Readers like you keep news free for everyone.

More than 5,000 readers have already pitched in to keep free access to The Journal.

For the price of one cup of coffee each week you can help keep paywalls away.

Support us today
Not now
Monday 4 December 2023 Dublin: 3°C

# Palestine

'Some of us couldn't leave Gaza': The Palestinians fighting for climate in face of Israel's 'violations'
“We had lots of initiatives from youth and from women who were going to talk about their work here – but they can’t leave Gaza.”
International concern deepens over civilian death toll as Israel expands offensive in Gaza
There are also reports that that Israeli troops have conducted a raid into the occupied West Bank city of Jenin and neighbouring villages.
3rd December 2023
Fresh Israeli bombardment of Gaza as Hamas and Islamic Jihad launch rockets into Israel
US Vice President Kamala Harris yesterday sharply rebuked the rising civilian toll in Israel’s eight-week war.
Israel carried out more bombardments in Gaza this morning.
International calls - from the US, France, the UN and the Pope - have mounted for a ceasefire.
Hamas and other Palestinian militants announced "rocket barrages" against multiple Israeli cities and towns.
Israeli forces move towards crowded southern Gaza after pulling negotiators out of truce talks
Last week
26th November 2023 - 2nd December 2023
Israel resumes fighting in Gaza, with airstrikes and artillery fire reported as truce expires
Combat resumed shortly after Israel’s army said it had intercepted a rocket fired from Gaza.
Israel's military said fighter jets were "currently striking" Hamas targets in Gaza.
Yesterday, US top diplomat Antony Blinken called for the pause in hostilities to be extended.
Mediators working to extend truce as Israel army investigates Hamas report of baby hostage death
The current truce is scheduled to expire tonight after a six-day pause in the conflict.
A source close to Hamas has said it is willing to extend the truce for four days and release more Israeli hostages in exchange for Palestinian prisoners.
Israel today said it is investigating a report that a 10-month-old baby hostage, his four-year-old brother and their mother had all been killed in Gaza.
A Hamas source has said the Palestinian militant group is not satisfied with Israel's proposals for another extension.
Hamas hands over released hostages to Red Cross in Gaza
Request to fly Palestinian flag in Leinster House refused as Govt accused of 'double standards'
Ceann Comhairle Seán Ó Fearghail said it would be ‘inappropriate’ to fly either the Palestinian or Israeli flag at the moment.
Debunked: Old footage from Egypt shared with false claims it shows Israel storming Gaza hospital
Footage shows people seeking shelter in a hospital as gunshots can be heard outside.
Eight-year-old boy and teenager shot dead in West Bank, say Palestinian health ministry
CCTV footage circulating online and on television news shows a boy being struck by a bullet and falling in the street, sending other children fleeing.
Israel and Hamas agree two-day extension to Gaza truce as 11 more Israeli hostages freed
The pause that began Friday has seen dozens of hostages freed, including Irish-Israeli nine-year-old Emily Hand.
Israel had faced enormous pressure from the families of hostages, as well as allies, to extend the truce to secure more releases.
13 hostages were freed under the terms of the truce yesterday, with 11 more freed today.
Including the 11 hostages set to return home today, a total of 50 civilian hostages have been freed by Hamas during the initial truce.
Hamas releases 17 more hostages as 39 Palestinian prisoners freed
'Broken but in one piece': Father of freed hostage Emily Hand is reunited with his daughter
Biden 'horrified' after three Palestinian college students shot in Vermont
Police said a gunman stepped off a front porch, “unprovoked,” and opened fire on the three students as they walked together.
Last month
November 2023
Israel-Hamas ceasefire to begin tomorrow morning, Qatar says
It is not clear if Irish-Israeli nine-year-old Emily Hand will be among the hostages released tomorrow.
It is not clear if Irish-Israeli nine-year-old Emily Hand will be among the hostages released tomorrow
Families of hostages held by Hamas in Gaza and of Palestinians detained by Israel were forced to wait an extra day
The truce had been put back over "the names of the Israeli hostages and the modalities of their release", according to a Palestinian official
Varadkar: 'I’m not sure if the Israeli government listens to anyone anymore'
From the West Bank: 'Settler violence and military restrictions strangle Palestinian life'
Doctor at Gaza's Al-Shifa hospital says its director was arrested by Israel
The Israeli army alleged that Hamas fighters used a tunnel complex beneath the facility in Gaza City to stage attacks.
Varadkar: 'I’m not sure if the Israeli government listens to anyone anymore'
Taoiseach says Israel used to listen to the US, but he’s not sure that is the case anymore.
Taoiseach hears views of Arab and Islamic reps at meeting about Israel-Hamas war
Varadkar asked the Ambassadors for their governments’ continued assistance in securing the release of Emily Hand.
Varadkar: 'We can’t continue to aid Palestine and trade with Israel in the way we've done in the past'
‘That’s going to have to change in some way,’ Varadkar told the Dáil.
Father of Irish-Israeli child hostage Emily Hand says he is living through ‘nightmare’
