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# israel - Thursday 20 May, 2021

A mother in Gaza: 'When we hear an explosion, I tell my daughter it's just loud, but not near. I know this could be a lie'
# Opinion
# Opinion

A mother in Gaza: 'When we hear an explosion, I tell my daughter it's just loud, but not near. I know this could be a lie'

May 20th 2021, 7:58 PM 13,485 Views 7 Comments

Rana Abdallah says the people of Gaza just want their children to live in peace.

Greens discuss councillors' call to support Occupied Territories Bill as Coveney says Ireland will continue to speak up
# Gaza
# Gaza

Greens discuss councillors' call to support Occupied Territories Bill as Coveney says Ireland will continue to speak up

May 20th 2021, 6:15 PM 11,521 Views 25 Comments

A group of Green Party councillors have called on their Dáil colleagues to support a boycott on goods from occupied Israeli territories.

Hope of a breakthrough after stand-off at UN; Israel targets six Hamas leaders
# United Nations
# United Nations

Hope of a breakthrough after stand-off at UN; Israel targets six Hamas leaders

May 20th 2021, 7:44 AM 10,283 Views 41 Comments

Following a stand-off between the US and France, reports are emerging that a UN agreement may have been reached.

# israel - Wednesday 19 May, 2021

Ireland to provide €1.5 million in emergency support for people in Gaza Strip
# Palestine
# Palestine

Ireland to provide €1.5 million in emergency support for people in Gaza Strip

May 19th 2021, 10:35 PM 19,221 Views 26 Comments

At least 227 Palestinians have been killed in the latest round of conflict between Israel and Hamas.

Biden tells Israel's Netanyahu he expects 'significant de-escalation' in Gaza conflict
# Palestine
# Palestine

Biden tells Israel's Netanyahu he expects 'significant de-escalation' in Gaza conflict

Updated May 19th 2021, 8:20 PM 17,223 Views 39 Comments

Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu earlier today issued a tough threat against Hamas.

Pogba, Diallo display Palestine flag after Man United match
# Support
From The42
# Support

Pogba, Diallo display Palestine flag after Man United match

May 19th 2021, 8:43 AM 29,693 Views 46 Comments

Leicester players Hamza Choudhury and Wesley Fofana also showed support for the Palestinians after Saturday’s 1-0 win.

Opinion: The story of Palestine - over a century of national struggle
# Middle East
# Middle East

Opinion: The story of Palestine - over a century of national struggle

May 19th 2021, 7:00 AM 22,762 Views 63 Comments

Trinity adjunct professor Yaser Alashqar looks at the long struggle of the Palestinians in the shadow of Israel’s power.

# israel - Tuesday 18 May, 2021

Taoiseach says Gaza air strikes 'wholly disproportionate' but rejects call to expel Israeli ambassador
# Israel
# Israel

Taoiseach says Gaza air strikes 'wholly disproportionate' but rejects call to expel Israeli ambassador

Updated May 18th 2021, 6:15 PM 28,431 Views 115 Comments
  • 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.
'Don't talk about us without us': Two activists - one Israeli and one Palestinian - share their perspective on the conflict
# Middle East Violence
# Middle East Violence

'Don't talk about us without us': Two activists - one Israeli and one Palestinian - share their perspective on the conflict

May 18th 2021, 7:45 AM 35,884 Views 53 Comments

Activists Anna Garbar and Rawan Odeh speak to journalist Hannah McCarthy.

# israel - Monday 17 May, 2021

Israel continues airstrikes as US asks for 'justification' for bombing media building in Gaza
# Gaza
# Gaza

Israel continues airstrikes as US asks for 'justification' for bombing media building in Gaza

Updated May 17th 2021, 3:39 PM 27,995 Views 110 Comments
  • In total, 200 Palestinians have been killed in Gaza, including at least 59 children, and more than 1,300 wounded
  • Netanyahu said yesterday that Israel's campaign would "take time" to finish.
  • "The world is looking on appalled," Taoiseach Micheál Martin said at an IIEA talk today.

