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# Israel Palestine

Last month
October 2023
'It's not just Ursula von der Leyen, it's broader than her': Irish MEPs on European politics failing
842 EU staff signed a letter accusing the commission of accelerating the legitimacy of war crimes in Gaza.
'It's the worst feeling': Palestinian family in Ireland fear for daughter trapped in North Gaza
Saja (26) is using a small generator to power her phone to contact her family.
What we know about the hostages taken by Hamas in the Gaza Strip and the efforts to free them
Up to 150 people were taken by militants last Saturday.
France orders ban on all pro-Palestinian protests
French Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin said that the demonstrations “are likely to generate disturbances to public order”.
What's known about the claim that 40 babies were beheaded by Hamas in Israel?
The claim has gone viral in recent days.
'People were dying all around': How a massacre unfolded at Israel music festival
Gunmen in the crowd at the festival killed attendees indiscriminately.
People Before Profit and SocDems seek emergency Dáil debate on situation in Gaza and Israel
Richard Boyd Barrett said the situation is “twisted beyond belief”.
Two men arrested during protest at Israeli Embassy in Dublin
Gardaí confirmed arrests were made at the consulate in Ballsbridge, Dublin 4.
Tom Clonan: International community needs to intervene to stop a catastrophe in the Middle East
The senator says terrorist attacks by Hamas have not advanced the cause of the Palestinian people.
This year
Ireland, Israel and Palestine: how politics and history have created a complicated relationship
Ireland is attempting to re-kindle support for a solution to the conflict.
'It matters to me personally': Micheál Martin sought to make hope and history rhyme in Israel
The Tánaiste paid a three-day trip to the Middle East this week.
Micheál Martin heads to Israel and Palestine to discuss politics and human rights in the region
The visit comes amid escalating violence between the two sides.
Israeli troops kill Palestinian man in renewed clashes in occupied West Bank
The 21-year-old’s death is the latest in a surge of violence in the region.
All time
Israel demolishes family home of Palestinian-American blamed for West Bank killing
Muntasser Shalaby was arrested two days after the death of a student in a shooting that wounded two others.
Israel seeks renewal of controversial family unification ban against Arab citizens
The ban blocks Arab residents and citizens extending rights to Palestinian spouses in the West Bank and Gaza.
Israel strikes in Gaza in first attack since May fighting
Isreal said the attack was in retaliation for incendiary balloons launched from the territory.
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.
Biden to restore $235m in US aid to Palestinians, reversing Trump
The Palestinian leadership hoped that the aid would mark the start of a concerted effort by Biden to pressure Israel.
Opinion: There really is no excuse for a new Government not to pass the Occupied Territories Bill
Duncan Casey argues that the Bill, which would prohibit the import of goods from the West Bank, should no longer be delayed.
Opinion: A vote for change in Ireland, a welcome vote for Palestinians
Palestinians are heartened by the stance of most Irish parties on the occupied territories, writes Mona Sabella.
Government told that Occupied Territories Bill could affect immigration status of Irish in US
Fine Gael voted against the Bill, which passed second stage in the Dáil this year.
'This will be tricky': Diplomacy at RTÉ after public urged broadcaster to boycott Eurovison 2019
Last June, Israeli media queried why Ireland had yet to confirm its participation in Eurovision 2019.
Opinion: The government should reject the bill to boycott Israeli goods produced in the West Bank
‘The clear line between supporting Palestinians and becoming anti-Israeli is a thin one and unfortunately, one that is being crossed all too often,’ writes Israeli Ambassador, Ophir Kariv.
Opinion: The government should be brave and stand on the right side of history with the Occupied Territories Bill
If Ireland is committed to peace between Israel and Palestine then we must show it and pass this legislation, writes Niall Collins.
Palestinian mother-of-eight dies after West Bank stone throwing
She died in hospital from a head injury she sustained in the stone-throwing.
Palestinian Authority invites Dublin's Lord Mayor to attend conference on Jerusalem
The Ardmhéara will attend a conference on the status of the City of Jerusalem at the invitation of the Palestinian Authority.
Israeli army kill stone-throwing Palestinian teen in the West Bank
Around 20 Palestinians have been killed in the West Bank since June.
Opinion: I deeply hope that Dáil Éireann will vote to recognise Palestine
Former Israeli ambassador Ilan Baruch writes that only through a two state solution will freedom, security and equality for both Israelis and Palestinians come to pass.
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.
Women and children among injured as Israel launches "Operation Protective Edge"
There were more than 50 airstrikes early today.
Opinion: As a former Israeli soldier, I had to speak out about the injustices I participated in
After serving as an IDF combat soldier and commander, Yehuda Sahul questioned the morality of the military action in the West Bank.
Column: I'm supporting a boycott of Israeli academic institutions – here's why
The boycott is aimed at institutions and does not mean Irish academics can’t work with Israeli individuals, writes Harry Browne.
Israel frees 26 Palestinian prisoners under peace talks
The 26 inmates had served 19 to 28 years for killing Israeli civilians or soldiers.
Column: Israel throws the spotlight on Gaza by refusing to facilitate passage for EU delegates
A refusal to admit EU delegates to Gaza brings fresh opportunity for scrutinising policies, actions and facts on the ground that adversely affect the people living there, writes Gary Spedding.
Remains of former Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat ready to be exhumed
The exhumation is part of a renewed investigation into his death.
Palestinian leader violates taboo on refugees
Mahmoud Abbas has publicly suggested his people may have to relinquish claims to ancestral homes in Israel.
Hunger strike prisoner deported to Gaza Strip
Palestinian woman Hana Shalabi was on hunger strike for 43 days to protest against Israel’s policy of “administrative detention”. She must remain in the Gaza Strip for three years.
US criticised over failure to condemn settlement construction in Palestine
Diplomats have condemned the lack of progress toward a solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Netanyahu appeals for peace on Arab TV
Israel’s Prime Minister has promised “the beginning of a new era” during an interview with Arabic media – the first of its kind.
Palestinians get Arab League boost for UN drive
The Palestinian authorities plan to seek full membership at the United Nations this autumn.