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# Gaza
Five-year-old girl among dead as Israel kills senior militant in strikes on Gaza
It comes four days after Israel closed its two border crossings with Gaza and restricted the movement of Israeli civilians living near the frontier.
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# Israel
Israel says it has recaptured four of six fugitive Palestinians
The six Palestinians tunnelled out of the Gilboa prison on Monday.
Voices
Explainer: Netanyahu staunchly supported Israeli settlements - what is the history of this controversial practice?
As Israel sees a change in leaders, Hannah McCarthy looks at the history of settlements and the controversy surrounding them.
# Flare Up
Israel strikes in Gaza in first attack since May fighting
Isreal said the attack was in retaliation for incendiary balloons launched from the territory.
Fresh clashes break out in Jerusalem, as Israel-Hamas ceasefire holds
Thousands of displaced Gazans have started going back to their homes to check for damage, while Israelis returned to normal life.
Israeli police have used sound bombs against Palestinians at Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa mosque, where clashes first broke out 11 days ago.
Celebrations were heard on Gaza streets in the minutes after the truce began, while in the occupied West Bank, joyful crowds took to the streets.
World leaders have welcomed the deal, with some pushing for more direct negotiation between Israel and Hamas
Mike Murphy: I witnessed first-hand the daily humiliation of Palestinians - we cannot remain silent
# Palestine
Israeli military escalates operation in Gaza but clarifies 'ground assault' announcement
Despite global alarm and diplomatic efforts to de-escalate Gaza hostilities, hundreds of rockets again tore through the skies.
# Israel
Israeli air strike destroys 12-storey building in Gaza
The attacks follow spiralling violence after unrest at a Jerusalem mosque.
# gaza strip
Ceasefire called in Gaza after fresh violence sees 8 members of same family killed in air strike
The Palestinian health ministry said that the Abu Malhous family was killed in the Israeli air strike earlier this week.
# Palestine
Gaza on 'state of alert' after three policemen killed by reported ISIS bombers
The police officers died at checkpoints last night.
# gaza strip
Ceasefire in place after more than 20 killed in violence between Gaza and Israel
At least 23 Palestinians and four Israelis have been killed.
# Conflict
3 Palestinians killed by Israeli fire as tens of thousands gather at Israel-Gaza border
Israel deployed several thousand troops along the border, with the anniversary coming at a sensitive time ahead of its 9 April elections.
# Tel Aviv
Israel vows to respond 'with force' after seven injured by rocket fired from Gaza Strip
The property was located in around 20km north of Tel Aviv.
# Conflict
Six people sentenced to death in Gaza Strip for 'collaborating' with Israel
Eight others were sentenced to hard labour ranging from six to 15 years.
# Irish Abroad
Edna O'Brien and nun working on Gaza Strip among diaspora receiving awards today
Ten people, chosen from 148 nominations, are set to be honoured by President Higgins today.
# Boycott
RTÉ won't sanction employees who refuse to travel to Israel for Eurovision
Campaigners have called for next year’s contest to be boycotted.
# mahmoud abbas visit
Ireland to give extra €1 million to help Palestinian refugees
Mahmoud Abbas met President Michael D Higgins, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Tánaiste Simon Coveney today.
# gaza strip
After Israeli strikes on Gaza following soldier's death, a ceasefire is holding steady
Israel did not confirm the ceasefire, which supposedly came into effect at midnight.
# gaza strip
Poll: Should Ireland expel its Israeli Ambassador?
Mary Lou McDonald has said that the Israeli Ambassador should “pack his bags and go” after recent deaths in the Gaza Strip.
# gaza strip
Gaza killings: Sinn Féin says Israeli ambassador should 'pack his bags' and be expelled
59 Palestinians were killed by Israeli forces during protests along the Gaza border against the US embassy opening in Jerusalem.
# Protests
55 Palestinians - including children under 16 - killed by Israeli troops as US opens its new embassy in Jerusalem
The surge in fatalities led South Africa to recall its ambassador in Israel “with immediate effect until further notice”.
# gaza strip
Israel's military investigating after video shows soldiers laughing after shooting Palestinian
The Israeli military confirmed the authenticity of the video today.
# gaza strip
16-year-old Palestinian boy shot dead as Gaza border protests continue
The protests are in support of refugees, including those in the Palestinian enclave who want to return to their former homes.
# War Crimes
Israel warns of 'retaliatory steps' as Palestine signs up to International Criminal Court
Benjamin Netanyahu called Israel’s soldiers “the most moral army in the world”.
# Attack
Egypt declares state of emergency in Sinai after bomb kills 30 soldiers
The bombing was carried out by a suspected jihadist who rammed a checkpoint with his explosives-packed vehicle.
# gaza strip
Senators have agreed to recognise Palestine as an independent state
The Seanad is now calling on the Dáil to do the same.
# Bombardment
"Over 100" Palestinians killed as Israel ramps up attacks on Gaza
Around 60 airstrikes have been carried out by Israeli forces today. The US says Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has asked for fresh help brokering a ceasefire.
# Operation Protective Edge
This is the Hamas Prime Minister's office after an Israeli air strike
Also hit was a Hamas-run television and radio station.
# heavy shelling
Three more children have been killed in Israeli raids on Gaza tonight
Eight children were killed earlier when a missile slammed into a public playground at a refugee camp.
# Viable ceasefire
Joan Burton: Above all else, the Israelis need to stand back from their actions in Gaza
The Tánaiste said that “viable ceasefire” is needed in the Middle East after a weekend of violence.
# gaza strip
Irish Government expresses 'strong concerns' with Israeli ambassador over situation in Gaza
Foreign Affairs Minister Charlie Flanagan said he registered the Government’s strong concern that over Israel’s ground operation.
# Fighting
19, including Israeli soldier, killed in Gaza overnight
The Israeli soldier is the second Israeli to die in the fighting, while 260 Palestinians have been killed.
# gaza strip
Four children killed by gunfire had 'gone to the beach to get away from shelling'
Israel has agreed to a five hour ceasefire, at least 220 Palestinians have been killed in Gaza.
# gaza strip
The Dublin Embassy of Israel says the country has a right to defend its citizens
Earlier today Israel accepted the Egyptian peace deal while Hamas rejected it.
# March
'We want justice' chants at Dublin Gaza rally, as conflict death toll tops 125
Around 1,500 people turned out for today’s solidarity march, as the two sides in the Gaza conflict continued to trade fire.
# gaza strip
More Palestinians killed as Obama offers to help broker Israeli peace deal
President Obama said the US would “facilitate a cessation of hostilities”.
# Operation Protective Edge
Israeli air strikes kill 20 more people in Gaza
The deaths bring to 70 the number of Palestinians killed since Tuesday.
# gaza strip
28 dead as Israel pounds Gaza Strip
The death toll has risen since Israel began air strikes on the region.
# Hamas
Israel approves call-up of 40,000 reservists for potential Gaza assault
Air strikes by the Israeli military are continuing today, leaving scores injured.
# Syria
‘It’s not a new photo’: Sinn Féin on picture of Chris Andrews with Bashar al-Assad
The photo of the party’s newest member was taken when the former Fianna Fáil TD visited Syria in 2009 and has re-emerged online in recent days.
# gaza strip
UN suspends food distribution to 25,000 Palestinian refugees
The decision was made after demonstrators angry at aid cuts stormed a UN depot.