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# gaza-strip - Friday 30 November, 2012

UN vote on Palestine should see 'substantive peace negotiations' - Tánaiste
# Palestine
# Palestine

UN vote on Palestine should see 'substantive peace negotiations' - Tánaiste

Nov 30th 2012, 10:47 AM 2,961 Views 24 Comments

The general assembly last night voted overwhelmingly to give Palestine non-member observer state status.

# gaza-strip - Monday 26 November, 2012

Israel's defence minister Ehud Barak says he's quitting politics
# Israel
# Israel

Israel's defence minister Ehud Barak says he's quitting politics

Nov 26th 2012, 9:40 AM 3,515 Views 15 Comments

There had been rumours that Barak planned to form a new political party but he has now announced his intention to leave politics altogether.

# gaza-strip - Thursday 22 November, 2012

Explainer: How Israel developed its 'Iron Dome' rocket defence system
# Conflict
# Conflict

Explainer: How Israel developed its 'Iron Dome' rocket defence system

Nov 22nd 2012, 10:13 AM 7,453 Views 131 Comments

Israel’s Iron Dome missile defence system has been used heavily over the last week. Here’s the story behind it…

# gaza-strip - Wednesday 21 November, 2012

Gaza conflict: Fighting rages amid continued efforts to reach peace deal
# Conflict
# Conflict

Gaza conflict: Fighting rages amid continued efforts to reach peace deal

Nov 21st 2012, 7:46 AM 2,795 Views 64 Comments

Israel is pushing for a long-term solution to the crisis as attacks on both sides of the Gaza border continued overnight.

# gaza-strip - Tuesday 20 November, 2012

PHOTOS: Israeli soldiers wait at Gaza Strip 'staging area'
# Gaza
# Gaza

PHOTOS: Israeli soldiers wait at Gaza Strip 'staging area'

Nov 20th 2012, 9:16 AM 7,303 Views 91 Comments

The images, taken earlier this morning, show soldiers asleep on military tanks, reading holy books and doing other everyday tasks such as brushing their teeth.

# gaza-strip - Monday 19 November, 2012

# gaza-strip - Sunday 18 November, 2012

Israel ready to 'significantly expand' Gaza operation
# Tensions
# Tensions

Israel ready to 'significantly expand' Gaza operation

Nov 18th 2012, 10:55 AM 5,563 Views 163 Comments

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said this morning that Israel is “extracting a heavy price from Hamas and the terror organisations”.

# gaza-strip - Wednesday 14 November, 2012

Senior Hamas military commander killed by Israeli air strike
# Middle East
# Middle East

Senior Hamas military commander killed by Israeli air strike

Nov 14th 2012, 4:20 PM 5,120 Views 130 Comments

Israeli said the death of Ahmed Jabari was the beginning of an operation to target militant groups throughout the Gaza Strip.

# gaza-strip - Sunday 19 August, 2012

Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads
# Sitdown Sunday
# Sitdown Sunday

Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads

Aug 19th 2012, 11:00 AM 86 Views 4 Comments

The very best of the week’s writing from around the web.

# gaza-strip - Sunday 12 August, 2012

Six dead as Egypt army presses Sinai drive: witnesses
# Egypt
# Egypt

Six dead as Egypt army presses Sinai drive: witnesses

Aug 12th 2012, 3:01 PM 2,374 Views 0 Comments

The Egyptian military sent more tanks and armoured vehicles to Sinai in an unprecedented campaign to capture or kill Islamic militants behind an attack on an army outpost that killed 16 soldiers on in early August.

# gaza-strip - Monday 2 April, 2012

Hunger strike prisoner deported to Gaza Strip
# Israel
# Israel

Hunger strike prisoner deported to Gaza Strip

Apr 2nd 2012, 5:01 PM 1,870 Views 10 Comments

Palestinian woman Hana Shalabi was on hunger strike for 43 days to protest against Israel’s policy of “administrative detention”. She must remain in the Gaza Strip for three years.

# gaza-strip - Tuesday 13 March, 2012

Ceasefire: Israel and Palestine halt strikes after four days of violence
# Middle East
# Middle East

Ceasefire: Israel and Palestine halt strikes after four days of violence

Mar 13th 2012, 11:52 AM 790 Views 20 Comments

Violence flared last week after Israel killed a militant commander in Gaza. In response, Palestinians fired rockets into areas along the border.

