# Israel

4th March 2024
Planning underway for Ireland to provide aid for international air drops into Gaza
Department of Foreign Affairs officials in the Middle East are involved in the operation and it is believed they have requested some military assistance.
Israeli wartime Cabinet member meets US officials in Washington as ceasefire talks get under way
This week
3rd March 2024 - 5th March 2024
Mediators push for ceasefire but differences still remain as fighting rages on in Gaza
Envoys from the United States, Qatar and Hamas have reportedly arrived in Cairo for the latest talks aimed at securing a ceasefire.
All sides have been scrambling to lock in a truce before Ramadan, the Muslim fasting month that begins on 10 or 11 March.
The health ministry in the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip said at least 90 Palestinians had been killed in the past 24 hours.
Israel says it will revise lyrics of Eurovision Song Contest entry said to allude to Hamas attack
Last week
25th February 2024 - 2nd March 2024
US begins air-dropping aid into Gaza, as over a dozen children die from malnutrition
On Thursday, Israeli troops opened fire on Palestinian civilians as a crowd rushed towards aid trucks in Gaza City.
Gaza's health ministry said more than 100 people were killed in the shootings.
A UN team that visited some of the wounded in Gaza City's Al-Shifa Hospital yesterday saw a "large number of gunshot wounds".
European Commission chief Ursula von der Leyen said that "every effort must be made to investigate what happened and ensure transparency".
Joe Biden says US to begin dropping aid into Gaza as fears of famine grow
Tánaiste blames Israeli occupation for humanitarian crisis in Gaza as EU commits to funding UNRWA
Global condemnation after over 100 people were killed scrambling for food delivery in Gaza
Over 100 people killed as Israeli soldiers fire on Gazans rushing to aid trucks, health ministry says
Witnesses said Israeli soldiers opened fire as people pulled flour and canned goods off trucks.
Israeli officials have denied blocking supplies.
The reported attack comes as aid agencies intensified warnings over Gaza's humanitarian situation, with famine threatening.
More than 30,000 people have been killed in Gaza since 7 October, health ministry says
Mediators say a truce deal between Israel and Hamas could be just days away.
Aid agencies have raised serious concerns of a looming famine in Gaza's north.
Negotiators are hoping a truce can begin by the start of Ramadan in March.
However, a senior Hamas official told Al Jazeera that there is still a long way to go because an agreement could be reached.
UN warns famine 'imminent' in northern Gaza as death toll nears 30,000
UN says Israel 'systematically' blocking Gaza aid access
Israel prepared to pause attacks during Ramadan if hostage deal reached, says Biden
Negotiators from the US, Egypt and Qatar are working on a framework deal under which Hamas would free some of the dozens of hostages it holds.
US airman dies after setting himself on fire outside Israeli embassy in Washington
President Higgins urges countries to 'think again' and reinstate funding to UN Palestinian agency
'The Irish deserve it': Israeli ex-spy turned election candidate wants Gazans 'moved' to Ireland
Israeli military proposes 'plan for evacuating' Gaza civilians ahead of feared Rafah invasion
Israel threatens to pull out of Eurovision if 'October rain' entry is vetoed
Close to 100 people killed in overnight strikes in Gaza as Israel discusses next steps in truce talks
Last month
February 2024
RTÉ says Kneecap agreed not to wear pro-Palestine badges on The Late Late, but did anyway
Strikes kill dozens in Gaza, as Israel's war cabinet is to meet after talks with Hamas
Minister seeks advice on taxpayers' €4.2m invested in companies in illegal Israeli settlements
Rights watchdog alarmed at 'arbitrary removal' of Irish social media posts about Palestine
Blinken says there should be 'no Israeli reoccupation of Gaza' as Netanyahu proposes post-war plan
Israeli tank hits NGO shelter in Khan Younis as overnight bombardment destroys mosque in Rafah
FAI accused of 'hypocrisy' over teams playing against Israel in marathon PAC hearing
FAI accused of 'hypocrisy' over teams playing against Israel in marathon PAC hearing
Ireland condemns Israeli settlements on Palestinian land as 'annexation' at top UN court
In a forcefully worded intervention at the ICJ, the Attorney General accused Israel of contravening international law.
Eurovision officials scrutinising Israel entry 'October Rain' amid concern over political lyrics
Israel may be asked to submit a new song or new lyrics if the current version is deemed unacceptable.
Israeli minister says Gaza ceasefire talks in Cairo have raised 'possibility of progress'
A UN official has said has said Nasser Hospital in Khan Yunis has turned from a “place of healing” to a “place of death”.
The UN's World Food Programme has announced a pause in food and aid deliveries to northern Gaza.
Hamas called the move a "death sentence".
Aid groups warn a ground offensive could turn Rafah into a "graveyard".
'One visit' to Israel not a reason to oppose von der Leyen’s second term bid, says McGrath
US vetoes UN resolution demanding immediate ceasefire in Gaza
The move comes after the United States tabled its own motion calling for a “temporary” ceasefire in Gaza.
Hamas said the US veto equalled "a green light for the occupation to commit more massacres".
The United Nations’ World Food Programme has announced a pause in food and aid deliveries to northern Gaza.
The World Health Organization said it has transferred 32 patients out of Khan Yunis' Nasser hospital.
McDonald travelling to New York for Irish Unity summit, says party fundraising not part of trip
Irish travel ban for Israeli settlers likely, as disagreement remains at EU level
Hunger in Gaza: 'We made bread using livestock fodder but now we've run out'
Palestinians were using livestock fodder to bake bread but they have now run out of that resource.
Malnourished new mothers are trying to figure out how to feed their infants in Gaza where formula has run out.
Families tell The Journal's reporter on the ground that they haven't eaten bread in three months.
Dima Jalal Saud reports from Rafah.
UN experts call for probe into alleged killing and rape of Palestinian women by Israeli forces
UN top court hears Israel's 'colonialism and apartheid' must end in first day of hearings
Winning support for Ireland and Spain's call for EU-Israel trade deal review 'very challenging'
WHO chief says south Gaza's largest hospital no longer functioning after Israeli siege and raid