Thomas Hand initially thought his daughter, who had been at a sleepover at a friend’s house, had been killed on 7 October.
'Finally, we did it': Irish-Palestinian father reunites with his children at Dublin Airport
Khalid El Estal thanked people who helped him.
Israeli army says 55-metre tunnel found under Gaza's Al-Shifa hospital
Israeli troops raided Al-Shifa Hospital earlier this week on suspicion that it was being used as a Hamas base.
Thousands marched through Dublin for 'National Demonstration for Palestine'
It follows a week of intense debate about whether the Israeli ambassador Dana Erlich should be expelled.
Confirmation that 24 Irish citizens and dependents left Gaza yesterday as some arrive home today
Fifty Irish citizens and dependants have left Gaza in recent days.
Iranian diplomat in Dublin denies Iran is involved in 'proxy war' in Middle East
Dr Kazem Sharif Kazemi is Charge d’Affaire of the Iranian Embassy and he spoke about the alleged proxy wars in the Middle East and human rights.
'People Before Profit are not eurosceptic, we’re euro-critical’: Gino Kenny on party's EU stance
On Israel and Palestine, Kenny said he has lost faith that a two-state solution will be possible.
Chaos and confusion at UCD debate on Israel and Palestine
The debate started late due to speakers pulling out of the event and ended in a shouting match.
Lack of fuel shuts down all internet and phone networks across Gaza
In a signal that Israel’s ground invasion could soon expand, Palestinians in parts of southern Gaza said they received evacuation notices yesterday.
Activists protest at Department of Foreign Affairs offices in call for ceasefire
The protesters also want to see the Irish government prevent the transport of weapons through Shannon Airport.
Heated Dáil exchanges as government accused of ‘double standards’ on Israel and Russia
Finance Minister Michael McGrath says the ICC is already carrying out an investigation into Israeli actions.
More Irish citizens set to leave Gaza via the Rafah Crossing today
Over 20 Irish citizens crossed into Egypt yesterday.
From living in 'darkness and fear' to safety: Irish family on their relief in leaving Gaza
‘One night you’re sleeping in darkness and fear, then the next day, you’re safe and in a quiet and nice place.’
23 Irish citizens have left Gaza via the Rafah crossing, as Tánaiste vows more will follow
Arrangements are in place for staff from the Irish Embassy in Cairo to meet them.
Israeli forces raid Gaza's largest hospital; Some Irish citizens begin leaving Gaza
Multiple Irish citizens and family members included on a list of people permitted to leave Gaza exited today through the Rafah crossing.
Varadkar says Ireland would lose influence by going 'too far' in response to Israel motion
Opposition TDs have called for sanctions on Israel in response to its treatment of the Palestinian people.
Explainer: What does it mean to expel an ambassador?
The Dáil is debating a motion this morning to expel Israel’s ambassador.
Anti-immigration groups use Israel-Gaza violence to push antisemitism and Islamophobia online
A report by
Shane Raymond
Online activists in Ireland have attempted to use the conflict to incite hatred of Jews or Arabs or, in some cases, both.
Hamas says White House remarks fuel 'massacres' after it claims militant HQs are in hospitals
Hamas said this gave a “green light” to Israel to commit “brutal massacres”.
The United Nations believes that thousands may be inside and unable to escape because of fierce fighting nearby.
Israel says it is not targeting the hospital, but has vowed to destroy Hamas in response to the attacks of 7 October.
The health ministry in Gaza says Israel's assault on the territory has already killed 11,240 people.
Gaza hospitals run out of fuel as fighting rages and EU condemns Hamas' use of 'human shields'
Holly Cairns: What Israel is doing in Gaza is beyond horrific - we cannot stand idly by
US President says Gaza hospitals must be 'protected' as doctors warn patients are trapped
Conditions are worsening for hundreds of patients and thousands of others sheltering around Al-Shifa hospital, which has become the focus in the war.
Micheál Martin to travel to Israel and Palestine this week
Martin will also travel to Egypt as part of the visit.
Gaza hospitals run out of fuel as fighting rages and EU condemns Hamas' use of 'human shields'
A Médecins Sans Frontières surgeon said there was no water, power, food, or internet at Al-Shifa hospital.
The director of Al-Shifa hospital said it is "totally surrounded and bombardments are going on nearby".
The Israeli Defence Forces pledged to aid the evacuation of babies from the hospital.
In a televised address, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed that his country's battle against Hamas would continue with "full force".
Holly Cairns: What Israel is doing in Gaza is beyond horrific - we cannot stand idly by
Gaza health ministry says premature babies at risk as main hospital under constant fire and running out of fuel
'We’ll work hard to win your trust': McDonald says she wants to form a Govt without FF and FG
Mary Lou McDonald says her party will fix the housing crisis ‘once and for all’.
Pro-Palestine rallies held in Dublin and Cork as Israeli bombardment and siege of Gaza continues
People made their way through the streets of the city centre chanting “ceasefire now”.
SF crowd chants 'free Palestine' as ambassador to Ireland receives rapturous applause at Ard Fheis
McDonald there is a growing view that the issue of sanctions and consequences for Israel has to be addressed.