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# Palestine

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March 2024
Israeli military denies Gaza health ministry claim it killed at least 20 people waiting for food aid
The health ministry accused Israeli troops of opening fire from “tanks and helicopters” as Palestinians gathered at a roundabout in Gaza City.
US' highest-ranking elected Jewish American calls for elections in Israel
Varadkar denies softening language on Gaza during US trip, says tailoring message for audience needed
Varadkar and O'Neill gently raise Gaza message to muted applause from Washington power brokers
The two politicians made brief references and steered away from hard-hitting language in their speeches.
There was a notable difference in Varadkar's language on Gaza in his DC speech compared to an earlier speech in Boston.
When he did mention Gaza, the was lukewarm applause compared to the reaction to his comments about Ukraine.
Biden's heart is 'in the right place' in relation to Gaza conflict, Varadkar says
EU calls on Israel to open additional crossings to allow more aid to reach Gaza
It comes as the first boat loaded with 200 tonnes of food aid makes slow progress towards the Gaza Strip.
UN told Israel is using 'starvation' in Gaza as a 'weapon of war'
Josep Borrell told the UN Security Council that the humanitarian crisis is “man-made”.
A Spanish charity vessel has begun its journey to Gaza from Cyprus, towing a barge with 200 tonnes of aid.
US charity World Central Kitchen has said work is "underway" on a jetty to unload the shipment.
Aid groups have been warning of the risk of famine in besieged Gaza for weeks.
'Cries of the innocent will haunt us if we stay silent': Taoiseach calls for Gaza ceasefire in Boston speech
President Michael D Higgins issues strongly worded statement calling for a ceasefire in Gaza
The President said the “world has been warned” of the consequences of inaction in Gaza.
My Story: 'I am Gazan living in Ireland, my family is trapped in the hell that is Rafah'
Ahmed Alsammak
Kneecap, Sprints and Soda Blonde withdraw from SXSW festival due to US military sponsorship
Can ministers deliver Ireland’s message on Gaza during US paddywhackery?
Hamas chief says still open to truce talks as Ramadan begins and US vessel sets sail with aid
The Muslim holy fasting month of Ramadan begins tomorrow.
American officials said it is likely to be weeks before the pier is operational.
Meanwhile, Biden said he believes Netanyahu is “hurting Israel more than helping Israel”.
The health ministry in Gaza today said the number of deaths in Israel's bombardment and ground offensive in Gaza had risen to 31,045.
Aid ship from Cyprus 'ready' to sail for Gaza through maritime corridor
The head of the European Commission expressed hope that a maritime corridor could open tomorrow, although details remained unclear.
US President Joe Biden said on Thursday that the US military would build a "temporary pier" off Gaza's coast to bring in aid.
A humanitarian aid airdrop in the north of Gaza killed five people and wounded 10 yesterday.
'I want to show my solidarity': Imelda May appears on Late Late Show wearing traditional Palestinian dress
Explainer: How will the US build its makeshift humanitarian aid port on the beaches of Gaza?
Biden announced last night that he has ordered the construction of a temporary port.
Performers criticise RTÉ for omission of Lankum's acceptance speech about Gaza
US to build port off Gaza for emergency aid, Biden announces
Biden urged Israel to let more assistance into Gaza, though he still defended its military operation against Hamas.
Israel slams South Africa's new request for UN court orders as Gazans face 'catastrophic' hunger
China has called the humanitarian crisis a “disgrace for civilisation”.
Yesterday, Tánaiste Micheál Martin said this was the worst humanitarian crisis he has ever seen.
The health ministry in Gaza has said 20 people have died of malnutrition and dehydration, at least half of them children.
Envoys continue to push for ceasefire in Gaza before start of Ramadan
US President Joe Biden had urged Hamas to accept a ceasefire plan with Israel before the Muslim fasting month begins.
The UN World Food Programme has warned that hunger has reached "catastrophic levels" in northern Gaza.
At a parliamentary party meeting this evening, Tánaiste Micheál Martin described the situation as the worst humanitarian crisis he has ever seen.
The Palestinian health ministry said Israel's retaliatory offensive has killed at least 30,717 people, mostly women and children.
Democrats angry at Biden's support for Israel stage protest vote in presidential primaries
Israeli forces turn away 14-truck UN food convoy headed into Gaza as famine 'almost inevitable'
UN says there are 'reasonable grounds' to believe Hamas committed rapes during 7 October attacks
Kamala Harris calls for 'immediate six-week ceasefire' as US pushes to lock in Gaza truce
The comments from Harris are the most forceful to date by a US administration official.
Israeli wartime Cabinet member meets US officials in Washington as ceasefire talks get under way
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.
Mother loses infant twins, her husband, and 11 other relatives in Israeli airstrike
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".
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
February 2024
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
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.
Trócaire calls for 'justice' for partner Palestinian lawyers killed by Israeli strikes in Gaza
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
Close to 100 people killed in overnight strikes in Gaza as Israel discusses next steps in truce talks
RTÉ says Kneecap agreed not to wear pro-Palestine badges on The Late Late, but did anyway