# Gaza

January 2024
South Africa begins genocide case against Israel at The Hague
South Africa argues that Israel is breaking its commitments under the UN Genocide Convention.
Israel army claims two journalists killed in Gaza strike were 'terror operatives'
Genocide: South Africa's case against Israel at the International Court of Justice
Five-year-old girl dies after suspected Israeli tank shell struck NGO shelter in Gaza
Antony Blinken meets head of Palestinian Authority as Israel continues to bombard Gaza
Mahmud Abbas spoke with Blinken of the need “to stop the Israeli aggression against Palestinian people in the Gaza Strip and the West Bank”.
Palestinian Authority currently exercises limited rule in the West Bank, which has been occupied by Israel since 1967.
Netanyahu is not known to have shifted his position on reviving talks for a Palestinian state.
Blinken has called for "more food, more water, more medicine" to be delivered to Gaza.
Eamon Ryan says there are 'irrefutable' points in South Africa's genocide case against Israel
Varadkar 'uncomfortable' about accusing Israel of genocide, given past treatment of Jews
Israel agrees for UN mission to assess north Gaza situation, says Blinken
The US diplomat says the IDF is entering a “lower intensity phase” in Gaza.
Sinn Féin, Labour, PBP and SocDems call on Govt to join genocide case against Israel in ICJ
The government has been accused of making a “shameful political calculation” not to join the case out of deference to Washington and the US.
Blinken arrives in Israel as UN calls for investigation into number of journalists killed in Gaza
Two Al Jazeera reporters were killed on Sunday when their car was struck in southern Gaza’s city of Rafah, near the border with Egypt.
The US Secretary of State met with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman today after talks in the UAE ahead of his visit to Israel.
The Palestinian health ministry said in a statement that it had recorded 249 deaths in the past 24 hours.
Hezbollah announced the killing of a "commander" for the first time since October.
Israeli strike kills Hezbollah commander in southern Lebanon
Varadkar rules out joining South African genocide case against Israel in UN Court
UN says Gaza is now 'uninhabitable' as Western diplomats make trips to Middle East
The death toll in Gaza now stands at least 22,722 people, most of them women and children.
In Khan Younis, Doctors Without Borders (MSF) evacuated its staff and their family members from the area around the Al-Aqsa hospital
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken landed in Turkey today at the start of his fourth regional tour since the conflict began.
In a statement on Saturday, the Gaza health ministry said it had recorded more than 120 deaths over the past 24 hours.
Irish senators call on Government to join South Africa's genocide case against Israel
Micheál Martin warns of ‘devastating consequences’ for the world if Middle East conflict widens
RTÉ receives over 600 emails asking it to boycott Eurovision due to Israel’s involvement
Israel's bombing of Gaza continues, as Israel says over 100 targets struck in 24 hours
Martin Griffiths said people in the territory are witnessing “daily threats to their very existence”.
Defence Minister Yoav Gallant outlined proposals for how Gaza would be run if Hamas is defeated.
The proposals were unveiled on the eve of US Secretary of State Antony Blinken's fourth trip to the region since the conflict started.
The health ministry in Gaza said it had recorded 162 deaths also over the past 24 hours.
US says it carried out Iraq strike, killed pro-Iran commander
Airstrike kills 12, mostly children, in Gaza area declared 'safe zone' by Israel
Funeral of Hamas leader in Beirut as Blinken heads for Middle East amid wider conflict fears
Tensions have surged with Lebanon, where a strike in Beirut on Tuesday, widely assumed to have been carried out by Israel, killed Hamas deputy leader Saleh al-Aruri.
Aruri was killed in the south Beirut stronghold of the powerful Iran-backed Hezbollah movement.
The Israeli military, in its campaign to destroy the Islamist militant group, has reported more strikes in and around Gaza City.
Hezbollah leader warns Israel against waging war on Lebanon as fears rise of wider conflict
Hamas’s number two Saleh al-Aruri was killed along with his bodyguards in the strike by Israel.
French President Emmanuel Macron urged Israel to "avoid any escalatory attitude".
Second Israeli minister calls for return of settlers to Gaza
UK willing to take 'direct action' over Red Sea attacks by Houthi rebels in Yemen
Israel warns Gaza war will continue throughout 2024, as overnight strikes kill more than 20
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At least 48 Palestinians killed in overnight Israeli strikes on Gaza, health ministry says
Gaza’s health ministry says the Israeli military campaign has killed at least 21,822 people.
A Hamas delegation was in Cairo on Friday to discuss an Egyptian plan proposing renewable ceasefires.
Asked about the negotiations yesterday, Netanyahu said Hamas had been "giving all kinds of ultimatums that we didn't accept".
'The bombs keep falling on us': Gazans desperate for war to end as Israel presses offensive
The Israeli army is keeping up its campaign across the length of the Gaza Strip in the face of mounting international pushback.
South Africa launches genocide case against Israel at International Court of Justice
Israel continues to pound Gaza as Egypt to host high-level Hamas delegation for ceasefire talks
The Israeli military said its forces “are extending operation in Khan Yunis” in the coastal territory’s south.
The Israeli military also said it had "eliminated dozens of terrorists" across Gaza over the past 24 hours.
Israeli shelling near Al-Amal in Khan Yunis killed 41 people over the past two days, the Palestinian Red Crescent Society said yesterday.
Yesterday, a kibbutz announced that a 70-year-old US-Israeli national thought to be the oldest woman held captive had died in the 7 October attacks.
Opinion: We are living in difficult times – but we must not give up hope
US-Israeli woman believed to be held hostage in Gaza declared dead
President Higgins criticises Israel for blaming UN agencies for 'slow trickle' of aid into Gaza
Gaza health ministry says at least 210 people killed in last 24 hours as Israel intensifies bombing
The health ministry also raised alarm over the spread of disease among children and the overall lack of water, food and medicine in the besieged Strip.
A United Nations report published today urged Israel to “end unlawful killings” against the Palestinian population.
French President Emmanuel Macron emphasised "the need to work towards a lasting ceasefire" in a call with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
Department of Foreign Affairs assists 57 Irish citizens and dependents in leaving Gaza to date
Gaza population in 'grave peril' due to acute hunger, says World Health Organisation
Death toll from Israeli assault on Gaza passes 21,000 as IDF says war will go on for months
UN 'gravely concerned' by Israeli strikes on central Gaza as Netanyahu doubles down
The WHO reported “harrowing” accounts of Israel’s attacks on Gaza on 24 December.
Netanyahu wrote in the Wall Street Journal that the Israeli state will not stop with its assault.
The UN Human Rights Office said all attacks had to adhere to international humanitarian law.
The WHO detailed how one Gazan child lost her whole family from one airstrike.
Tom Clonan: Israel is fast losing international credibility and support over its crimes in Gaza
McDonald not in favour of boycotting St Patrick's Day White House over US Middle East policy
Israel PM vows to 'intensify' fighting on visit to Gaza