on Ain Boswar – Jarjoua road, road cut off
  • 08:33 Israeli air strike on Deir Aamis and Qana; Israeli shelling targets outskirts of al-Hiniyeh, Zibqine and Jbal al-Botm
  • 07:33 Two Israeli rockets hit Galerie Semaan crossing in south east Beirut
  • 04:15 Israeli air strikes destroys al-Aassi bridge in Hermel
  • 03:37 Bush delegates Rice to Middle East again
  • 02:01 Lebanese wounded refuse to evacuate to Jordan for treatment
  • 01:47 Russia supports participation of Hezbollah in resolution of conflict
  • 01:45 China and Saudi Arabia call for immediate cease-fire
  • 01:40 Countries that may join international force in southern Lebanon to meet on Monday in UN
  • 01:04 Israeli army admits reconnaissance plane crashed over Barouk Mountain due to technical failure, and that Israeli air strike targeted plane and destroyed it
  • 00:53 UN Emergency Relief Coordinator Jan Egland, calls for 72 hour cease-fire to allow evacuation of injured and transport of food and medicine to areas affected by war
  • 00:30 Following several hours of calm, clashes renewed between Israeli army and Hezbollah in Maroun al-Ras

Friday, July 28, 2006

Mapping of Israeli assault: July 12-27

Amnesty International's latest

“Amnesty International (AI) is gravely concerned that civilians continue to bear the brunt of the mounting tension between Israel and Lebanon. In the past week some 300 Lebanese civilians, including dozens of children, have been killed and hundreds injured in a large-scale bombing campaign by Israeli forces, who have also deliberately targeted and destroyed dozens of bridges, roads, powers stations, the airport and port, and other civilian facilities and infrastructure.”

See full text of action on: http://web.amnesty.org/pages/lbn-210706-action-eng


Also see AI’s document on “obligations under international humanitarian law of the parties to the conflict in Israel and Lebanon”:

ISRAEL/LEBANON ISRAEL AND HIZBULLAH MUST SPARE CIVILIANS:

http://web.amnesty.org/library/Index/ENGMDE150702006


.. and AI’s press releases related to the conflict:

Lebanon/Israel: Urgent need for arms embargo on Israel and Hizbullah

http://web.amnesty.org/library/Index/ENGMDE010022006

Lebanon/Israel: Open letter to foreign ministers meeting in Rome

http://web.amnesty.org/library/Index/ENGMDE020012006

Israel / Lebanon: End immediately attacks against civilians

http://web.amnesty.org/library/Index/ENGMDE150642006

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

Thursday, July 27, 2006

Mapping of Israeli assault: July 12-26

Minute by Minute:: July 27

Source: Tayyar, New TV and other news sources

  • 23:55 Clashes between Hezbollah and Israeli army in Bint Jbeil area
  • 23:45 AP: Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad says Israel pressed self-destruction button when it attacked Lebanon
  • 23:40 Israeli air strikes and artillery shelling of Ainata and Aitaroun in Bin Jbeil area
  • 23:25 Lebanese cabinet unanimously endorses Siniora’s proposal at Rome conference
  • 23:18 Israeli air strike on al-Qasmiyeh area in southern Lebanon
  • 23:08 Israeli airplanes circle repeatedly over Kesrouan
  • 23:05 Katyousha rockets target Galilee
  • 22:50 UN Security Council adopts statement expressing shock over killing of UN international forces personnel in Lebanon in Israeli shelling, without indicting Israel
  • 22:30 Truck targeted near Ay’aat west of Baalbek
  • 22:25 EU: Fighting in Lebanon could continue for weeks
  • 22:05 Israeli reconnaissance planes circle repeatedly over Baalbek
  • 21:55 Israeli air strike on Nabatiyeh area
  • 21:45 Israeli air strikes on al-Khiam
  • 21:35 al-Jazeera reporter: Intensive circling of Israeli airplanes above areas adjacent to border with Syria
  • 21:05 France suggests creating buffer zone on Lebanese border
  • 21:03 Israeli army located in 3 areas in southern Lebanon
  • 21:00 Vatican criticizes Rome conference refusal of cease-fire
  • 20:55 Israeli air strikes on Sh-hour, Arzoun, Srifa triangle and Horj Mahrouna
  • 20:30 Three Israeli air strikes between Bissariyeh and Tufahta in southern Lebanon
  • 20:05 Israeli army chief of staff does not expect war in Lebanon to stop
  • 19:55 Two Israeli air strikes on valley between Tufahta and Qaaqaaiyet al-Snoubar
  • 19:45 Israeli army warns inhabitants of Ain Baal and Batouliyeh to evacuate before night fall
  • 19:40 Haaretz: several wounded in shelling of Kiryat Shmona
  • 19:35 Hezbollah resumes shelling of Kiryat Shmona settlement
  • 19:25 Human Rights Watch states Israel using cluster bombs against civilians
  • 19:20 Two Israeli helicopters circle at low altitude in front of al-Zahrani
  • 19:07 Ex-minister Sleiman Franjieh to al-Jazeera: Lebanese government must not offer concessions because time is in its favor; real challenge after war is establishing true and capable state; Lebanese people are more committed than politicians; February 14 group is betting on Israeli agenda”
  • 19:00 Hezbollah rockets target Kiryat Shmona
  • 18:45 Hezbollah rockets launched into northern Israel result in break out of fires
  • 18:30 Three-story building on main road between Zifta and Nabatiyeh targeted
  • 18:20 Lebanese health minister: 600 Lebanese killed so far
  • 18:00 Sky News: Rice cuts short visit to Malaysia to return to Middle East
  • 17:55 Hezbollah targeting of chemical facilities in Kiryat Shmona injures 10 people
  • 17:50 Three Israeli air strikes on entrance to Zifta
  • 17:45 EU states cease fire must be reached in Lebanon
  • 17:40 Israeli air force increases air strikes on southern Lebanon; 80 Hezbollah rockets land on northern Israel
  • 17:35 Israeli prime minister Ehud Olmert: goals of 17 day-long Israeli attacks have been accomplished
  • 17:25 Israeli army warns inhabitants of Ain Ibl to evacuate town
  • 17:20 Arab youth break into EU headquarters to protest yesterday’s resolutions
  • 17:15 Yedioth Ahronot: over 10 wounded in northern settlements and fires break out in Kiryat Shmona
  • 17:11 Israeli air strike on outskirts of Aadshit
  • 17:10 Heavy air strikes on Iqlim al-Tuffah; civilians flee area towards Saida (Sidon) and Ain al-Hilweh refugee camp