# gaza-strip - Saturday 10 March, 2012

Israeli airstrikes kill 14 as tensions flare in Gaza
# Middle East
# Middle East

Israeli airstrikes kill 14 as tensions flare in Gaza

Mar 10th 2012, 11:33 AM 1,443 Views 91 Comments

Palestinian militants have launched 92 rockets into Israel since yesterday alone.

# gaza-strip - Sunday 12 February, 2012

Hamas rift emerges over Palestinian reconciliation deal
# Hamas
# Hamas

Hamas rift emerges over Palestinian reconciliation deal

Feb 12th 2012, 1:20 PM 1,211 Views 2 Comments

A Qatar-brokered deal between Hamas’ leader and the Palestinian president has sparked a rift in Hamas.

# gaza-strip - Friday 9 December, 2011

Palestinian militants fire rockets into Israel after airstrike on Gaza
# Middle East
# Middle East

Palestinian militants fire rockets into Israel after airstrike on Gaza

Dec 9th 2011, 9:39 PM 1,806 Views 66 Comments

The latest exchange followed several days of violence in the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip.

# gaza-strip - Friday 18 November, 2011

Column: The Irish ship to Gaza wasn’t carrying aid – it was making a point
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: The Irish ship to Gaza wasn’t carrying aid – it was making a point

Nov 18th 2011, 12:10 PM 220 Views 94 Comments

The MV Saoirse has been criticised for not taking aid to Gaza – but its aim was to make a bigger statement about human rights, writes Laurence Davis.

# gaza-strip - Friday 11 November, 2011

Nine remaining Gaza activists expected back in Ireland today
# Gaza
# Gaza

Nine remaining Gaza activists expected back in Ireland today

Nov 11th 2011, 8:40 AM 713 Views 42 Comments

It follows yesterday’s confusion which saw only five of the seven activists due to fly home actually landing in Dublin late last night.

# gaza-strip - Thursday 10 November, 2011

Gilmore defends actions over Gaza activists amid confusion over deportation
# Gaza
# Gaza

Gilmore defends actions over Gaza activists amid confusion over deportation

Nov 10th 2011, 7:05 PM 1,535 Views 77 Comments

Two of the seven Irish activists due to fly home from Israel today have remained in Israel this evening.

# gaza-strip - Tuesday 8 November, 2011

Gaza activists set to return to Ireland after Israeli detention ends
# Gaza
# Gaza

Gaza activists set to return to Ireland after Israeli detention ends

Nov 8th 2011, 3:37 PM 951 Views 21 Comments

Arrangements are being made for the 14 Irish activists who were on a solidarity mission to the Gaza Strip to return home.

# gaza-strip - Monday 31 October, 2011

Two killed after Israeli aircraft strike Gaza Strip
# Gaza Strip
# Gaza Strip

Two killed after Israeli aircraft strike Gaza Strip

Oct 31st 2011, 9:47 AM 180 Views 2 Comments

Two men reported dead after Israeli aircraft struck the southern Gaza Strip targeting rocket-launching militants.

# gaza-strip - Sunday 30 October, 2011

Gaza militants offer ceasefire as attacks continue
# Gaza
# Gaza

Gaza militants offer ceasefire as attacks continue

Oct 30th 2011, 11:49 AM 316 Views 30 Comments

Ten people have died this weekend in some of the worse violence in the area in months.

# gaza-strip - Friday 2 September, 2011

UN: Israeli blockade of Gaza legal but troops' use of force excessive
# Palmer Report
# Palmer Report

UN: Israeli blockade of Gaza legal but troops' use of force excessive

Sep 2nd 2011, 1:11 PM 943 Views 135 Comments

A UN report on last year’s deadly Gaza flotilla raid has concluded that the blockade is legal but that the actions of the IDF were “excessive”. Turkey has reacted angrily – threatening to take the matter to the International Court of Justice.

# gaza-strip - Sunday 21 August, 2011

Southern Israel pounded from Gaza by Hamas militants
# Gaza Strip
# Gaza Strip

Southern Israel pounded from Gaza by Hamas militants

Aug 21st 2011, 1:41 PM 565 Views 31 Comments

Rocket and mortar attacks hit an empty school and dozens of other targets as diplomats try to quell the violence.

# gaza-strip - Tuesday 19 July, 2011

Israeli navy takes over Gaza bound ship
# Gaza
# Gaza

Israeli navy takes over Gaza bound ship

Jul 19th 2011, 12:49 PM 1,023 Views 38 Comments

The ship, carrying no aid, has been seized by the Israeli navy but no violence has been reported during the incident.

# gaza-strip - Sunday 17 July, 2011

Protest ship headed for Gaza but how will Israel react?
# Gaza
# Gaza

Protest ship headed for Gaza but how will Israel react?

