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# Palestine

This week
29th January 2023 - 3rd February 2023
# Palestine
US secretary Blinken due in Jerusalem to discuss de-escalation of Israel-Palestinian bloodshed
Israel has sought to demolish the east Jerusalem family home of a Palestinian gunman as part of measures to punish the relatives of attackers.
# Jerusalem
Israel announces measures against 'families of terrorists' following attacks
Benjamin Netanyahu promised a “strong” and “swift” response to attacks carried out by two Palestinians from annexed east Jerusalem.
Last week
22nd January 2023 - 28th January 2023
# Israel
New gun attack in east Jerusalem after synagogue mass shooting
The two shootings marked another dramatic escalation in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
# Israel
Gunman kills five near synagogue in east Jerusalem
The gunman was shot and reportedly killed in the incident in the Jewish neighbourhood of Neve Yaakov.
# Palestine
Explainer: Why has violence erupted in the West Bank?
A deep sense of frustration among Palestinians and Benjamin Netanyahu’s return to power are among the reasons.
# Palestine
Israel and Gaza fighters trade fire after deadly West Bank raid
The Israeli strike killed nine Palestinians, including at least seven militants and a 61-year-old woman.
# West Bank
10 Palestinians killed as Israel launches deadliest West Bank raid in years
The Palestinian officials also accused the forces of using tear gas inside a hospital children’s ward.
Last month
January 2023
# West Bank
Palestinian government condemns shooting of man by Israeli forces
The Israeli military said soldiers shot someone after a ‘violent confrontation’.
Israeli minister's visit to holy site sparks condemnation
The United States warned of steps which may harm the status quo.
Last year
2022
# West Bank
Palestinian girl found shot dead after Israeli raid, say Palestinian ministry
Israel’s army said it was ‘aware of reports regarding a killed Palestinian female’ and the incident ‘is under review’.
# ICC
Al Jazeera submits the case of its slain journalist to the International Criminal Court
Palestinian-American Shireen Abu Akleh was shot while covering an Israel army raid in Jenin on 11 May.
# Palestine
Israel carries out air strikes on Gaza after rocket fired from Palestinian enclave
There was no immediate claim for the attack, the first in a month according to the army.
# Jerusalem
Australia reverses recognition of Jerusalem as Israeli capital
Jerusalem is claimed by both Israelis and Palestinians, and most foreign governments avoid formally declaring it the capital of either state.
# West Bank
Palestinian doctor among two killed in Israeli West Bank raid
Crowds of mourners gathered for the separate funerals of the two men.
# New York
Occupied Territories Bill would not make any 'practical difference', says Taoiseach
The Taoiseach has said the situation in the occupied Palestinian territory is untenable.
# Humanitarian
Coveney approves €2 million funding to UN for Palestinian refugees
It brings Ireland’s total contribution to the UN Relief and Works Agency in 2022 to €8 million.
# West Bank
Palestinian killed and 16 wounded in Israeli West Bank raid
The Israeli army said it entered Jenin overnight ‘to demolish the residence’ of the perpetrator of a deadly shooting attack in Tel Aviv.
# Palestine
Ireland joins eight EU countries calling Israel raid on Palestinian NGOs 'unacceptable'
Seven organisations were raided on Thursday morning and had their doors welded closed and property confiscated.
# West Bank
Three Palestinians killed and dozens wounded as Israel mounts West Bank raid
Israel agreed to a truce with Palestinian militants in Gaza at the weekend.
# Palestine
Israel agrees to truce as Gaza death toll rises to 31, including six children
The health ministry also said that 265 people in Gaza have been wounded since Friday.
# Gaza
Coveney 'deeply concerned' about Gaza escalation and impact of strikes on civilians
Health authorities in Gaza said 12 people have been killed, including a five-year-old girl. Minister Simon Coveney has said he is “deeply concerned” about the escalation.
# Gaza
Five-year-old girl among dead as Israel kills senior militant in strikes on Gaza
It comes four days after Israel closed its two border crossings with Gaza and restricted the movement of Israeli civilians living near the frontier.
# bansky
Lost Banksy painting created in West Bank resurfaces in Tel Aviv gallery
The artwork sprayed on a concrete wall shows a rat with a slingshot.
# Palestine
US against opening probe on death of journalist and US citizen Shireen Abu Akleh
Israel initially said that Palestinian fire could have killed Abu Akleh, before backtracking.
# Nablus
Two Palestinians killed in Israeli West Bank raid
The Palestinian Red Crescent reported treating 19 wounded in Nablus, including 10 people hit by live fire.
# Joe Biden
Biden likens Palestinians to Irish Catholics on trip to Middle East
He was speaking at East Jerusalem Hospital.
Ben & Jerry's sues Unilever to block distribution in Israeli settlements
In July last year, Ben & Jerry’s said it would no longer sell its ice cream in the Israeli-occupied Palestinian territories.
# shireen abu akleh
'We are incredulous': Family of Shireen Abu Akleh condemn result of US probe into her death
The US said the journalist was likely killed by Israeli gunfire, but said there was no reason to believe she was shot intentionally.
# shireen abu akleh
Israel to examine bullet that killed journalist Shireen Abu Akleh with US experts
The Palestinian-American journalist was killed while covering a raid by the Israel Defense Forces.
# Palestine
Palestinian teenager shot by Israeli forces dies
A Palestinian medical source said that the teen was wounded in Jaba, a village in the Jenin governorate of the northern West Bank.
# Palestine
Three Palestinians killed in Israeli operation in West Bank
Israeli forces opened fire on the vehicle in which the three men were travelling.
# Temple Mount
Jerusalem on high alert ahead of Israeli 'flag march'
Hamas warned against marchers passing through the Al-Aqsa mosque compound, saying it would use “all possibilities” to confront them.
# European Parliament
EU delegation to Gaza cancels trip after chair denied entry to Israel
Ireland South MEP Grace O’Sullivan, who was one of the delegates, criticised the decision.
# West Bank
Independent probe points to Israeli gunfire in journalist Shireen Abu Akleh's death
Israel and the Palestinians are locked in a war of narratives that already has put Israel on the defensive.
# Palestine
Palestinians mourn Israel's creation amid outcry over raid on journalist's funeral
The annual demonstrations across the occupied West Bank, annexed east Jerusalem and inside Israel came with tensions high over the killing of Al Jazeera reporter Shireen Abu Akleh.
# shireen abu akleh
Israeli police to probe violence at journalist's funeral after outrage over 'disgraceful' scenes
Foreign Affairs Minister Simon Coveney said the violence at Shireen Abu Akleh’s funeral “should be roundly condemned”.
# shireen abu akleh
Coffin is dropped as Israeli police beat mourners at funeral of Al Jazeera journalist
Recent days have seen an outpouring of grief from across the Palestinian territories and the wider Arab world.
# shireen abu akleh
Palestinians honour journalist killed in Israeli army raid after rejecting probe into her death
The Palestinian Authority has rejected holding a joint probe with Israel.
# Book of condolences
Book of condolences to be opened in Dublin for journalist shot dead in Israeli army raid
Messages will be compiled and sent to the family of Shireen Abu Akleh.
# West Bank
UN demands probe into killing of Al Jazeera journalist during Israeli army raid in West Bank
Al Jazeera said Shireen Abu Akleh, a prominent figure in the channel’s Arabic news service, was shot “deliberately” and “in cold blood” by Israeli troops.