  • 17:05 Tele Lumiere TV: our losses as result of Israeli shelling exceed $1.5 million
  • 17:00 Fierce Israeli air strikes on al-Nabatiyeh
  • 16:26 Israel continues air strikes on Lebanon following bloody day for its troops in South Lebanon
  • 16:15 Israeli air strike on Habboush river
  • 15:48 Forty rockets fired from Lebanon land in northern Israeli towns, resulting in one minor injury and material damages
  • 15:45 According to survey published by UK Daily Telegraph, majority of British oppose Israeli attack on Lebanon
  • 15:20 Israeli cabinet calls up three additional army reserve units
  • 15:15 Israeli air strike on motorcycle in Jouwaya kills Nigerian citizen
  • 15:10 al-Jazeera: Chirac opposes any NATO role in Lebanon
  • 15:00 Jordanian plane lands in Beirut airport carrying aid supplies
  • 14:50 Rice willing to return to Middle East at any time
  • 14:45 UN Security Council meets again to condemn Israeli attack on UN peace keeping force post in Lebanon
  • 14:30 Israeli government decides to increase air strikes on Hezbollah
  • 14:25 Israeli air strike on outskirts of Sour (Tyre), one woman killed
  • 14:20 al-Jazeera: Israeli air strike on Amal offices in Selaa in district of Sour (Tyre)
  • 14:15 Fires continue in Jiyeh power station due to ongoing fuel leakage
  • 14:10 Israeli air strike on former municipality building in Sour (Tyre)
  • 14:05 Arrival of 19 trucks carrying food supplies to al-Arida border area in northern Lebanon
  • 13:55 Saudi television campaign for Lebanon collects SR156.5 million ($42.6 million) in few hours
  • 13:40 Israeli defense minister opposes widening of ground operation in Lebanon
  • 13:05 Haaretz: Israeli army suggests large-scale ground operation that would extend to al-Awali River and continue for 2 months
  • 13:35 According to survey from Forsa Institute for German newsmagazine Stern, 75% of Germans against Israeli attacks on Lebanon
  • 13:31 Inhabitants of Naqoura flee fierce Israeli shelling, heading towards Sour (Tyre) and Beirut
  • 13:05 Ayman al-Zawahiri: We will not keep silent towards what is happening in Gaza and Lebanon
  • 12:50 Israeli air strikes on Hariss, Qana, al-Rimadiyeh and al-Sheaaytiyeh
  • 12:45 Fierce Israeli air strikes on Deir Qanoun and Ras al-Ain near Sour (Tyre)
  • 12:40 Two Israeli air strikes on al-Maqaleh in al-Zrariyeh
  • 12:25 al-Jazeera: UN peace keeping forces call on inhabitants of Naqoura to leave UN post, threatening them with dogs
  • 12:25 Jordanian engineers arrive in Beirut airport with intent to repair it in order to allow arrival of international aid
  • 12:23 Israeli tanks infiltrate to Lebanese border
  • 12:21 Two Israeli air strikes on Iqlim al-Toufah
  • 12:20 ANB: Israeli government decides to increase air strikes on Lebanon and limit ground attacks
  • 11:38 Israel instructs citizens of Ain Ibl to evacuate immediately
  • 11:32 Israel threatens to destroy every village from which rockets are launched towards Israel
  • 11:22 Fierce confrontations between Hezbollah and Israeli army in northern area of Maroun al-Ras
  • 11:16 Hezbollah rockets target Maalot, Kfar Vradim and Shomrat settlements
  • 11:10 Ain Ibl citizens appeal to international aid agencies and Lebanese government to find solution to their situation
  • 11:08 Israeli air strikes on outskirts of villages in the Nabatiyeh district
  • 11:00 Australian foreign minister: sending peace keeping force to Lebanon is suicidal
  • 10:52 Shelling of house in Arabsalim injures 3 people
  • 10:50 Israeli air strike on Shoukine, 2 wounded
  • 10:27 Israeli air strike on Arabsalim / al-Khiam road and west Marjeyoun near al-Mahmoudiyeh
  • 10:16 Israeli air strike on Bekaa, one policeman killed and 2 soldiers injured
  • 10:04 Katyousha rockets land in Safad, Carmiel, Maalot and Shlomi
  • 10:00 Two Israeli air strikes on Anqoun - Sarba road
  • 09:49 Israeli air strikes on Fana, Sidiqeen, Dair Amess, Salaata, Burj Qulwiyeh, Ma’aroub, Aitit and Mahroumeh
  • 09:29 Israel movement on border with Lebanon
  • 09:27 Israeli Minister of Justice: Rome conference gave Israel permission to continue operations in Lebanon
  • 09:25 Israeli air strike on house in Jabshit
  • 09:15 Israeli artillery shelling on Shaqra and Bait Hanoun in southern Lebanon
  • 09:12 Israeli air strike on Zahle and Riyaq
  • 08:53 Israeli air strike destroys house in Jbaa in southern Lebanon
  • 07:54 Israeli air strike destroys Amal office in Salaa
  • 07:52 Hezbollah Katyousha rockets target settlement of Maalot
  • 04:14 Precarious calm over most Lebanese regions after Israeli air strikes that targeted Lebanese army barracks and Radio Liban in Amshit – Jbeil
  • 04:04 Nine Israeli soldiers killed in clashes with Hezbollah
  • 03:27 Ottawa confirms Canadian citizen suspected of collaborating with Hezbollah arrested in Israel, but refuses to comment on accusations against him
  • 03:19 Finish President of EU called for emergency meeting of EU foreign ministers on Tuesday, August 1, to discuss current crisis in Middle East
  • 03:13 Reuters: over 1,000 Egyptians demonstrate in Cairo on Wednesday in support of Lebanon, challenging strict security measures and clashing with police in civilian dress who prevented large demonstration against Israeli; Egyptian actors Farouq al-Fishawi, Firdous Abdel Hamid and Khaled Sawi took part in demonstration
  • 03:04 Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas: Lebanon and Palestinian Territories are being subjected to whole scale destruction in current violence in Middle East
  • 02:23 Reuters: Senior Iranian security official visits Syria to meet with Syrian security officials
  • 02:03 Israeli warships bombard Lebanese army barracks and Radio Liban in Amshit – Jbeil
  • 01:43 Large fire breaks out in Lebanese army barracks in Amshit – Jbeil as result of Israeli air strikes
  • 01:33 Third Israeli air strike on Lebanese army barracks and Radio Liban in Amshit – Jbeil
  • 01:25 Two Israeli air strikes on Lebanese army barracks in Amshit – Jbeil
  • 00:58 Olmert on al-Arabiya: attack on Lebanon will not continue for months
  • 00:55 First consignment of Omani aid reaches Lebanon
  • 00:40 Precarious calm on most Lebanese fronts for an hour

Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Mapping of Israeli assault: July 12-25

Minute by Minute:: July 26

Source: Tayyar, New TV and other news sources

  • 23:47 AFP: Two thirds of Lebanese people support taking two soldiers hostage; 85% say Hezbollah right in fighting Israel
  • 23:33 Two Israeli air strikes on Sarba Houmine center
  • 23:28 Israeli military spokesperson admits one Israeli officer killed in Hezbollah ambush in Maroun al-Ras, and 3 others seriously injured
  • 23:09 Israeli planes circle over northern Metn
  • 22:33 Israeli air strikes on villages in Iqlim al-Tuffah and western Beqaa
  • 22:31 Israeli planes target two trucks on Dhour el-Choueir road
  • 22:29 Israeli air strike on outskirts of Ain al-Tineh in western Beqaa
  • 22:06 Israeli air strike on Arab al-Jal – Sarba triangle in Iqlim al-Tuffah
  • 22:02 Three Israeli air strikes on al-Zrariyeh area
  • 22:01 Irish Defense Minister announces that commander of Irish team in Lebanon called Israelis 6 times on Tuesday to warn them against any aggressions near UN posts
  • 22:00 Israeli reconnaissance planes circle over Zahle
  • 21:29 Tens of Lebanese injured in Israeli air strike on residential building in Sour (Tyre)
  • 21:21 Financial sources estimate cost of rebuilding Lebanon to date at $2 billion20:58 Reuters: China urges Security Council to denounce Israeli aggression on UN peace-keeping forces
  • 20:42 AP: Iranian President Ahmadinejad calls for immediate ceasefire and unconditional negotiations
  • 20:38 AP: Iranian President Ahmadinejad says US wants to redraw map of Middle East with Israel’s help
  • 20:19 Haaretz: Five Israeli soldiers wounded in clashes in Maroun al-Ras
  • 20:15 Renewed Israeli air strikes on Amal offices in Zefta
  • 20:06 Israeli air strike targets truck on road to Masnaa on Syria-Lebanon border, destroying truck and injuring driver; driver is transported to hospital in area
  • 19:53 Missile falls near Ansar
  • 19:43 Hezbollah missiles target Haifa
  • 19:39 Israel continues shelling of areas near UN posts in southern Lebanon
  • 19:36 Israeli air strike on Masnaa road targets and completely destroys truck carrying medical supplies
  • 19:33 Israeli military official: attack on Lebanon might stretch for weeks
  • 19:25 Renewed Israeli air strikes on Western Bekaa
  • 19:21 Israeli air strike on Sour (Tyre) results in civilian deaths
  • 19:09 Member of Amal is killed in Israeli air strike on Zefta
  • 19:04 Canadian government sets final deadline for evacuation of citizens from Lebanon; those wishing to leave must head towards Beirut Port within 48 hours
  • 18:57 Heavy Israeli air strikes on outskirts of al-Hiniyeh, al-Eziyeh, al-Mansouri and al-Hawza al-Diniya in Sour (Tyre)
  • 18:51 Clashes continue in Bint Jbeil and Aitaroun; Hizbullah resorts to night-time ambushes
  • 18:49 Hezbollah kills Israeli intelligence group of four soldiers on Lebanese border
  • 18:44 Israeli air strike on outskirts of Mayfadoun destroys three residential buildings at al-Ikha’ complex
  • 18:42 Civilian Farid al-Duna killed in Israeli air strike on Zefta
  • 18:35 French president Jacques Chirac: France can play pivotal role in international force in Lebanon
  • 18:31 UN Security Council to condemn Israeli attack on UN post in Lebanon
  • 18:29 MK spy plane circles over central Bekaa
  • 18:26 Germany opposes deployment of NATO peace-keeping forces in southern Lebanon
  • 18:14 Renewed Hezbollah bombing of Nahariya
  • 18:09 Damascus calls for cease-fire and exchange of prisoners between Lebanon and Israel
  • 18:05 Reuters: Irish general warns Israel of endangering UN personnel in Lebanon
  • 18:02 Italy announces it will send soldiers to Lebanon as part of international force
  • 17:57 EU foreign ministers meet on August 1st to discuss situation in Middle East
  • 17:33 Patriarch Nasrallah Sfeir: “weapons should be in hands of formal army and government is responsible for safety of its citizens; I suggest that those concerned meet and reach solution to disarm Hezbollah according to protocol”
  • 17:31 Saudi television begins campaign to collect donations for Lebanon
  • 17:28 Patriarch Nasrallah Sfeir calls for implementation of international resolutions including 1559
  • 17:26 Secret German efforts to arrange prisoner exchange deal between Israel and Hezbollah
  • 17:20 AFP: Israel suspects Hassan Nasrallah in Iranian embassy; Tehran denies claims
  • 17:21 Patriarch Nasrallah Sfeir: I returned to Lebanon because that is my duty and there was no means of transportation from Cyprus except for US helicopter
  • 17:19 Patriarch Nasrallah Sfeir: third power must intervene to separate two disputing nations; this power must deploy between all those who have yet to reach agreement, and Lebanon has not reached understanding with both Syria and Israel
  • 17:18 Patriarch Nasrallah Sfeir: We must face these events with solidarity and political disagreement must not lead to what is going on now; we must treat situation with means available to us
  • 17:17 Patriarch Nasrallah Sfeir: it is every person's duty to aid displaced without differentiation; there are those who say that what has happened today was going to happen in September, but it has happened and tragedy is great and unprecedented
  • 17:15 Patriarch Nasrallah Sfeir to al-Arabiya: ordeal this time harsher than ever before; church is working with Caritas on relief; Pope is following up situation in Lebanon on daily basis and has called on humanitarian organizations for help; he has called for cease-fire and believes all people alike – Palestinians, Jews and Lebanese – have right to live in peace
  • 17:08 Hezbollah disagrees with Siniora’s plan except on cease-fire and exchange of prisoners
  • 16:50 Hezbollah arrests 40 people in southern suburb of Beirut accused of spying for Israel
  • 16:40 Rome conference statement supports deployment of UN international force in Lebanon
  • 16:38 Fierce confrontations in Bint Jbeil, great losses for Israeli army
  • 16:36 Chirac: Syrian regime incompatible with peace
  • 16:20 Israeli air strike targets Amal office in Zefta
  • 16:15 Israeli air strike on Nabatiyeh, al-Numairiyeh, Zefta triangle
  • 16:12 Hezbollah rockets target settlements of Nahariya, Kiryat Bialik, Ghosh, Goren and Avivim
  • 16:10 Siniora: Israel appears to have had pre-existing plan, as reaction was disproportional to action
  • 16:05 Siniora: Hezbollah represented in Lebanese parliament and cabinet, and had great role in liberating Lebanese land occupied by Israel
  • 16:04 Kofi Anan: UN international forces in bombed UN post were in contact with Israeli army; we await conclusion of investigation into killing of UN international forces by Israeli shelling
  • 16:01 Siniora: there must be no weapons outside government authority; international force necessary to help Lebanese government impose its authority on country
  • 15:58 Fouad Siniora: “it is important that we present our case to Rome conference participants; part of our country is still occupied, there are Lebanese detained in Israeli prisons and Israel continues to refuse to hand over maps of its landmines in Lebanon; we have asked participants to provide aid and most importantly cease fire; We must work to protect Lebanon and implement cease-fire”
