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Sunday 24 September 2023 Dublin: 16°C

# Gaza

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7-year olds in Gaza have suffered three wars and yet they're still trying to play football
Brian Kerr and Trevor Hogan have launched a new initiative to bring children from Gaza to Ireland to play football.
Amid tensions in Jerusalem, Israel announces 1,000 new settler homes in the city
Ireland has joined the US and others in condemning the move.
Senators have agreed to recognise Palestine as an independent state
The Seanad is now calling on the Dáil to do the same.
Shelling of UN school in Gaza 'must be investigated'
Ban Ki-Moon called the attack “absolutely unacceptable”.
World leaders are planning the rebuilding of Gaza today
Egypt’s leader has told Israel “now is the time” to end the conflict.
Ireland is going to give €2.5 million extra to Gaza
Ireland has now given €10 million to Palestine since 2010,
Israel to press ahead with 2,600 settler homes in Jerusalem
The housing units, which have been slated for construction since 2012, were given final approval this week.
Israel claims it was hit by mortar fired from Gaza
The attack is the first since a 26 August ceasefire.
Palestinian football team determined to rise above war
Football is hugely popular in Gaza and the West Bank, where the game has been played since the 1920s.
Opinion: Why Gaza needs an Albert Reynolds
The situation in Gaza needs someone who can broker peace – someone who has the energy not to take no for an answer;
Sinn Féin MEPs barred from entering Gaza during trip to Palestine
The group was told their visit was “not directly concerned with humanitarian assistance.”
"I'm sorry to disappoint you." - Israeli ambassador tells David Norris he's going nowhere
Boaz Modai defended Israel’s actions to TDs today.
Palestinian ambassador compares occupied Gaza to occupied Ireland
The ambassador was meeting with TDs in Leinster House.
Angry parents and 'Gaza' banners greet ministers, as new term begins
With the Cabinet back, and the Israeli ambassador being grilled by TDs, it was also a busy day for protests at Government Buildings.
Dáil committee chair weighs in on Israeli land seizure ahead of meeting with ambassador
Pat Breen said further West Bank settlements would be a “nail in the coffin of the two-state solution.”
"Settlements are illegal" - Ireland joins chorus of condemnation of Israeli land grab
The US and Amnesty International also want Israel to reverse the decision.
UN chief calls for "durable peace" in Gaza after indefinite truce
The ceasefire provides for the opening of border crossings.
What exactly is in the Israeli - Hamas peace agreement?
There’s a truce, but under what conditions?
"I don't want to live through a fourth war." - Gaza erupts in peace celebrations
A long-term truce was signed today that will see an easing of the blockade on the enclave.
Stuart Byrne column: €18k fine for Dundalk is extreme but a punishment was merited
The Lilywhites were sanctioned by the European governing body over the weekend.
Israeli fire kills 10 Palestinians across Gaza
The shelling comes as Egypt has proposed a new peace deal.
Gaza offensive 'will last as long as necessary' says Netanyahu
The Israeli Prime Minister says that Operation Protective Edge will continue until it has “achieved its aims”.
Five Palestinians from the same family killed by Israeli warplane attacks
Israel has vowed no let-up until it can guarantee the safety of its civilians.
Hamas executes 18 men in Gaza for alleged collaboration with Israel
A Hamas-linked website claimed men had been killed for allegedly reconnoitering targets for Israeli strikes.
Could the UN Security Council do more to stop conflicts?
The body has faced criticism from the outgoing head of the UN’s human rights wing over its inability to stop conflict and save lives.
Israeli bomb shelter converted to illegal casino and drug lab
Police found gaming boards and chips, bottles of alcohol and a kilo of locally grown marijuana at the shelter in southern Israel.
Three Hamas commanders and four children among at least 15 killed in Israeli strikes today
Air strikes have stepped up on day 45 of the conflict, militants fired 18 rockets over the border since midnight.
The UNICEF chief in Gaza is doing a Reddit AMA today
Ask her anything.
A pregnant woman and four children have been killed in Gaza
The woman was nine months pregnant but medics were unable to save the foetus.
Palestinians flee homes with bags of clothes and mattresses as Israel raids start over
Truce designed to buy time for peace talks in Cairo was extended by a day within minutes of last night’s deadline.
GAA player apologises over 'punch a Jew' tweet
Former County Tyrone footballer Tommy McGuigan is being investigated over the matter.
Gaza truce extended by one day within minutes of deadline
Five-day truce was extended very shortly before last night’s ceasefire deadline to allow further talks aimed at ending the violence.
Opinion: Israel’s use of force in Gaza reflects an entrenched but unsustainable colonial logic
International lawyers are in agreement that Israel’s military actions went far beyond the pale of legality during Operation Protective Edge.
Israel destroys West Bank homes of three Palestinians suspected of murdering teenagers
The abduction and killing of the three men partly led to the deadly upsurge in violence last month.
Gaza peace talks resume in Cairo
In Gaza, citizens are begging for “basic human rights”.
91-year-old man returns Holocaust medal after his relatives were killed in Gaza
Henk Zanoli and his family were given the award for shielding a Jewish boy from the Nazis during World War II.
Five more days of peace: Israel and Hamas agree to extend ceasefire
The previous 72-hour cessation ended at 9pm.
Despite everything, one couple got married at a UN school in Gaza today
“I had planned everything: the music, the guest list, my bouquet. And here I am, getting married in a school with thousands of refugees”.
Column: Does celebrity opinion promote or distract from the news?
Many celebrities have weighed in on the recent violence in Gaza; are they opening an important dialogue or just mouthing off about things they don’t understand?