# israel - Sunday 16 May, 2021

Coveney says 'it's too early to tell' if Israel has committed war crimes in Gaza
# Palestine
# Palestine

Coveney says 'it's too early to tell' if Israel has committed war crimes in Gaza

Updated May 16th 2021, 8:00 PM 46,036 Views 83 Comments

The Foreign Minister condemned the killing of civilians, especially children, in the last week.

# israel - Saturday 15 May, 2021

Thousands gather in peaceful rallies in solidarity with Palestine across Ireland today
# Palestine Protests
# Palestine Protests

Thousands gather in peaceful rallies in solidarity with Palestine across Ireland today

Updated May 15th 2021, 7:22 PM 37,144 Views 101 Comments

Protestors gathered at the Spire on O’Connell’s street earlier this afternoon before marching to the Israeli embassy.

Family of 10 killed after Israeli airstrike hits refugee camp, medics say
# Gaza
# Gaza

Family of 10 killed after Israeli airstrike hits refugee camp, medics say

Updated May 15th 2021, 3:57 PM 28,768 Views 18 Comments

Israeli airstrikes have also destroyed a tower that hosted media groups Al Jazeera and the Associated Press.

'Solutions are possible, but we are lacking political will': Is there any hope that Israel and Palestine could reach a peace agreement?
# Peace
# Peace

'Solutions are possible, but we are lacking political will': Is there any hope that Israel and Palestine could reach a peace agreement?

May 15th 2021, 9:30 AM 9,798 Views 0 Comments

Violence has escalated between the two sides in recent weeks.

# israel - Friday 14 May, 2021

Deaths rise as Palestinians flee heavy Israeli fire in Gaza
# Palestine
# Palestine

Deaths rise as Palestinians flee heavy Israeli fire in Gaza

Updated May 14th 2021, 7:07 PM 37,253 Views 27 Comments

Days of deadly violence have seen Israeli soldiers massing on the edge of the territory.

# israel - Thursday 13 May, 2021

Israeli military escalates operation in Gaza but clarifies 'ground assault' announcement
# Palestine
# Palestine

Israeli military escalates operation in Gaza but clarifies 'ground assault' announcement

Updated May 13th 2021, 10:57 PM 52,092 Views 141 Comments

Despite global alarm and diplomatic efforts to de-escalate Gaza hostilities, hundreds of rockets again tore through the skies.

Calls for facilitation of 'peaceful protest' as Dublin 'Rally for Palestine' is cancelled after garda advice
# Solidarity
# Solidarity

Calls for facilitation of 'peaceful protest' as Dublin 'Rally for Palestine' is cancelled after garda advice

Updated May 13th 2021, 2:50 PM 37,204 Views 56 Comments

The IPSC was planning to hold a “socially-distanced protest” at the Spire in Dublin.

'Spats of hate': Israeli Ambassador and Alan Shatter criticise TDs during committee meeting
# Gaza
# Gaza

'Spats of hate': Israeli Ambassador and Alan Shatter criticise TDs during committee meeting

May 13th 2021, 1:08 PM 42,031 Views 88 Comments

Ambassador Ophir Kariv labelled the contributions as “totally destructive”.

# israel - Wednesday 12 May, 2021

Hamas launches fresh rocket attacks in retaliation after Israel levels another Gaza tower
# Escalation
# Escalation

Hamas launches fresh rocket attacks in retaliation after Israel levels another Gaza tower

May 12th 2021, 9:21 PM 19,075 Views 71 Comments

Countries such as the US and France are urging calm as the conflict escalates.

Irish ambassador summoned to Israeli foreign ministry over Coveney comments
# Israel
# Israel

Irish ambassador summoned to Israeli foreign ministry over Coveney comments

May 12th 2021, 5:07 PM 42,672 Views 86 Comments

Minister Coveney has strongly condemned Israel in recent days, stating that the killing of children in conflict is never acceptable.

