Saturday, February 5, 2011

LIVE. Egypt: demonstration in support of Israeli Arabs

After a Friday when the mobilization was again very strong in Tahrir Square in Cairo and elsewhere in Egypt, demonstrators are entering their twelfth day of the revolt. Called the day of departure by the anti-Mubarak, this Friday has not yet led to the departure of the Head of State. But we are moving increasingly towards a transition that could be played by Omar Suleiman, the vice-president. 14.30. Chairman of the Exchange Khaled Serri said that reopening the stock exchange will also depend on the reopening of banks and a recovery of the normal sector and the restoration of full Internet services. The agency Mena said that banks will resume their activities from Sunday after being closed for seven days. However, branches located in shopping malls or supermarkets have suffered significant damage during the violence will remain closed. The stock market and banks are normally closed on Friday and Saturday and reopen on Sunday.
14.30. About 200 Israeli Arabs march in Nazareth in Galilee to express their solidarity with the protest movement in Egypt. The protesters claim the majority of Israeli Arab party Balad. Two members of this training, Hanin Zoabi Zahalkha and Jamal, attended the event. Israeli Arab community, made up of descendants of the 160, 000 Palestinians remained on their land after the creation of Israel in 1948, has 1.2 million people, or nearly 20% of the total population of the country. Egypt was the first Arab country to sign peace with Israel in 1979.
13h50. The Arab League announces the postponement of the third summit of Aspa (South America-Arab Countries) of 16 February in Lima. "The summit has been postponed and discussions are underway to set a new date," said Secretary General of the Arab League, Ahmed Ben Helli, explaining that the decision had been taken because "the current situation in Egypt and in other Arab countries. "
13.15. Michèle Alliot-Marie, welcomed the release of several journalists and a French researcher reported missing Friday and for which it had intervened with his Egyptian counterpart. The private channel Canal + has announced Friday the release of two journalists from a French news agency that worked for her, arrested Thursday by security forces in Cairo. But it remained without bnpouvelle a journalist working for the Arte channel and a researcher, a member of Amnesty International.
1:12 p.m.. The Cairo Stock Exchange will not reopen Monday as planned and a date for its resumption has not been set. On Thursday, state television announced the reopening. "The date of resumption of the Exchange will be decided in light of events, and the reopening will be announced 48 hours in advance," said President of the Exchange, Khaled Serri Siam.
13 hours. The failure of supply of gas from Egypt after the bomb attack against a pipeline will cost Jordan $ 3.5 million per day. After the attack, Egyptian authorities have cut supplies to two pipes of the pipeline, one delivering gas to Jordan and one in Israel. "The Egyptian gas covers 80% of the electricity needs of Jordan" which imports 6.8 million cubic meters of gas per day from Egypt, according to a Jordanian official.
24:36. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton praises the "restraint" of the Egyptian authorities during the protests on Friday, after the violence of the previous days.
12 hours. The protesters Tahrir Square remain grouped around the tanks to prevent their eventual departure, fearing further deadly attacks by supporters of President Hosni Mubarak. Some continue to keep the barricades they had erected in recent days, others are outright lying to the tank treads. 11.50. Israel agreed to temporarily suspend imports of Egyptian natural gas following the attack this morning against a gas pipeline in Egypt. Egypt is currently supply 40% of natural gas to Israel.
11:40. The Quai d'Orsay French researchers asked Egypt not to speak to the media about this country, on behalf of the duty and reserve officers for security reasons. This rule applies to the official "especially when talking about what is happening in the country where he received a residence permit and work," said the spokesman, Bernard Valero. "The second reason is that for safety reasons, there was a recommendation from the embassy to say do not do too much, do not show too publicly. If you come in France, you can express yourself, but here we must be careful. "
11:35. The Muslim Brotherhood does not want "the revolution is presented as a revolution of the Muslim Brotherhood, an Islamic revolution," said their spokesman Rashad al-Bayoumi, in an interview published Monday in Der Spiegel. "We remain in retreat" during the demonstrations, because "It is an uprising of the Egyptian people."
11.15. German Chancellor Angela Merkel calls on Egyptians to show patience, pointing out that the change in the country has to be conducted "in light of his own experience of German reunification. "There will be changes in Egypt, but they must be constructed, peaceful" she says, recalling the situation in Germany in 1989. "We did not wait a single day."