  • 15:55 Rice: “Syria has not fulfilled UN resolution 1559, while Iran also has obligations; UN Secretary General will call upon both these countries to fulfill their obligations as the time has come for each to make their decision”
  • 15:52 Rice: there is still plenty for us to do and we are committed to taking swift measures to end violence through lasting peace and Lebanese government control over Lebanon
  • 15:47 UN Secretary General Kofi Annan in joint press conference: political framework necessary to resolve crisis; we will immediately begin to send humanitarian aid
  • 15:44 D'Alema: talks have failed because of obstinate US opposition to cease-fire; participants adamant to achieve permanent cease-fire; discussions taking place to provide security assistance to Lebanese government; agreement to hold meeting for donor countries
  • 15:42 Italian foreign minister Massimo D'Alema reads closing statement of Rome conference
  • 15:40 Rome conference on Lebanese conflict concludes
  • 15:36 Rice in press conference shortly
  • 15:34 Chirac: France can play large role in international force in Lebanon
  • 15:32 Chirac: we want cease-fire, political commitment and international force capable of firmly implementing this commitment
  • 14:52 Hezbollah rockets target settlements of Kiryat Shmona, Gonen and Kfar Sold
  • 14:45 Prime minister Siniora: Lebanon will take legal measures against Israel for compensation of damages and losses
  • 14:26 Yedioth Ahronot: Over 25 injured among Golani battalion in Bint Jbeil clashes
  • 14:20 EU describes Israeli shelling of UN forces unacceptable and calls for investigation
  • 14:11 Haaretz: Hezbollah rockets target Tabarayya (Tiberius)
  • 14:04 Hundreds of Lebanese and Arabs demonstrate in front of Israeli embassy in Washington for cease-fire in Lebanon
  • 14:04 Israeli defense committee chief: determined to achieve goals in Lebanon
  • 14:02 Haaretz: renewed Hezbollah shelling of Galilee
  • 13:56 Israeli press: clashes in Bint Jbeil are moving from house to house and Israeli army sustains great losses
  • 13:53 Prime Minister Fouad Siniora from Rome: they bring destruction and call it peace
  • 13:49 Egyptian President Husni Mubarak: chaos may spread across Middle East if hostilities continue between Hezbollah and Israel
  • 13:47 Egyptian President Husni Mubarak: there is agreement between Egypt and Saudi Arabia that Rome conference must come up with clear and definite resolution for cease-fire and rescue Lebanese people; no solution can be achieved before cease-fire is implemented and destruction stopped
  • 13:42 Reuters: 418 killed in Lebanon since beginning of hostilities
  • 13:34 Hezbollah rockets target Haifa, injuring many
  • 13:27 At least 11 Hezbollah rockets fall on Carmail
  • 13:14 Renewed Hezbollah shelling of Akka (Acre), Carmail and Safad; one rocket strikes empty apartment and another hits electrical appliances warehouse, injuring several people
  • 13:05 Israel admits 13 soldiers injured in Bint Jbeil hostilities
  • 12:35 News of 35 Israeli soldiers injured in Bint Jbeil
  • 12:35 Heavy Israeli flights over al-Zahrani
  • 12:25 Israelis remove bodies of Lebanese fighters killed from battleground
  • 12:05 Environment Ministry recommends citizens keep away from polluted areas on coast
  • 11:55 Israeli air strike on Aaitit, Maarake and Wadi al-Aaziyeh
  • 11:50 Some 150 injured Lebanese evacuated to Jordan
  • 11:45 al-Hurra TV: France suggests draft resolution at Rome conference as solution
  • 11:40 Israeli military source: 9 Israeli soldiers killed and 25 injured in Bint Jbeil
  • 11:26 Renewed Hezbollah shelling of Haifa
  • 11:25 Rome conference begins discussions today on Lebanese crisis; Israel not participating in summit
  • 11:20 Israeli airplanes drop pamphlets over Saida (Sidon) listing names of nine Hezbollah fighters killed
  • 11:10 Finland calls for Israeli investigation regarding attack on UN forces
  • 10:55 Hezbollah rockets hit Haifa, resulting in breakout of fires and two injured, one seriously
  • 10:52 Israeli forces mass additional units on northern border overnight
  • 10:50 Mubarak: Egypt will not enter war against Israel
  • 10:40 Delegations continue to arrive in Rome to participate in discussions on Lebanese crisis
  • 10:30 Beijing confirms Chinese UN observer killed in southern Lebanon
  • 10:30 Jordanian plane carrying supplies lands in Beirut airport
  • 10:22 Three Jordanian military planes to land in Beirut airport carrying UN supplies
  • 10:20 410 Lebanese killed since start of Israeli attack on Lebanon
  • 10:15 Renewed shelling of Haifa and Tabaraya (Tiberius)
  • 10:00 One Israeli soldier killed and five wounded in fierce confrontations in Bint Jbeil
  • 09:31 Israel takes Nasrallah’s statements seriously and is ready to face Hezbollah’s rockets
  • 09:29 Power outage in Marjeyoun and surrounding villages after shelling of power station
  • 09:26 Israeli shelling on outskirts of Baraashit, Shaqra and Tibnine
  • 09:18 China denounces Israeli shelling of international forces base in southern Lebanon
  • 09:14 Indian division rescues bodies of four UN observers killed in al-Khiam
  • 09:07 Hezbollah in fierce clashes with Israelis in Tal Masoud and Aitaroun, Maroun al-Ras and Bint Jbeil triangle
  • 08:02 Five Hezbollah rockets fall on Tabarayya (Tiberius)
  • 08:00 One Israeli soldier killed and five wounded in Bint Jbeil
  • 03:48 Precarious calm on all fronts
  • 03:40 Kofi Annan expresses pain and displeasure at apparently intentional Israeli attack on UN barracks
  • 03:32 Israel expresses regret for killing of four UN observers
  • 03:26 US Democrats criticize Iraqi Prime Minister al-Maliki’s comments on Israel
  • 03:20 Aid agencies warn of imminent humanitarian crisis in Lebanon
  • 02:50 Maronite Patriarch Nassrallah Sfeir: Lebanon is passing through most critical period it has ever known; he called on Lebanese to strengthen their unity to overcome present crisis and to keep Lebanon free, democratic and independent.
  • 02:32 Israeli airplanes circle over Amshit and Batroun
  • 02:20 Large number of Lebanese in Bahrain demonstrate in front of Lebanese embassy in support of Lebanon
  • 02:15 Kofi Annan asks Israel to investigate its “targeting” of UN barracks
  • 02:10 Reuters: Israel says it has killed Hezbollah commander in today’s clashes in southern Lebanon
  • 02:00 20 people killed in Israeli shelling of southern Lebanon and Bekaa today
  • 01:21 Hezbollah foil Israeli ground advance and destroy Merkava tank in Bint Jbeil
  • 01:20 Hezbollah halts Israeli advance towards Center 17
  • 00:19 Four UN observers killed in Israeli shelling near al-Khiam
  • 00:14 Manar TV to broadcast statement by Hezbollah Secretary General Hassan Nasrallah
  • 00:02 al-Jazeera correspondent: Israeli air strike kills a cultural figure of Hezbollah
  • 00:01 Israeli shelling targets UN observer post in southern Lebanon; casualties reported

Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Mapping of Israeli assault: July 12-24

Minute by Minute:: July 25

Source: Tayyar, New TV and other news sources

  • 23:45 Iraqi prime minister Nouri al-Maliki demands cease-fire in Lebanon, in opposition to Bush’s stand
  • 23:35 Tunisian president Zein al-Abbidine Bin Ali calls for cease-fire in Middle East
  • 23:10 Russia and Saudi Arabia for cease-fire in Lebanon
  • 22:58 Berri: Rice’s basket of ideas to Lebanese government did not mention two Israeli soldiers
  • 22:49 Renewed Israeli strikes on outskirts of al-Zrariyyeh
  • 22:40 US Department of State senior official: disablement of Hezbollah capabilities requires time
  • 22:35 Two Israeli soldiers injured in upper Galilee
  • 22:23 Bush: our goal is to enforce permanent peace in Lebanon, not temporary peace
  • 22:24 Continued Israeli air strikes on Litani river
  • 22:15 Two Israeli soldiers injured in air strike on Mtoula
  • 22:10 Rice refuses temporary cease-fire
  • 22:01 3 Israeli soldiers injured in Bint Jbeil
  • 22:00 UN spokesman confirms Israeli capture of Bint Jbeil
  • 21:57 Israel warplanes circle over al-Matn and Keserwan
  • 21:45 Israeli warplanes circle over South Lebanon
  • 21:40 Eight Hezbollah rockets target Ma’alot and one falls on Carmiel, minor injuries reported
  • 21:02 Israeli police arrest four people in Haifa protesting against war
  • 20:58 Israeli police: Hezbollah launches 16 rockets on Haifa causing several casualties
  • 20:22 Israeli army operations near Aitaroun
  • 20:21 Morocco and UAE confirm their solidarity with Lebanon
  • 20:20 President Mubarak arrives at al-Baha to meet with Saudi king
  • 20:19 Israeli police disperse demonstrators against war in Haifa
  • 20:18 Putin and al-Faisal attempt to find solutions acceptable to disputing sides
  • 20:17 EU works to form international force to aid Lebanese government in disarming Hezbollah
  • 20:16 Red Cross declares some Lebanese villages not receiving aid
  • 20:04 Israel releases two Lebanese arrested in southern Lebanon
  • 20:02 Blair is increasingly criticized for stand on conflict in Lebanon
  • 19:44 Israeli air strikes on villages in district of Sour (Tyre)
  • 19:33 Hezbollah announces shelling of settlements of Kiryat Shmona, Gonen, Kfar Sold, Sidi Eliezer and Ramot Naftali
  • 19:14 Hezbollah rockets target Safad and surrounding areas
  • 19:11 Maariv: 10 buildings destroyed in latest air strikes on Beirut’s southern suburbs
  • 18:49 Iranian President Ahmadinajad: storm approaches Middle East and he who plants wind, harvests storm
  • 18:39 Peretz: Israel will maintain security zone in South Lebanon
  • 18:38 Jerusalem Post: casualties among troops in Israeli armored unit in Maroun al-Ras after coming under fire from Hezbollah
  • 18:33 Israeli air strikes and shelling on southern suburb of Beirut
  • 18:24 Hezbollah mourns death of two fighters and two medics, while Amal mourns three fighters and Communist Party two fighters
  • 18:09 Four Israeli airplanes drop eight bombs on former al-Khiam prison
  • 17:58 Hezbollah says fierce battles on outskirts of Bint Jbeil, not inside town
  • 17:43 Hezbollah rockets target Haifa and northern Israel
  • 17:39 Ongoing Israeli air strikes on southern suburb of Beirut
  • 17:27 Israeli chief of armored vehicle forces: our troops have entered Bint Jbeil and we can enter Beirut if our government decides
  • 17:15 Israeli air strikes on southern suburb of Beirut target Sayyed al-Shuhada complex and wall, as well as petrol station on Abdelnour Street and Hashem petrol station in al-Jamous
  • 16:59 Haaretz: Hezbollah rockets target Kiryat Shmona, Safad and Nahariya
  • 16:54 Ten Israeli air strikes on southern suburb of Beirut in less than ten minutes
  • 16:44 Renewed bombardment and air strikes on southern suburb of Beirut after several hours of calm
  • 16:42 Israeli air strike on road leading to Sere’en in Bekaa, one person killed
  • 16:37 Israeli Defense Minister Amir Peretz announces Israel will maintain security zone on border until arrival of International forces to maintain security
  • 16:31 Reuters: According to Israeli army sources, 2 Israeli soldiers killed in clashes in Bint Jbeil today, 20-30 Hezbollah fighters killed
  • 16:26 Israeli prime minister Ehud Olmert: Israel has strength and determination to continue fight against Hezbollah until its defeat
  • 16:24 Prime minister Fouad Siniora leaves for Italy to participate in Rome conference heading delegation of ministers: communications: Marwan Hemadeh, finance: Jihad Azour, defense: Elias El Murr, foreign affairs: Fawzi Salloukh along with Michel Pharaon and Tarek Mitri
  • 16:09 Israeli air strike on outskirts of Deir Kanoun Ras al-Ain
  • 16:08 Hezbollah rockets injure 66 settlers this morning
  • 15:46 Haaretz: new round of Hezbollah rockets fall on Hatzor and Safad
  • 15:33 Heavy Israeli air strikes resume on al-Khiam
  • 15:22 Israeli air strike on Kafra- Ain Zhalta road in Shouf Cedars Reserve
  • 14:47 Haaretz: Gollani battalion units surround Bint Jbeil, 8 wounded in battles
  • 14:41 Warning sirens in Haifa and Tabarayya (Tiberius)
  • 14:38 al-Arabiyya correspondent: shelling of Nabatiyeh destroys industrial area
  • 14:36 Israeli girl killed and thirty others wounded in Hezbollah shelling of northern Israel
  • 14:23 Conflicting reports on Israeli occupation of Bint Jbeil; fierce clashes continue
  • 14:17 UN forces: Israeli army trying to advance towards Yaroun
  • 14:15 Heavy Israeli shelling on Bint Jbeil, 400 families caught in shelter in middle of town
  • 14:10 Israel allows humanitarian aid for Lebanon through Beirut airport
  • 14:08 Israeli army commander informs Knesset that Syria has placed army on full alert
  • 14:06 Saudi Arabia contributes $500 million to rebuild Lebanon and $1 billion to Central Bank of Lebanon
  • 14:05 al-Jazeera correspondent: Israeli forces not fully in control of Bint Jbeil
  • 14:03 Saudi king warns of Middle East war if Israel does not stop attack
  • 14:01 Six Israeli air strikes on environs of al-Khiam, Ibl al-Saqi and al-Khiam/Marjeyoun road
  • 13:58 Lebanese army command calls on all soldiers and army reserve to help with relief work
  • 13:50 Nabih Berri: only solution is for Israelis to withdraw from Shebaa Farms and Kfarshouba hills, hand over landmine maps and exchange prisoners; afterwards if US wants comprehensive solution, Lebanon will be part of it
  • 13:37 Israeli shelling of populated area in Mays al-Jabal
  • 13:35 Renewed Israeli shelling of several villages near Sour (Tyre)
  • 13:30 Nabih Berri: Israelis lost number of tanks in Maroun al-Ras and were not able to advance; that is why every single house in Bint Jbeil is being demolished; there is no difference in outlook with Siniora
  • 13:24 Italian Prime Minister: main aim of Rome conference is implementation of ceasefire in Lebanon
  • 13:14 Nabih Berri to al-Arabiya TV: meeting with Rice was tense
  • 13:12 German News Agency: 25 injured in Haifa as result of Hezbollah shelling
  • 13:10 Fouad Siniora to lead Lebanese delegation to Rome
  • 13:05 Olmert in favor of continuing war, Rice calls for new Middle East
  • 13:01 Hezbollah shelling of Haifa results in many casualties
  • 12:50 Israeli army claims to control Bint Jbeil following fierce battles, but Hezbollah denies claims
  • 12:44 Israeli military air balloon flies over Southern Suburb of Beirut
  • 12:43 UN forces confirm battles in Bint Jbeil
  • 12:40 Samir Geagea after meeting with Siniora: ideas should include defining borders, prisoner exchange and Shebaa Farms
  • 12:38 Hezbollah shelling of Haifa targets house and bus
  • 12:30 Hezbollah shelling of Haifa injures 15 people, some in serious condition
  • 12:23 Five Hezbollah rockets target western Galilee close to Ma’alot settlement, damaging number of buildings
  • 12:20 al-Arabiya correspondent: Hezbollah rockets fall on Akka (Acre) and close to Nahariya
  • 12:16 Hezbollah shell Haifa
  • 12:15 Israeli air strike on Duwair, Toul, Zibqeen and populated neighborhoods in Bint Jbeil
  • 12:11 Israeli air strikes on populated neighborhoods in Hareess in Sour (Tyre)
  • 12:10 Hezbollah claims shelling Nahariya
  • 12:05 Three Israeli air strikes on three houses in Hareess; reports of casualties
  • 11:59 Siniora meets with Geagea in government Serail
  • 11:59 Israeli air strikes on Bareesh and al-Housh
  • 11:57 Olmert: we will continue fighting Hezbollah, but are not fighting Lebanese government
  • 11:55 Hezbollah confirms ongoing battles in Bint Jbeil
  • 11:50 Israeli air strikes on Marjeyoun and al-Khiam
  • 11:48 French ship carrying relief supplies turned back by Israeli warships
  • 11:34 Hezbollah statement on al-Manar TV denies that Israelis control Bint Jbeil; instead they are still on outskirts of town
  • 11:32 Rice states in Tel Aviv that solutions in Middle East must be long term and not temporary
  • 11:30 New TV and al-Jazeera: Four soldiers injured in battles in Bint Jbeil
  • 11:29 Israeli shelling on al-Abassiyeh, al-Bazouriyeh, Jabal al-Butm, Burj Rahhal and Burj al-Shemali
  • 11:25 Israeli Deputy Prime Minister on Al-Arabiya TV: no alternative but victory over Hezbollah
  • 11:18 Caritas appeals for help to evacuate citizens of Ain Ibl
  • 11:13 Israeli shelling on Ras al-Ain and air strikes on Tayr Dibba and al-Bazouriyeh
  • 11:09 Lebanese Industrialists Association Deputy President, Wajih al-Bizri: industrial sector losses in Lebanon over $100 million
  • 11:06 Bint Jbeil falls to Israelis, fierce battles taking place
  • 11:02 Israel uses banned fissile bombs in Lebanon
  • 11:00 Bashar al-Assad discusses situation with Annan; Olmert calls for excluding Syria
  • 10:55 al-Jazeera correspondent: warning sirens in Haifa for second time this morning
  • 10:45 Israeli air strikes on al-Khiam destroy two buildings; casualties expected
  • 10:32 Two Israeli warships appear off coast of Sour (Tyre)
  • 10:02 Washington Post: Rice calls for deployment of international force in Lebanon led by NATO
  • 09:54 Rice in Israel: time for emergence of new Middle East
  • 09:41 Ehud Olmert announces resolve to continue attack begun by Israel on Hizbullah
  • 09:25 Israeli air strikes on al-Khiam, Kfar Kila and Dibeen; Israeli shelling on outskirts of al-Qleileh, al-Mansoura and al-Hiniyeh
  • 09:17 Israeli radio announces army fighting in Bin Jbeil, village not fully under control yet. Israeli army spokesperson, meanwhile, announces Bint Jbeil fully under control
  • 09:09 Israeli shelling targets outskirts of Zibdeen
  • 08:41 Israeli TV: Israeli forces control Bint Jbeil
  • 07:15 Seven family members killed in Israeli air strike on Nabatiyeh
  • 03:38 Precarious calm on all fronts
  • 03:35 US human rights organization accuses Israel of using cluster bombs
  • 03:32 Kofi Annan requests one month extension for UNIFIL forces
  • 02:47 Over 1,600 Lebanese injured since start of war
  • 02:38 Around 400 Lebanese and 40 Israelis killed
  • 02:28 Egypt refuses to take part in international force in Lebanon
  • 01:35 Demonstration in Nicosia, Cyprus on Monday night, in support of Lebanese victims of conflict
  • 00:36 Rice to Israeli Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni: help put an end to humanitarian situation in Lebanon

