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Wednesday 22 March 2023

# Hamas

Last month
February 2023
# West Bank
Israel forces kill five Palestinians in Jericho raid according to official
The Israeli official told AFP the army was holding the bodies of the Palestinians killed.
This year
# Jerusalem
Israel announces measures against 'families of terrorists' following attacks
Benjamin Netanyahu promised a “strong” and “swift” response to attacks carried out by two Palestinians from annexed east Jerusalem.
All time
# Israel
One dead and three wounded in Jerusalem shooting
The shooter was killed by police.
# 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.
# 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
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.
# Israel
Taoiseach says Gaza air strikes 'wholly disproportionate' but rejects call to expel Israeli ambassador
212 Palestinians have been killed in Gaza, including at least 61 children, and more than 1,400 wounded.
The UN Security Council is to meet today, while EU leaders are to discuss the escalating violence.
An Oireachtas Committee was told that Israeli demolitions of Palestinian buildings in the West Bank have increased by 90% this year, and offered a number of reasons why this was happening.
Irish MEPs have strongly criticised the EU response and called for an immediate end to the violence.
# 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.
# escalation
Hamas launches fresh rocket attacks in retaliation after Israel levels another Gaza tower
Countries such as the US and France are urging calm as the conflict escalates.
# Hamas
14 children among the 56 dead as Palestine and Israel head towards 'full-scale war'
The bloodshed was triggered by weekend unrest at Jerusalem’s Al-Aqsa mosque compound.
# Israel
Benjamin Netanyahu forced to take shelter at rally after rocket launched from Gaza strip
The rocket launch came during a campaign rally.
# Israel
Irish political parties condemn Netanyahu's pledge to annex West Bank territory
T├ínaiste Simon Coveney described the move as a “dangerous political commitment”.
# Palestine
Gaza on 'state of alert' after three policemen killed by reported ISIS bombers
The police officers died at checkpoints last night.
# Nakba protest
Up to 60 Palestinians wounded during protests to mark anniversary of creation of Israel
The demonstrations came two weeks after a ceasefire was announced in the region.
# Hamas
Israel continues Gaza air strikes and Palestinian militants fire rockets despite apparent ceasefire
“Our response was very powerful, very very powerful,” Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said.
# Tel Aviv
Israel vows to respond 'with force' after seven injured by rocket fired from Gaza Strip
The property was located in around 20km north of Tel Aviv.
# Avigdor Lieberman
Explainer: why the resignation of an Israeli Minister over a ceasefire could spell trouble for Benjamin Netanyahu
The move has thrown the ruling Likud government into turmoil, opening up the chance of early elections.
# Tension
Reports of truce agreed between Hamas and Israel, ending intense two days of violence
Israel and Hamas have fought three wars since the Islamic militant group seized control of Gaza in 2007.
# Gaza
Two Palestinian teens killed in what Israel calls 'a response to terror'
15 people have been wounded across Gaza.
# Conflict
Israel says it strikes 25 Hamas 'military targets' in air raids in the Gaza Strip
Gaza’s Hamas rulers have said in recent hours that they have agreed to a ceasefire, but Israel denied this.
# Inquiry
Israel says it only shot at protesters charging Gaza border as it rejects call for inquiry
The Israeli military has identified and named ten of the dead as militants from Hamas and other groups.
# Palestine
Palestinian factions Hamas and Fatah end decade-long split
Details of the agreement have not yet been released.
# simmering tensions
Eight dead in violence after Israeli security at Jerusalem holy site sparks anger
The site is in east Jerusalem, annexed by Israel after the 1967 Six-Day War.
# the strip
After 10 years of Hamas rule, Gaza deals with blackouts, poverty, and the constant threat of conflict
The Islamist movement marked 10 years in power in Gaza on Thursday, 15 June.
# Qatar
Hamas has significantly 'softened' its stance on Israel
The Palestinian organisation launched a new policy document today in which it steps back from calling for Israel’s ‘destruction’.
# Honey Trap
Hamas militants 'pretended to be women' online to hack Israeli soldiers' phones
Dozens of the predominantly lower-ranked soldiers were convinced enough by the honey trap to download fake applications.
# third intifada
Israel kills six Palestinians as Hamas leader declares new war
The deaths come after several Israelis were stabbed earlier this week.
# 50 day war
Palestinian gets 3 life terms for murder of Israeli teenagers
Their deaths sparked a 50-day conflict in Gaza, in which more than 2,000 people were killed.
# Hamas
Israel has carried out its first airstrike on Gaza since August
There are currently no reports of injuries.
# Middle East
EU removes Hamas from terror list (for now) and votes to recognise Palestine
The vote was in principle, and a watered-down version of the original motion.
# Carnage
Israel warned of "ongoing terror" onslaught as four killed in bloody synagogue attack
Four rabbis were killed in an early-morning attack by men armed with a gun and meat cleavers. The assailants were shot dead.
# Ban Ki-Moon
Shelling of UN school in Gaza 'must be investigated'
Ban Ki-Moon called the attack “absolutely unacceptable”.
# Gaza
Israel claims it was hit by mortar fired from Gaza
The attack is the first since a 26 August ceasefire.
# taking to the streets
"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.
# levelled
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
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.
# warplanes
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.
# Gaza
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.
# Peace Talks
Five more days of peace: Israel and Hamas agree to extend ceasefire
The previous 72-hour cessation ended at 9pm.
# Cairo Talks
Gaza truce holds as talks turn to lifting blockade
The second day of the 72-hour truce was not breached, but gaps remain in talks.