14 children among the 56 dead as Palestine and Israel head towards 'full-scale war'
# Hamas
# Hamas

14 children among the 56 dead as Palestine and Israel head towards 'full-scale war'

Updated May 12th 2021, 2:12 PM 39,362 Views 75 Comments

The bloodshed was triggered by weekend unrest at Jerusalem’s Al-Aqsa mosque compound.

# israel - Tuesday 11 May, 2021

Israeli air strike destroys 12-storey building in Gaza
# Israel
# Israel

Israeli air strike destroys 12-storey building in Gaza

Updated May 11th 2021, 6:55 PM 59,754 Views 96 Comments

The attacks follow spiralling violence after unrest at a Jerusalem mosque.

# israel - Monday 10 May, 2021

Israeli police face off with Palestinians as Jerusalem violence continues
# Unrest
# Unrest

Israeli police face off with Palestinians as Jerusalem violence continues

May 10th 2021, 7:29 AM 12,655 Views 15 Comments

Israeli nationalists plan to parade through the Old City today in an annual flag-waving display for Jerusalem Day.

# israel - Saturday 8 May, 2021

200 Palestinians hurt in mosque clashes with Israeli police – medics
# Jerusalem
# Jerusalem

200 Palestinians hurt in mosque clashes with Israeli police – medics

May 8th 2021, 10:44 AM 10,665 Views 63 Comments

Tensions have soared in east Jerusalem in recent weeks.

# israel - Friday 7 May, 2021

Dozens hurt as Palestinians and Israeli police clash at Al-Aqsa Mosque
# Conflict
# Conflict

Dozens hurt as Palestinians and Israeli police clash at Al-Aqsa Mosque

May 7th 2021, 9:35 PM 10,204 Views 14 Comments

The Palestinian Red Crescent emergency service said 53 people were wounded.

# israel - Thursday 6 May, 2021

Israel study shows two doses of Pfizer vaccine give 95.3% protection from the virus
# Good News
# Good News

Israel study shows two doses of Pfizer vaccine give 95.3% protection from the virus

May 6th 2021, 6:00 AM 19,287 Views 11 Comments

Over 70% of the population has received two doses of the vaccine.

# israel - Sunday 2 May, 2021

Opinion: Jerusalem expulsions are a microcosm of Israel’s apartheid – justice requires action
# Palestinian Territories
# Palestinian Territories

Opinion: Jerusalem expulsions are a microcosm of Israel’s apartheid – justice requires action

May 2nd 2021, 10:30 AM 22,762 Views 70 Comments

Chairperson of the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign Fatin Al Tamimi says international governments cannot ignore Israeli settlements any longer.

# israel - Saturday 1 May, 2021

Funerals for Israeli pilgrims who died in stampede resume after Sabbath pause
# Lag BaOmer Holiday
# Lag BaOmer Holiday

Funerals for Israeli pilgrims who died in stampede resume after Sabbath pause

May 1st 2021, 2:04 PM 9,669 Views 6 Comments

At least 45 people were killed in a stampede at a Jewish pilgrimage site on yesterday.

# israel - Friday 30 April, 2021

'A tragic night': At least 44 people killed in Israeli pilgrimage stampede
# Meron
# Meron

'A tragic night': At least 44 people killed in Israeli pilgrimage stampede

Updated Apr 30th 2021, 9:21 AM 58,931 Views 62 Comments
  • Pilgrimage was largest public gathering since the pandemic began
  • Rescue workers faced chaotic crowds while trying to evacuate those injured
  • Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu describes tragedy as a "heavy disaster"

# israel - Tuesday 27 April, 2021

Israel committing 'crime of apartheid' against Palestinians, NGO says
# Palestine
# Palestine

Israel committing 'crime of apartheid' against Palestinians, NGO says

Apr 27th 2021, 11:57 AM 13,753 Views 60 Comments

Human Rights Watch said Israel is “committing the crimes against humanity of apartheid and persecution” against Palestinians.