Monday, July 24, 2006

Minute by Minute:: July 24

Source: Tayyar, New TV and other news sources

  • 23:48 French Foreign Minister Philippe Douste-Blazy confirms that calling for cease-fire in Lebanon cannot occur without disarming Hezbollah and release of two Israeli soldiers
  • 23:45 Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert insists Syria is not partner in diplomatic negotiations aimed at finding solution to crisis in Lebanon
  • 23:26 Hezbollah rockets hit settlements in northern Israel
  • 23:25 70% of Sukleen employees have left Lebanon
  • 23:21 Over 4,000 people took part in large demonstration in Tunisian capital this evening, denouncing continued Israeli aggressions on people of Lebanon and Palestine
  • 23:20 Arab Media Forum General Secretary, Madi Abdullah al-Khamis, denounced fierce and inhumane attacks that Lebanon has been subjected to by brutal Israeli forces
  • 23:18 UNICEF sent out urgent request for $23,845,000 to support children affected by current crisis in Lebanon and Syria, indicating that sum is part of overall appeal by UN agencies to provide relief to Lebanon, totaling $150 million
  • 23:17 4 UN peace-keeping forces: Israeli tank shell injures 4 Ghanaian soldiers
  • 23:16 Israeli chief of military intelligence declares in releases to Israeli press today that Lebanese Hezbollah has begun to activate dormant cells abroad planning attacks against Israelis; General Amos Yadlin confirmed in press conference: “Hezbollah attack units abroad have been reactivated”. In response to question, one expert stated Hezbollah has many members abroad
  • 23:09 Israeli chief of military intelligence declares in releases to Israeli press today that Lebanese Hezbollah has begun to activate dormant cells; Israeli reconnaissance planes assessing targets
  • 23:07 First tally of military operations on border between Hezbollah and Israeli army indicates drastic shift in military tactics employed by military wing of Hezbollah
  • 23:06 Yedioth Ahronot: 30% of Haifa residents leaving city
  • 23:05 Editorial board of ‘al-Haqa’eq’ magazine announces that building which houses their offices in Haret Hreik, al-Ghobeiri, Dourgham Street, has been completely destroyed
  • 23:04 Two successive Israeli air strikes on environs of southern town of Kfarsir at 9 pm
  • 23:01 International Committee of the Red Cross considers Israel in violation of international humanitarian law, which emphasizes sparing civilians and non-military personnel, in addition to medical and relief teams
  • 23:00 Hezbollah announces deaths of martyrs Mohammad Yousef Osseily and Mustafa Ali Zalzali
  • 22:57 Israeli air strike on Jbeil al-Baten
  • 22:45 UNDP issues appeal to donor countries for $13.6 million for Lebanese refugees
  • 22:40 South East Asia Foreign ministers call for immediate ceasefire under supervision of UN, accusing Israel of using unrestrained force in Lebanon
  • 22:35 Rice in Israel: any agreement has to present long term solution
  • 22:19 Israeli sources: Israeli soldier killed in clashes in Bint Jbeil
  • 22:13 AP: Speaker of Parliament Nabih Berri rejects Rice’s proposal, which contains conditions for ceasefire
  • 22:00 Around 2,000 protestors demonstrate in front of Israeli embassy in Paris, carrying Lebanese flags
  • 21:48 Renewed Israeli air strikes on southern suburb of Beirut
  • 21:32 Motorcycle targeted on road between Qana and Ain Ba’al, killing driver
  • 21:23 Renewed Israeli air strikes on Sour (Tyre)
  • 21:22 Israeli airplanes circles at low altitude above Beirut and southern suburb
  • 21:19 White House reasserts disapproval of ceasefire
  • 21:15 Israeli air strikes on Kfar Rumman and Nabatiyeh
  • 21:13 Fierce battles near Bint Jbeil
  • 21:12 Fires break out in fields of Kiryat Shmona as result of Hezbollah shelling
  • 20:54 Rice arrives in Israel
  • 20:47 US dedicates $30 million in emergency aid to Lebanon
  • 20:24 Israeli air strikes on Nabatiyeh
  • 19:44 Rice leaves Lebanon for Cyprus on way to Israel
  • 19:43 Israeli sources: two pilots killed in military helicopter crash in northern Israel
  • 19:40 Intense Israeli air strikes on Iqlim al-Tuffah in attempt to isolate it from Nabatiyeh
  • 19:39 AFP: Israeli shelling kills seven Lebanese, including children, and injures nearly 42
  • 19:07 Hezbollah rockets hit Kiryat Shmona during Israeli president Moshe Katsav’s visit to settlement
  • 18:47 Israeli air strikes on Tallet Hamamess in Bint Jbeil, reports of people killed and injured under rubble
  • 18:45 Meeting at US embassy in Awkar that brought Rice together with majority MP group included light lunch of sandwiches and fruit. Ex-president Amin Gemayel was at center of majority MP group, flanked by MP Walid Jumblatt and Minister Nayla Mouwad
  • 18:40 al-Jazeera: Israeli air strike on Sour (Tyre)
  • 18:39 Israeli press: 80 rockets landed in Israel today, injuring 30 people
  • 18:38 During visit in Beirut, Rice proposed setting up security zone between Lebanon and Israel in southern Lebanon, in addition to deploying Lebanese army and promoting role of UNIFIL in area
  • 18:37 Egypt will demand immediate ceasefire between Israel and Hezbollah at international conference to be held in Rome on Lebanese crisis
  • 18:35 Fierce clashes continue around Bint Jbeil in southern Lebanon
  • 18:26 New TV: meeting between Rice and Berri ends with no agreement
  • 18:17 Warning sirens in Safad
  • 18:11 Thousands of Sudanese demonstrate in Khartoum in support of Hezbollah
  • 18:11 Egyptian – Saudi summit tomorrow to discuss war in Lebanon
  • 18:10 Blair hopes that plan for Lebanon will be completed within days
  • 18:08 Hezbollah shells Safad and Haifa with tens of rockets
  • 18:00 Secretary of State Rice meets with MP majority group in US embassy in Awkar; prominent among those present is MP Walid Jumblatt
  • 17:49 Israeli air strike on Sour el Hosh road near Lebanese Army barracks
  • 17:28 Large fires break out in Misgav Am, Kiryat Shmona and Manara settlements
  • 17:13 Blair in joint press conference with Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri Maliki: I want Israelis and Hezbollah to stop fighting, which is why we must have plan and international forces to forge security zone between Israel and LebanonMaliki: There is silence surrounding what Israel is doing to Lebanon
  • 17:06 Rice leaves Ain al-Tineh for US embassy in Awkar without releasing statement
  • 17:04 Blair hopes plan in place within days to stop war in Lebanon
  • 16:56 Fierce Israeli shelling on Safad al-Batteekh kills 4 and injures over 20
  • 16:44 Rice expresses deep concern over deterioration of humanitarian conditions in Lebanon
  • 16:39 Several Hezbollah rockets hit town of Tabaraya (Tiberius)
    16:37 Hezbollah says it has shelled Haifa again, expanding scope of shelling to settlement of Kiryat Bialik
  • 16:31 Israeli air strikes on house in Nabatiyeh and town center of Kfarjouz in southern Lebanon
  • 16:29 British Prime Minister Tony Blair continues to oppose cease-fire in Lebanon
  • 16:21 Rice will head to US embassy after meeting with Berri to meet with 14 March group members currently at embassy, including Walid Jumblatt, George Adwan, Amin Gemayel and others
  • 16:21 Rice heads to Ain al-Tineh to meet with Speaker of Parliament, Nabih Berri
  • 16:13 Warning sirens in Haifa and Krayot
  • 16:09 Israeli air strikes on al-Bayyada and al-Mansouri in Sour (Tyre)
  • 15:57 UN team heads to Syria and Iran for discussions on Lebanon
  • 15:51 Haaretz: 11 people injured in today’s clashes in Maroun al-Ras and Bint Jbeil
  • 15:49 Renewed Israeli air strikes on Nabatiyeh and Sour (Tyre)
  • 15:46 New round of Hezbollah rockets hit Haifa, Nahariya and Shlomi; one person injured
  • 15:41 Two Hezbollah fighters killed in clashes today
  • 15:33 Rice still in meeting with Prime Minister Siniora
