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Friday 1 December 2023 Dublin: 3°C

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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
'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.
More Palestinians killed as Obama offers to help broker Israeli peace deal
President Obama said the US would “facilitate a cessation of hostilities”.
Israeli air strikes kill 20 more people in Gaza
The deaths bring to 70 the number of Palestinians killed since Tuesday.
28 dead as Israel pounds Gaza Strip
The death toll has risen since Israel began air strikes on the region.
Israel approves call-up of 40,000 reservists for potential Gaza assault
Air strikes by the Israeli military are continuing today, leaving scores injured.
‘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.
UN suspends food distribution to 25,000 Palestinian refugees
The decision was made after demonstrators angry at aid cuts stormed a UN depot.
Former presidential candidate John Kerry to be new US Secretary of State
The veteran Democratic senator will succeed Hillary Clinton in the new year provided he is confirmed by his colleagues in the senate.
UN vote on Palestine should see 'substantive peace negotiations' - Tánaiste
The general assembly last night voted overwhelmingly to give Palestine non-member observer state status.
Israel's defence minister Ehud Barak says he's quitting politics
There had been rumours that Barak planned to form a new political party but he has now announced his intention to leave politics altogether.
Explainer: How Israel developed its 'Iron Dome' rocket defence system
Israel’s Iron Dome missile defence system has been used heavily over the last week. Here’s the story behind it…
Gaza conflict: Fighting rages amid continued efforts to reach peace deal
Israel is pushing for a long-term solution to the crisis as attacks on both sides of the Gaza border continued overnight.
PHOTOS: Israeli soldiers wait at Gaza Strip 'staging area'
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.
Israel ready to 'significantly expand' Gaza operation
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said this morning that Israel is “extracting a heavy price from Hamas and the terror organisations”.
Senior Hamas military commander killed by Israeli air strike
Israeli said the death of Ahmed Jabari was the beginning of an operation to target militant groups throughout the Gaza Strip.
Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads
The very best of the week’s writing from around the web.
Six dead as Egypt army presses Sinai drive: witnesses
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.
Hunger strike prisoner deported to Gaza Strip
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.
Ceasefire: Israel and Palestine halt strikes after four days of violence
Violence flared last week after Israel killed a militant commander in Gaza. In response, Palestinians fired rockets into areas along the border.
Israeli airstrikes kill 14 as tensions flare in Gaza
Palestinian militants have launched 92 rockets into Israel since yesterday alone.
Hamas rift emerges over Palestinian reconciliation deal
A Qatar-brokered deal between Hamas’ leader and the Palestinian president has sparked a rift in Hamas.
Palestinian militants fire rockets into Israel after airstrike on Gaza
The latest exchange followed several days of violence in the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip.
Column: The Irish ship to Gaza wasn’t carrying aid – it was making a point
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.
Nine remaining Gaza activists expected back in Ireland today
It follows yesterday’s confusion which saw only five of the seven activists due to fly home actually landing in Dublin late last night.
Gilmore defends actions over Gaza activists amid confusion over deportation
Two of the seven Irish activists due to fly home from Israel today have remained in Israel this evening.
Gaza activists set to return to Ireland after Israeli detention ends
Arrangements are being made for the 14 Irish activists who were on a solidarity mission to the Gaza Strip to return home.
Two killed after Israeli aircraft strike Gaza Strip
Two men reported dead after Israeli aircraft struck the southern Gaza Strip targeting rocket-launching militants.
Gaza militants offer ceasefire as attacks continue
Ten people have died this weekend in some of the worse violence in the area in months.
UN: Israeli blockade of Gaza legal but troops' use of force excessive
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.
Southern Israel pounded from Gaza by Hamas militants
Rocket and mortar attacks hit an empty school and dozens of other targets as diplomats try to quell the violence.
Israeli navy takes over Gaza bound ship
The ship, carrying no aid, has been seized by the Israeli navy but no violence has been reported during the incident.
Protest ship headed for Gaza but how will Israel react?
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.