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Thursday 2 February 2023 Dublin: 10°C

# Israel

All time
Larry Donnelly: US public opinion is slowly shifting against Israel
Our columnist looks at the might of US policy when it comes to Israel and asks if things are changing.
# Palestine
Gaza ceasefire holding, despite some clashes, as aid arrives
International focus has turned to the reconstruction of the bomb-shattered Gaza Strip.
Fresh clashes break out in Jerusalem, as Israel-Hamas ceasefire holds
Thousands of displaced Gazans have started going back to their homes to check for damage, while Israelis returned to normal life.
Israeli police have used sound bombs against Palestinians at Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa mosque, where clashes first broke out 11 days ago.
Celebrations were heard on Gaza streets in the minutes after the truce began, while in the occupied West Bank, joyful crowds took to the streets.
World leaders have welcomed the deal, with some pushing for more direct negotiation between Israel and Hamas
Mike Murphy: I witnessed first-hand the daily humiliation of Palestinians - we cannot remain silent
Mike Murphy: I witnessed first-hand the daily humiliation of Palestinians - we cannot remain silent
The broadcaster says Ireland’s words of support for Palestinians are welcome but must now be backed up by action.
# Gaza
Israel and Hamas agree to ceasefire to end 11 days of heavy violence
The agreement would close the heaviest round of fighting between the bitter enemies since a 50-day war in 2014.
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'
Rana Abdallah says the people of Gaza just want their children to live in peace.
# Gaza
Greens discuss councillors' call to support Occupied Territories Bill as Coveney says Ireland will continue to speak up
A group of Green Party councillors have called on their Dáil colleagues to support a boycott on goods from occupied Israeli territories.
# United Nations
Hope of a breakthrough after stand-off at UN; Israel targets six Hamas leaders
Following a stand-off between the US and France, reports are emerging that a UN agreement may have been reached.
# Palestine
Ireland to provide €1.5 million in emergency support for people in Gaza Strip
At least 227 Palestinians have been killed in the latest round of conflict between Israel and Hamas.
# 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.
# Support
Pogba, Diallo display Palestine flag after Man United match
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
Trinity adjunct professor Yaser Alashqar looks at the long struggle of the Palestinians in the shadow of Israel’s power.
# 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.
# middle east violence
'Don't talk about us without us': Two activists - one Israeli and one Palestinian - share their perspective on the conflict
Activists Anna Garbar and Rawan Odeh speak to journalist Hannah McCarthy.
# Gaza
Israel continues airstrikes as US asks for 'justification' for bombing media building in Gaza
“The world is looking on appalled,” Taoiseach Micheál Martin said at an IIEA talk today.
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.
Coveney says 'it's too early to tell' if Israel has committed war crimes in Gaza
Family of 10 killed after Israeli airstrike hits refugee camp, medics say
# Palestine
Coveney says 'it's too early to tell' if Israel has committed war crimes in Gaza
The Foreign Minister condemned the killing of civilians, especially children, in the last week.
# palestine protests
Thousands gather in peaceful rallies in solidarity with Palestine across Ireland today
Protestors gathered at the Spire on O’Connell’s street earlier this afternoon before marching to the Israeli embassy.
# Gaza
Family of 10 killed after Israeli airstrike hits refugee camp, medics say
Israeli airstrikes have also destroyed a tower that hosted media groups Al Jazeera and the Associated Press.
# Peace
'Solutions are possible, but we are lacking political will': Is there any hope that Israel and Palestine could reach a peace agreement?
Violence has escalated between the two sides in recent weeks.
# 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.
# Palestine
Israeli military escalates operation in Gaza but clarifies 'ground assault' announcement
Despite global alarm and diplomatic efforts to de-escalate Gaza hostilities, hundreds of rockets again tore through the skies.
# Solidarity
Calls for facilitation of 'peaceful protest' as Dublin 'Rally for Palestine' is cancelled after garda advice
The IPSC was planning to hold a “socially-distanced protest” at the Spire in Dublin.
# Gaza
'Spats of hate': Israeli Ambassador and Alan Shatter criticise TDs during committee meeting
Ambassador Ophir Kariv labelled the contributions as “totally destructive”.
# 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.
# Israel
Irish ambassador summoned to Israeli foreign ministry over Coveney comments
Minister Coveney has strongly condemned Israel in recent days, stating that the killing of children in conflict is never acceptable.
# 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
Israeli air strike destroys 12-storey building in Gaza
The attacks follow spiralling violence after unrest at a Jerusalem mosque.
# unrest
Israeli police face off with Palestinians as Jerusalem violence continues
Israeli nationalists plan to parade through the Old City today in an annual flag-waving display for Jerusalem Day.
# Jerusalem
200 Palestinians hurt in mosque clashes with Israeli police – medics
Tensions have soared in east Jerusalem in recent weeks.
# Conflict
Dozens hurt as Palestinians and Israeli police clash at Al-Aqsa Mosque
The Palestinian Red Crescent emergency service said 53 people were wounded.
# good news
Israel study shows two doses of Pfizer vaccine give 95.3% protection from the virus
Over 70% of the population has received two doses of the vaccine.
Opinion: Jerusalem expulsions are a microcosm of Israel’s apartheid – justice requires action
Chairperson of the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign Fatin Al Tamimi says international governments cannot ignore Israeli settlements any longer.
# Lag BaOmer holiday
Funerals for Israeli pilgrims who died in stampede resume after Sabbath pause
At least 45 people were killed in a stampede at a Jewish pilgrimage site on yesterday.
# Meron
'A tragic night': At least 44 people killed in Israeli pilgrimage stampede
“This is one of the worst tragedies that I have ever experienced,” a volunteer at the scene said.
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"
# Palestine
Israel committing 'crime of apartheid' against Palestinians, NGO says
Human Rights Watch said Israel is “committing the crimes against humanity of apartheid and persecution” against Palestinians.
# Israel
Israelis no longer have to wear masks outdoors as Covid-19 cases plummet
Masks will still be required indoors, however.
# Natanz
Israel believed to be behind cyberattack on Iranian nuclear plant
Iran said yesterday that the site was hit by a terrorist act.
# Hotel to Home
Travellers from three specific states are now permitted to leave mandatory hotel quarantine early
The requirement to quarantine in a hotel for arrivals from Israel, Albania and St Lucia has been lifted.
# High Court
Two passengers who travelled from Israel to Ireland permitted to leave mandatory hotel quarantine
Israel has been removed from countries on the mandatory hotel quarantine list.
# Travel
Israelis question why they have to quarantine in hotels in Ireland despite being fully vaccinated
“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?”