10:50. The Egyptian opposition and Nobel Peace Prize, Mohamed ElBaradei announced he wants to discuss "preferably soon" with the staff of the Egyptian army, to organize "a transition without bloodshed," in Spiegel in an interview published Monday.
10:45. The Quartet of Middle East met in Germany to show that despite the deadlock in Israeli-Palestinian negotiations and the vagaries of the Egyptian crisis, the resumption of the peace process remains on the agenda. A possible change of regime in Egypt poses great uncertainties, the country that signed a peace treaty with Israel in 1979 criticized in the Arab world.
10.40. Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak met Saturday with the new government ministers, official MENA news agency reported. This is the first meeting of President with Ministers since the sacking of former government last week. Hiosni Mubarak met with Prime Minister Ahmed Shafik and the Ministers of Petroleum, Trade, Finance, Social Solidarity and the Governor of the Central Bank, said Mena.
10:15. An important military security protects the Cairo Museum. A measure taken to prevent any further attempt of looting. Last week, hackers have managed to enter the museum and, seeking gold, smashed windows and damaged 70 objects.
9:59. A manhunt was launched to find the assailants pipeline Lehfen in Sinai, which Israel supplies. Recently, Israel said he was worried more for its natural gas supplies from Egypt. Fears fueled by statements of Mohammed Ghanem, an Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood leader (opposition), which called for "blocking the Suez Canal and to halt gas supplies and oil." For now, there is no clear whether the attack is directly linked to the protest against Hosni Mubarak. 9:45. According to Israeli public radio, the attack on the pipeline near the town of Lehfen the Gaza Strip at dawn was committed to using a small explosive charge. The explosion would have only minor damage and the fire was confined to three hours. Gas supplies to Israel and Jordan were temporarily cut off, according to emergency preparedness procedures.
9.30. According to Le, arms sales from France to Egypt have been suspended. According to the website, Francois Fillon said he suspended the export licenses for military equipment to Egypt on 27 January.
9:02. Dozens of protesters trying to prevent the tanks from the army to leave Tahrir Square, as they pretend to do so. Protesters fear of violence after the departure of the army. They sat on the ground around tanks positioned to access the site as soon as the engines are started. A few yards away, some 200 other protesters are calling the army to stay put under the eye of the officers present. The protesters also tried to convince the soldiers not to remove the burnt out vehicles that serve as barricades to protect against possible attacks by pro-Mubarak camp. 8:40. The gas terminal supplying Israel attacked on Saturday morning is near the Gaza Strip. The site manager confirmed that the attackers were led an assault against the terminal and pipeline Zouwayed Sheikh in Sinai, just 10 kilometers from the Gaza Strip. The assailants blew up the pipeline.
8.20am. Attack against a gas terminal which supplies Israel, according to an official site.
8 hours. The Qatari satellite channel Al-Jazeera announced that the director of its office in Cairo and one of its journalists were arrested after the ransacking of the office. The Egyptian authorities have banned since January 30 at the chain, which largely covers the uprising against President Hosni Mubarak, to work in Egypt. Al-Jazeera has always had tense relations with the Egyptian government.
7 hours. The Vice-President Omar Suleiman will meet in the day figures to organize the transition to Hosni Mubarak.
3h45. Egyptian Minister of Finance Samir Radwan apologized for all cases of "abuse" inflicted on journalists and demonstrators by security forces in Egypt, in an interview on CNN.
3:10. The NGOs of Human Rights Amnesty International announces that two of its employees arrested in Cairo the day before were released. Two employees of Amnesty, HRW employees, seven Egyptian activists, a French journalist, a Portuguese and nine lawyers were arrested Thursday and taken under military escort, during a raid against the Hisham Mubarak Center.
1:10 am. The Inter American Press Association (IAPA) calls the Egyptian authorities to respect international treaties on protection of journalists' work, after acts of violence and censorship suffered by them in the country.
0:54. Of Argentine leftists in Buenos Aires and members of the large Arab community in Sao Paulo show with cries of "Long live the Arab revolution" and "Down with the Pharaoh, demanding the resignation of President Hosni Mubarak.
0:40. Of gunfire are heard on Tahrir Square. For several minutes they sow panic among the crowd of anti-government protesters who are still together. Friday, 23h 50. Several hundred demonstrators gathered at Times Square in New York to demand the immediate departure of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak. "Let him go Mubarak!" Chanted the demonstrators, waving Egyptian flags and holding placards that read that "The United States must stop helping the regime of Mubarak."
Video. Demonstration in support of the Egyptian people in New York.

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