# israel - Sunday 18 April, 2021

Israelis no longer have to wear masks outdoors as Covid-19 cases plummet
# Israel
# Israel

Israelis no longer have to wear masks outdoors as Covid-19 cases plummet

Apr 18th 2021, 7:00 AM 39,711 Views 35 Comments

Masks will still be required indoors, however.

# israel - Monday 12 April, 2021

Israel believed to be behind cyberattack on Iranian nuclear plant
# Natanz
# Natanz

Israel believed to be behind cyberattack on Iranian nuclear plant

Apr 12th 2021, 8:36 AM 15,237 Views 20 Comments

Iran said yesterday that the site was hit by a terrorist act.

Travellers from three specific states are now permitted to leave mandatory hotel quarantine early
# Hotel To Home
# Hotel To Home

Travellers from three specific states are now permitted to leave mandatory hotel quarantine early

Apr 12th 2021, 7:33 AM 41,127 Views 22 Comments

The requirement to quarantine in a hotel for arrivals from Israel, Albania and St Lucia has been lifted.

# israel - Sunday 11 April, 2021

Two passengers who travelled from Israel to Ireland permitted to leave mandatory hotel quarantine
# High Court
# High Court

Two passengers who travelled from Israel to Ireland permitted to leave mandatory hotel quarantine

Apr 11th 2021, 5:08 PM 71,154 Views 0 Comments

Israel has been removed from countries on the mandatory hotel quarantine list.

# israel - Friday 9 April, 2021

Israelis question why they have to quarantine in hotels in Ireland despite being fully vaccinated
# Travel
# Travel

Israelis question why they have to quarantine in hotels in Ireland despite being fully vaccinated

Apr 9th 2021, 9:03 PM 56,616 Views 20 Comments

“If you don’t accept people into the country who are vaccinated, are Irish people the same? When they go travelling does it mean nothing outside of Ireland?”

# israel - Tuesday 6 April, 2021

Israel's president invites Netanyahu to form a government
# Israel
# Israel

Israel's president invites Netanyahu to form a government

Apr 6th 2021, 12:16 PM 10,838 Views 15 Comments

The current incumbent’s party won the most seats in an inconclusive election.

# israel - Monday 5 April, 2021

Corruption trial of Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu gets underway
# Jerusalem
# Jerusalem

Corruption trial of Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu gets underway

Apr 5th 2021, 8:45 AM 7,866 Views 0 Comments

Netanyahu denies wrongdoing in the case.

# israel - Sunday 28 March, 2021

Ryan Fraser’s second-half strike earns a point for Scotland in Israel
# Honours Even
From The42
# Honours Even

Ryan Fraser’s second-half strike earns a point for Scotland in Israel

Mar 28th 2021, 10:02 PM 2,186 Views 1 Comment

Fraser struck 11 minutes into the second half to earn Scotland a 1-1 draw in front of around 5,000 fans at the Bloomfield Stadium in Tel Aviv.

# israel - Wednesday 24 March, 2021

Netanyahu claims victory in Israeli election but majority still uncertain
# Israel
# Israel

Netanyahu claims victory in Israeli election but majority still uncertain

Mar 24th 2021, 7:06 AM 7,244 Views 6 Comments

Netanyahu described yesterday’s projected results as a “huge win for the right” and his Likud party.

# israel - Tuesday 16 March, 2021

Discovery of new Dead Sea Scroll fragments announced in Israel
# Discovery
# Discovery

Discovery of new Dead Sea Scroll fragments announced in Israel

Mar 16th 2021, 8:55 AM 25,018 Views 28 Comments

The discovery relates to a Jewish revolt against Rome nearly 1,900 years ago.