Jul 17th 2011, 5:59 PM 701 Views 55 Comments

A protest ship, carrying no aid, is headed for the Hamas-run territory. Israel has said it will stop any attempt to breach its sea blockade of Gaza.

# gaza-strip - Friday 15 July, 2011

The week in photos
# Week In Photos
From The Daily Edge
# Week In Photos

The week in photos

Jul 15th 2011, 7:00 PM 2,281 Views 8 Comments

This is the week that was, in pictures.

# gaza-strip - Tuesday 5 July, 2011

The Daily Fix: Tuesday
# Daily Fix
# Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Tuesday

Jul 5th 2011, 7:47 PM 1,348 Views 1 Comment

In today’s Fix: DSK maid to sue over ‘prostitute’ claims; women advised to “floss for fertility”; and one quick way to rescue a kitten from a pipe.

French boat leaves Greece for Gaza as flotilla activists detained
# Gaza
# Gaza

French boat leaves Greece for Gaza as flotilla activists detained

Jul 5th 2011, 2:50 PM 733 Views 33 Comments

Pro-Palestinian group says vessel left Greece early yesterday Morning and has reached international waters.

# gaza-strip - Saturday 25 June, 2011

Minister questions need for Gaza flotilla
# Gaza Flotilla
# Gaza Flotilla

Minister questions need for Gaza flotilla

Jun 25th 2011, 2:53 PM 1,109 Views 77 Comments

Alan Shatter said the aid mission was a political protest.

# gaza-strip - Sunday 12 June, 2011

Trouble ahead? Hamas rejects Fatah's nominee for Palestinian prime minister, complicating unity deal
# Palestine
# Palestine

Trouble ahead? Hamas rejects Fatah's nominee for Palestinian prime minister, complicating unity deal

Jun 12th 2011, 4:34 PM 147 Views 1 Comment

Efforts to reconcile the two previously warring factions from the Gaza Strip and the West Bank have been hit once more by this latest setback.

# gaza-strip - Sunday 5 June, 2011

Fourteen people now dead as Israel opens fire on Syrian protesters along border
# Golan Heights
# Golan Heights

Fourteen people now dead as Israel opens fire on Syrian protesters along border

Jun 5th 2011, 5:50 PM 732 Views 10 Comments

Local doctors confirmed the death toll as Israeli soldiers opened fire on protesters who stormed the border into the Golan Heights which Israeli seized from Syria in 1967.

# gaza-strip - Saturday 28 May, 2011

Egypt reopens its borders to Gaza - for good
# Gaza
# Gaza

Egypt reopens its borders to Gaza - for good

May 28th 2011, 10:36 AM 142 Views 0 Comments

The Gaza Strip’s main gateway to the outside world is reopened by Egypt’s military leadership after four years of closure.

# gaza-strip - Saturday 9 April, 2011

18 Gazans dead as Israel continues to retaliate for rocket attacks by Hamas
Live Apr 9th 2011, 10:59 AM

18 Gazans dead as Israel continues to retaliate for rocket attacks by Hamas

# gaza-strip - Friday 8 April, 2011

Israel fires on Gaza killing militants as violence intensifies
# Gaza
# Gaza

Israel fires on Gaza killing militants as violence intensifies

Apr 8th 2011, 11:15 AM 223 Views 0 Comments

The attacks came in response to a Hamas rocket attack on an Israeli school bus near the border with the Gaza Strip on Thursday.

# gaza-strip - Thursday 31 March, 2011

Israel considering plans to build island off the coast of Gaza Strip
# Gaza Island
# Gaza Island

Israel considering plans to build island off the coast of Gaza Strip

Mar 31st 2011, 3:25 PM 711 Views 0 Comments

The island would cost billions and take years to construct but would protect Israeli security, according to the country’s government.

# gaza-strip - Wednesday 23 March, 2011

Gaza militants launch mortar attack on Israel
# Israel
# Israel

Gaza militants launch mortar attack on Israel

Mar 23rd 2011, 8:34 AM 402 Views 0 Comments

Israeli forces respond to rocket assault with airstrikes as tension between the two sides continues to escalate.

# gaza-strip - Tuesday 22 March, 2011

Air strikes on Gaza City injure 18 people
# Air Strikes
# Air Strikes

Air strikes on Gaza City injure 18 people

Mar 22nd 2011, 8:37 AM 242 Views 0 Comments

Strikes come after 56 mortar shells and rockets were fired from Gaza into Israel last week.