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# Gaza

Last week
22nd January 2023 - 28th January 2023
# Palestine
Israel and Gaza fighters trade fire after deadly West Bank raid
The Israeli strike killed nine Palestinians, including at least seven militants and a 61-year-old woman.
Last year
2022
# Palestine
Israel carries out air strikes on Gaza after rocket fired from Palestinian enclave
There was no immediate claim for the attack, the first in a month according to the army.
# New York
Occupied Territories Bill would not make any 'practical difference', says Taoiseach
The Taoiseach has said the situation in the occupied Palestinian territory is untenable.
# Jerusalem
Eight wounded after attacker opens fire in gun attack on Jerusalem bus
A pregnant woman is among the injured with two victims described as critical.
# West Bank
Three Palestinians killed and dozens wounded as Israel mounts West Bank raid
Israel agreed to a truce with Palestinian militants in Gaza at the weekend.
# Palestine
Israel agrees to truce as Gaza death toll rises to 31, including six children
The health ministry also said that 265 people in Gaza have been wounded since Friday.
# Gaza
Coveney 'deeply concerned' about Gaza escalation and impact of strikes on civilians
Health authorities in Gaza said 12 people have been killed, including a five-year-old girl. Minister Simon Coveney has said he is “deeply concerned” about the escalation.
# 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.
# Middle East
Two Palestinians shot dead by Israelis in occupied West Bank
At least 18 Israelis have been killed in five attacks since March.
Voices
Former AG of Israel: With great sadness I conclude that my country is now an apartheid regime
Michael Benyair, former Attorney General of Israel, agrees with Amnesty International.
All time
# Protests
Israeli warplanes bomb Gaza after border clashes
The escalation comes three months since Israel and Hamas reached a truce following their deadliest fighting in years.
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.
# Ceasefire
Hamas says Gaza calm depends on Israeli actions in Jerusalem
Israel and Hamas fought an 11-day war earlier this month that killed more than 250 people.
# United Nations
UN human rights body orders probe of 'systematic' abuses in Israel, Palestinian areas
The resolution will spur an unprecedented level of scrutiny on abuses and their “root causes” in the decades-long conflict.
Voices
Retired Colonel Dorcha Lee: Is there a role for international peacekeepers in Gaza?
Civilians who have survived the latest round of violence deserve better, writes Lee.
# Gaza
UN Security Council calls for 'full adherence' to Gaza ceasefire
Members have also stressed “the immediate need for humanitarian assistance to the Palestinian civilian population”.
# Palestine
Gaza ceasefire holding, despite some clashes, as aid arrives
International focus has turned to the reconstruction of the bomb-shattered Gaza Strip.
# Gaza
Israel and Hamas agree to ceasefire to end 11 days of heavy violence
The agreement would close the heaviest round of fighting between the bitter enemies since a 50-day war in 2014.
Voices
A mother in Gaza: 'When we hear an explosion, I tell my daughter it's just loud, but not near. I know this could be a lie'
Rana Abdallah says the people of Gaza just want their children to live in peace.
# Gaza
Greens discuss councillors' call to support Occupied Territories Bill as Coveney says Ireland will continue to speak up
A group of Green Party councillors have called on their Dáil colleagues to support a boycott on goods from occupied Israeli territories.
# United Nations
Hope of a breakthrough after stand-off at UN; Israel targets six Hamas leaders
Following a stand-off between the US and France, reports are emerging that a UN agreement may have been reached.
# Palestine
Ireland to provide €1.5 million in emergency support for people in Gaza Strip
At least 227 Palestinians have been killed in the latest round of conflict between Israel and Hamas.
# Palestine
Biden tells Israel's Netanyahu he expects 'significant de-escalation' in Gaza conflict
Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu earlier today issued a tough threat against Hamas.
Voices
Opinion: The story of Palestine - over a century of national struggle
Trinity adjunct professor Yaser Alashqar looks at the long struggle of the Palestinians in the shadow of Israel’s power.
# middle east violence
'Don't talk about us without us': Two activists - one Israeli and one Palestinian - share their perspective on the conflict
Activists Anna Garbar and Rawan Odeh speak to journalist Hannah McCarthy.
# Gaza
Israel continues airstrikes as US asks for 'justification' for bombing media building in Gaza
“The world is looking on appalled,” Taoiseach Micheál Martin said at an IIEA talk today.
In total, 200 Palestinians have been killed in Gaza, including at least 59 children, and more than 1,300 wounded
Netanyahu said yesterday that Israel's campaign would "take time" to finish.
"The world is looking on appalled," Taoiseach Micheál Martin said at an IIEA talk today.
Coveney says 'it's too early to tell' if Israel has committed war crimes in Gaza
Family of 10 killed after Israeli airstrike hits refugee camp, medics say
# Palestine
Coveney says 'it's too early to tell' if Israel has committed war crimes in Gaza
The Foreign Minister condemned the killing of civilians, especially children, in the last week.
# Gaza
Family of 10 killed after Israeli airstrike hits refugee camp, medics say
Israeli airstrikes have also destroyed a tower that hosted media groups Al Jazeera and the Associated Press.
# Peace
'Solutions are possible, but we are lacking political will': Is there any hope that Israel and Palestine could reach a peace agreement?
Violence has escalated between the two sides in recent weeks.
# Palestine
Deaths rise as Palestinians flee heavy Israeli fire in Gaza
Days of deadly violence have seen Israeli soldiers massing on the edge of the territory.
# 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.
# Gaza
'Spats of hate': Israeli Ambassador and Alan Shatter criticise TDs during committee meeting
Ambassador Ophir Kariv labelled the contributions as “totally destructive”.
# Israel
Irish ambassador summoned to Israeli foreign ministry over Coveney comments
Minister Coveney has strongly condemned Israel in recent days, stating that the killing of children in conflict is never acceptable.
# Conflict
Explainer: What sparked the latest escalation in Israeli-Palestinian clashes?
Israeli air strikes today wounded 125 people and killed 25, including nine children.
25 people, including nine children, were killed in an Israeli air strike this morning.
The UN rights office is "deeply concerned" about the escalation of violence.
International leaders have called for a de-escalation on both sides.
Opinion: Jerusalem expulsions are a microcosm of Israel’s apartheid – justice requires action
# Violence
Coveney tells Israeli ambassador that the loss of life in Gaza is 'completely unacceptable'
Coveney told the ambassador that Israel has a duty to adhere to international law.
# Palestine
Thousands of Covid-19 vaccines arrive in Gaza from UAE
The vaccines are reported to be designated for inoculating medical teams.
# Gaza
Israeli minister defends bulldozer being used to pick up man's body
The militant was killed by Israeli forces as he tried to plant an explosive device near the border fence in Gaza.
# Israel
Benjamin Netanyahu forced to take shelter at rally after rocket launched from Gaza strip
The rocket launch came during a campaign rally.
Voices
Intimidation and checks: My trip to Palestine brought back memories of Crossmaglen during the Troubles
Oisín McConville writes about his recent trip to Gaza and the West Bank with Trócaire.
# Gaza
Israel kills top Palestinian Islamic Jihad commander in Gaza attack
Israel was attacked with rockets following the strike on the Palestinian militants.