  • 15:30 Haaretz: Hezbollah rockets hit two adjacent buildings in Nahariya; no injuries
  • 15:28 Israeli air strikes on Ma’aliya and Ras al-Ain south of Sour (Tyre)
  • 15:24 Ambulance targeted on Nabatiyeh’s main road
  • 15:18 Israeli air strikes on Nabatiyeh injure three
  • 15:14 Haaretz: Troops from Golani Battalion enter southern city of Bint Jbeil
  • 15:10 Hezbollah rockets hit Haifa
  • 15:08 Warning sirens in Haifa
  • 15:06 Jordanian King arrives in Kuwait to discuss situation in Lebanon
  • 15:03 Germany expresses belief that there are indicators for diplomatic resolution of crisis in Middle East
  • 15:00 Israeli air strikes on Nabatiyeh, extend to Ghandour Hospital
  • 14:56 Israeli army warns residents of Abraj al-Nada in Beit Lahia to evacuate homes ahead of shelling
  • 14:50 Haaretz: Hezbollah rockets hit Safad
  • 14:33 Four Israeli air strikes on Kfar Hamam
  • 14:30 Israeli sources: commander of artillery brigade is killed in battles on Lebanese – Israeli border
  • 14:18 Rice arrives at Government Serail; meets with Lebanese Prime Minister Fouad Siniora
  • 14:07 Hariri: Lebanon not playground for Israel to use whenever it wants; there are discussions to bring foreign forces to Lebanon; Lebanon has been invited to Rome and it is still too early for us to express our position; half-solutions are not solutions for conflict, we need comprehensive solution; we have paid high price for our conflict with Israel, unmatched by any other country
  • 13:56 EU foreign policy chief Javier Solana after meeting Saad al-Hariri: effective forces are needed to maintain Lebanon’s sovereignty; when we say new Middle East, we mean one that lives in peace; we have called for this for long time and still do; there are issues with the Palestinians and others, and we need comprehensive solution and progress towards peace
  • 13:39 Israeli army: six wounded in helicopter crash near border
  • 13:35 Israeli Army Chief of Staff Dan Halutz confirms Israeli forces have reached outskirts of Bint Jbeil; he conceded that his troops had met resistance from Hezbollah, saying that Israelis were advancing at slow pace after learning lessons from battle at Maroun al-Ras in order to avoid losses; Halutz revealed that Israel has photographic evidence that Hezbollah is in possession of rockets with 200 km range, ignoring when and how they will be launched
  • 13:31 Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert holds Lebanese Prime Minister Fouad al-Siniora responsible for safety of 2 kidnapped soldiers, following yesterday’s announcement by Foreign Minister Fawzi Saloukh that soldiers are in good health
  • 13:28 Israeli air strike on Nabatiyeh
  • 13:23 Israeli army: Golani Brigade fought fierce battles in Bint Jbeil to drive Hezbollah north
  • 13:18 Rice arrives in Beirut
  • 13:09 Two Israeli soldiers killed and 17 wounded in clashes on border
  • 13:04 Israeli helicopter crashes near Lebanese border
  • 12:58 Israeli sources: Israeli army might need one week to end campaign against Hezbollah
  • 12:51 Security forces heavily deployed across Beirut ahead of Rice’s arrival
  • 12:44 Haaretz: Over 20,000 settlers in Haifa want to leave country
  • 12:8 Israeli air strikes on Tayr Harfa, Majdal Zoun and Derdeghiya / al-Houmaira road
  • 12:34 Hezbollah confirms ongoing confrontations with Israelis near Maroun al-Ras
  • 12:25 Israeli Minister: Israel does not want to destroy Hezbollah but to stop it from returning to border
  • 12:22 Lawyers demonstrate against Israeli war on Lebanon in front of ESCWA headquarters in Beirut, calling for cease-fire
  • 12:19 US source confirms Rice’s visit to Beirut
  • 12:18 Israel instructs inhabitants of settlements near border to leave their homes
  • 12:07 Renewed Israeli bombing of Southern Suburb of Beirut
  • 12:04 US calls on Syria once again to put pressure on Hezbollah
  • 12:01 Israeli army admits one soldier killed and 8 injured in confrontation with Hezbollah
  • 11:59 Shimon Peres: we want serious international force in southern Lebanon; no matter who runs it
  • 11:59 Malaysian Minister of Foreign Affairs announces Islamic summit to discuss Israeli attack on Lebanon
  • 11:58 No casualties in Israeli air strike on parked truck on a roadside in Wadi Shahrour
  • 11:55 Israeli army threatens to destroy 10 houses in Southern Suburbs for every rocket that lands in Haifa
  • 11:50 Hezbollah announces destruction of fifth tank between Avivim settlement and Maroun al-Ras, resulting in several casualties and injuries among Israelis
  • 11:48 Fierce battles between Israelis and Hezbollah near border regions
  • 11:45 US Embassy and Fouad al-Siniora deny knowledge of Rice’s visit
  • 11:43 Israeli shelling of Derdghiya/Arzoun road near Sour (Tyre)
  • 11:41 Hezbollah confirms destruction of 4 Israeli tanks in confrontations near border
  • 11:31 Lebanese Government expects Rice to arrive in Beirut today
  • 11:26 Bolton: Syria does not need talks in order to know what is expected of her
  • 11:22 Bolton: Syria needs to pressure Hezbollah to return 2 Israeli soldiers
  • 11:17 US ambassador to UN John Bolton: Syria should pressure Hezbollah to stop shelling Israeli civilians
  • 11:15 Israeli air strikes on Aiteet, al-Sha’aytiyeh, al-Bazouriyeh and Wadi Jilo
  • 11:04 al-Jazeera correspondent: Hezbollah announces one Israeli soldier killed in Maroun al-Ras clashes
  • 11.00 Truck targeted by Israeli rocket on Bleibel / Wadi Shahrour road
  • 10:55 King Abdullah II arrives in Kuwait to discuss situation in Lebanon
  • 10:50 Israeli air strikes on Toura, al-Abasiyyeh and environs of Bareish in South
  • 10:29 Saudi Minister of Foreign Affairs Saud al-Faisal calls on Bush to intervene to stop Lebanese bloodshed
  • 10:14 Israeli ambulances rush to location of explosion in Maroun al-Ras
  • 10:12 News of destruction of Israeli tank by Hezbollah in environs of Maroun al-Ras
  • 09:55 Israeli tanks penetrate into environs of Maroun al-Ras
  • 09:02 Israel army announces that nine of its troops wounded in clashes with Hezbollah near Bint Jbeil
  • 08:58 Two killed and two wounded in Israeli air strike on al-Halousiyeh
  • 08:57 Israeli air strike on Hay al-Bayad in Nabatiyeh destroys two homes
  • 08:56 Five wounded and three homes destroyed in Israeli air strike on al-Duwayr
  • 08:44 Rice calls for urgent cease-fire that puts stop to Hezbollah threats to Israel
  • 08:34 Two killed and seven wounded in Israeli air strike on car in al-Ma’liyeh near Sour (Tyre)
  • 07:50 Fierce clashes between Hezbollah and Israeli army near Bint Jbeil
  • 04:05 Hezbollah Secretary General, Sayed Hassan Nasrallah tells al-Safir newspaper that Israeli ground incursion into Lebanon will have no political implications if it does not stop shelling of settlements in north occupied Palestine, something that has not happened so far, and will not happen in future. Nasrallah pointed out that during Israeli aggression in April 1996, resistance capabilities were lower, both in quality and quantity, while Israel occupied entire border strip in Lebanon, and still could not stop shelling of settlements. Nasrallah announced that priority now is stopping of Israeli aggression, and when time is right for serious discussion of ideas and initiatives, we will be ready to voice our opinions in framework adopted for solution
  • 03:04 Precarious calm envelops Lebanese regions
  • 02:42 Bolton refuses Syria’s offer for negotiations
  • 02:29 Israeli airplanes circle over South Lebanon
  • 01:30 al-Jazeera: Israeli army announces capture of two Hezbollah fighters in Maroun al-Ras
  • 01:25 381 killed in Israeli aggression on Lebanon until now
  • 0:55 Israeli rockets target al-Rashidiyeh Palestinian refugee camp
  • 00:30 Israeli air strike on two Red Cross ambulances in Sour (Tyre) transporting three wounded; all six ambulance medical personnel wounded

