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# Gaza

April
April 2024
Pro-Palestine protests at Columbia University move into 10th day
US military begin construction of temporary pier off Gaza coast for delivery of aid
Reporting from Rafah: 'Khan Younis is not a city anymore - it is a home for ghosts'
Palestinians who spoke to us at the Rafah Crossing and at a refugee camp in Jordan all spoke of a need to go home.
US students protesting for Palestine targeted by top Republicans demanding jail time and expulsions
Israel says it is 'moving ahead' with planned operation in Gaza city of Rafah
Mass graves at Gaza hospitals must be investigated, says EU as Israel calls reports 'baseless'
UN calls for investigation into reports of mass graves at Gaza hospitals destroyed by Israeli strikes
US 'inquiring' with Israel over reports more than 200 bodies found in mass grave at Gaza hospital
Over 400 artists, including Eurosong contestant Erica-Cody, call on Bambie Thug to boycott Eurovision
Review finds Israel has not provided evidence of widespread terrorism links among UN agency
Activists in Berlin told to stop speaking Irish at Palestine solidarity event at Reichstag Building
Israeli military intel chief resigns over 7 October failure as families mourn dead in West Bank
14 children among 18 killed in Israeli strikes in Gaza as mass grave discovered at hospital
'I joined the Oireachtas Israeli and Palestinian friendship groups — but I'm no longer involved', says junior minister
Ryan says EU has gone 'from bees to bullets' amid Green Deal rollbacks and conflict escalation
Gaza official says Israeli strike killed nine family members in Rafah
Explosion reported at Iraq military base hosting pro-Iranian forces
UN condemns 'purposeful and wanton destruction' of medical equipment in Gaza maternity wards
G7 asks 'all parties' to prevent further escalation amid reported Israeli strike on Iran
There has been no reaction from Israeli or Iranian officials to the overnight strikes.
Iran's official broadcaster said explosions were heard near the city of Isfahan.
US media quoted officials as saying that Washington received advance notice of the strike, but did not endorse the operation or play any part in its execution.
The International Atomic Energy Agency said there had been no damage to Iranian atomic sites.
Pro-Palestine group delivers petition to RTÉ studio in Cork calling for Eurovision boycott
Harris says moment of recognising the state of Palestine is 'very close'
Harris' first EU Council: Taoiseach to urge leaders to use 'every lever' to bring about ceasefire
Rachel Riley apologises for 'ambiguous' tweet about Sydney stabbings
Tom Clonan: We have reached a dangerous moment in the Middle East conflict
Tom Clonan
Iran attacks Israel: US warns against 'wider war', G7 condemns strikes
Hundreds of missiles and drones were intercepted with the help of the United States, the UK and allies.
World leaders are seriously alarmed at the 'unprecedented escalation' represented by the large-scale attack.
Iran's army has said that the attack 'achieved all its objectives' and that it has 'no intention to continue' the operation.
US President Joe Biden reiterated Washington's 'ironclad' support for Israel after an urgent meeting on the spiralling crisis.
Tom Clonan: After Iran's attack on Israel, the 'world now holds its breath'
Taoiseach condemns Iran’s 'reckless' attack and urges 'all sides' to show restraint
Challenges of reporting from Gaza: How inaccurate reports of a dead Irish aid worker went viral
Israel pounds Gaza while US says it will send reinforcements to deter any attack by Iran
US President Joe Biden said he expected Iran to attempt to strike Israel soon but warned against any retaliation for the 1 April strike on its Damascus consulate.
Recognition of Palestine by EU countries 'much closer', Harris says after meeting with Spanish PM
Pedro Sanchez has previously said his country plans to extend recognition to the Palestinians by July.
Biden expecting Iran to attack Israel but warns it won't 'succeed', as IDF pounds Gaza
Hamas official says a ceasefire needed to locate hostages held in Gaza
'Highly likely' more EU states will recognise Palestine, Harris says after von der Leyen meeting
Hamas chief says three of his sons and several grandchildren killed by Israeli strike in Gaza
Israel bombs targets in Gaza as US says Rafah invasion not 'imminent'
Egypt is attempting to progress true talks as Israel insists it will invade Rafah.
The leaders of France, Egypt and Jordan warned Israel against the threatened offensive in Rafah, urging an “immediate” ceasefire.
Turkey has announced that it will impose trade restrictions on Israel from today until the country declares a ceasefire.
Eurovision organiser says abuse of contestants over Israel's inclusion in competition 'unacceptable'
Opinion: Israel's treatment of innocent Palestinians is reminiscent of humanity's darkest days
Bobby McDonagh
Leaders of France, Egypt, Jordan warn Israel against offensive in the city of Rafah
Israel pulled its forces out of the southern Gaza Strip on Sunday “to prepare for future missions”, the country’s defence minister said.
Egyptian state-linked media reported that talks in Cairo aimed at brokering a truce had made "significant progress".
However, Israel's Ynet news outlet cited an unidentified Israeli official as saying that "we still don't see a deal on the horizon".
A senior Hamas official meanwhile told AFP that "we cannot speak of concrete progress so far".
Germany accused of 'facilitating genocide' in Gaza in ICJ case taken by Nicaragua
Israeli withdrawal from southern Gaza likely just so 'troops can rest', White House says