Sunday, July 23, 2006

Mapping of Israeli assault: July 12-22

Minute by Minute:: July 23

  • 23:48 al-Jazeera: 5 people injured in renewed Hizbullah shelling of Haifa
  • 23:18 Prince Saud al-Faisal after meeting Bush: details are left to Lebanese government and I will not reveal anything before Rice’s return
  • 22:57 Israeli army: Efforts to decrease Hizbullah’s rocket fire have failed
  • 22:34 Saudi Arabia will present new initiative for ceasefire
  • 22:29 Saudi Minister of Foreign Affairs arrives at White House for talks with President Bush and Secretary of State Rice
  • 22:22 Olmert supports deployment of European troops on border with Lebanon
  • 22:12 Israeli air strike on motorcycle in al-Qassmiyeh kills one and injures another
  • 21:44 Syria announces that it will work with Spain to implement ceasefire and hostage exchange
  • 21:23 Israeli Police Chief: We are preparing for possibility of more rockets targeting Haifa
  • 21:21 Strikes on vicinity of Ain Ba’al al-Hosh, Burj al-Shemali, Bazzouriyyeh and Ma’arakeh
  • 20:47 Five persons injured in Israeli air strike on Ma’arakeh
  • 20:29 Israeli air strike on ‘Aba and Qusaibeh in Nabatiyeh district
  • 20:06 6,000 people demonstrate in London in support of Israeli war on Lebanon
  • 20:00 Israeli air strike on al-Bissariyeh, hits water tank in town; no injuries reported
  • 20:06 6,000 people demonstrate in London in support of Israeli war on Lebanon
  • 19:45 Hezbollah rockets target Haifa, one person killed
  • 19:22 Residents of Baalback appeal to humanitarian organizations for milk for children
  • 19:20 Two Israeli air strikes on Hosh Basmeh in Sour (Tyre)
  • 19:10 Israeli air strikes result in break out of fires in factory area in Taanayel
  • 19:01 al-Jazeera: Saudi Arabia proposes plan that incorporates cease fire, prisoner exchange, resolution of Shebaa Farms issue and border security by NATO
  • 19:00 Foreigners continue to be evacuated from Lebanon amidst Israeli strikes
  • 18:57 Renewed warning sirens in Haifa
  • 18:40 Further Israeli air strikes on southern suburb of Beirut
  • 18:39 Warning sirens in Akka (Acre) and Carmiel
  • 18:32 New barrage of Hezbollah rockets target Israeli city of Haifa, injuring 5 people
  • 18:06 Hezbollah announces launch of hundreds of missiles on Akka (Acre), Safad and northern settlements
  • 17:51 Fierce shelling on Beirut's southern suburb continues
  • 17:41 Israeli air strikes on Beirut's southern suburb target area of al-Ruwais near Sayyed al-Shuhadaa compound
  • 17:38 Israeli police: further rockets fall on Haifa
  • 17:34 Israeli air strikes on southern suburbs of Beirut concentrated on Haret Hreik and Bir al-Abed
  • 17:25 Israeli air force launches 4000 air strikes on Lebanon since beginning of war
  • 17:10 Israeli air strikes on Beirut's southern suburbs resume
  • 16:35 One dead and one wounded in Israeli air raid targeting town of al-Mtariyyeh in al-Zahrani
  • 16:33 Israeli army declares it controls town of Maroun al-Ras in South Lebanon
  • 16:25 One dead and one injured in Israeli air strike on motorcycle in al-Matriya near the Litani
  • 16:24 Hizbullah launches more than 2,200 rockets on Israel since beginning of war
  • 16:23 Israeli air strikes on Mansouri, district of Sour (Tyre)
  • 16:22 AFP: Hizbullah hints at fall of Maroun al-Ras after violent clashes
  • 16:20 al-Jazeera: Qatar denies having proposed initiative to end Israeli war on Lebanon
  • 16:19 al-Arabiya correspondent: Israeli airplanes circle over Beirut
  • 16:17 Strikes on Alma al-Chaab
  • 16:12 Mayor of Sour (Tyre): situation is catastrophic and aid is requested
  • 16:09 Hizbullah rockets target Tiberius; Israel confirms 10 injured in bombing of Akka (Acre)
  • 16:06 Olmert notifies his government that attacks on Lebanon will last long
  • 16:04 Italian UN soldier wounded in Lebanon
  • 16:03 Hizbullah mourns 3 of its members and announces that Israeli army was able to enter Maroun al-Ras only after days of confrontations
  • 16:02 Demonstrations in Brussels, Belgium condemning Israeli attacks on Lebanon
  • 16:00 Governmental hospital in Tibneen appeals for immediate aid
  • 15:56 Israeli air strike on aerial transmission stations in hills of al-Sultaniyeh
  • 15:55 Israeli air strike on Kfar Zabad in Central Bekaa
  • 15:53 Artillery shelling in vicinity of Toleen
  • 15:48 al-Arabiya: percentage of hotel occupancy in Damascus has reached 100%
  • 15:42 Israeli air strike on Popular Front for Liberation of Palestine - General Command stronghold between Kfar Zabad and Faour in Central Bekaa15:37 Israeli air strike on al-Qleileh and Sidiqeen
  • 15:36 Israeli Broadcast: 3 settlers injured in Kiryat Shmona and rockets target Akaa (Acre)
  • 15:30 Village of Rmaish appeals for immediate medical and food aid
  • 15:22 Israeli missile hits small bus fleeing south and kills three civilians
  • 14:49 AFP Photographer Layal Nagib killed near Qana, east Tyre
  • 14:40 Hizbullah agrees to Lebanese government taking over negotiations concerning prisoner exchange
  • 14:36 Italian and French ships deliver medical and food supplies to displaced Lebanese civilians
  • 14:30 Two civilians killed and three injured in Israeli air strike this afternoon on town of Shiheen
  • 14:10 US Consul: majority of Americans wanting to leave Lebanon have been evacuated
  • 13.35: Pope calls for cease fire and start of negotiations
  • 13.28: Israeli Commander in Chief: we will decide if we need to perform ground military attacks
  • 13:14 Reuters quotes Syrian Information Minister: Syrian forces will intervene if Israel enters Lebanon and nears Syrian border
  • 13:12 Israeli surveillance airplanes circle over Kesrouan, Jbeil and northern area
  • 13:10 Defense Minister Amir Peretz: we encourage deployment of NATO-led peace keeping forces on Lebanese border
  • 12:50 Lebanese Foreign Minister: two soldiers captured by Hezbollah unharmed
  • 12:22 Israeli air strike on Nabatiyeh; casualties reported
  • 12:15 Hizbullah rockets hit Haifa
  • 12:12 Sirens heard in Haifa
  • 11:46 Tibneen Hospital requests medical aird, water, food for people feeling homes in Bint Jbeil
  • 11:45 Israeli air strike injures 3 civilians in car on Bedyas / Burj Rahhal road.
  • 11:44 Two killed and 12 wounded in shelling on Haifa
  • 11:30 Katyusha rockets fall on Teisheer near Haifa causing heavy destruction
  • 11:16 Israeli air strike at 10:30 over Ainata and Tibneen, three wounded
  • 11:15 Three Katyusha rockets fall on Haifa and environs, one person killed
  • 11:02 Sirens heard in Haifa and environs
  • 10:52 Explosion heard in Naharaya; no casualties
  • 10:48 Katyusha rockets land in Carma’el; no casualties
  • 10:41 German Foreign Minister visits Israel for discussions; Germany has always played important role in exchange of prisoners
  • 10:30 Israeli air strike at 9:40 over Bedyas and Burj Rahhal targets civilian car, injuring one person
  • 10:26 Israeli air strike at 9:30 am over A’aba and al-Qusaybeh
  • 10:16 Israeli ministers express reservations about expanding ground operations in Lebanon
  • 10:07 Israeli Government meeting to discuss Lebanese situation
  • 10:16 Israeli ministers express reservations about expanding ground operations in Lebanon
  • 10:07 Israeli Government meeting to discuss Lebanese situation
  • 09:55 Cyprus doubles effort to take in thousands fleeing Lebanon
  • 9:36 Lebanese Army Command calls retired officers and military personnel of varying ranks for reserve duty, in addition to lieutenants and ranking soldiers and reserves, to contribute to relief work, damage survey and emergency aid carried out by Lebanese army. Personnel should apply as of 2006/07/23 in their areas of residence, filling out necessary applications.
  • 08:34 Manar TV station building targeted in Beirut
  • 08:30 Industrial factory targeted on Damascus highway in Bekaa
  • 07:10 Three Katyusha rockets hit Upper Galilee, no casualties reported
  • 02:44 Six Israeli air strikes target Hayy al-Abiad near Sayed al-Shuhada complex in Beirut Southern Suburb
  • 02:41 Israeli shelling of Beirut Southern Suburb continues
  • 01:58 Israeli air strikes destroy al-Zahraa complex in Saida (Sidon), resulting in five wounded
  • 01:57 Israeli air strikes on Saida (Sidon) and Beirut Southern Suburb
  • 00:59 Total silence dominates most regions for first time since start of war on July 12
  • 00:54 French foreign minister: exchange of prisoners one of conditions for ceasefire
  • 00:49 Thousands of Israelis and Arabs demonstrated in Tel Aviv against murderous Israeli military campaign, calling for immediate release of Lebanese prisoners in Israel
  • 00:43 Around 7,000 people, including human rights organizations, parliamentarians and prominent politicians, demonstrated in London carrying flags that condemned “Israeli crimes in Lebanon”, criticizing at same time, US and UK policies in crisis
  • 00:37 Around 500 people take part in silent demonstration in Geneva to condemn Israeli aggression on Lebanon. Demonstrators carried coffin to symbolize death of UN conscience
  • 00:32 Over 1,000 people demonstrate in streets of Oslo, Norway, condemning complete Arab and international silence over crisis
  • 00:27 Over 20,000 people demonstrate in Australia against Israeli aggression on Lebanon
  • 00:13 Around 2,000 people demonstrate in Stockholm against Israeli aggression
  • 00:07 Hundreds demonstrate in Dutch capital, Amsterdam, against Israeli aggression on Lebanon