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# 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”.
# Parkhead
Celtic remove Palestinian flags from stadium after accusing fans of exploiting Scott Brown tribute
The Scottish club allowed supporters to display messages for the departing captain ahead of tonight’s visit of St Johnstone.
# 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.
# Conflict
Explainer: What sparked the latest escalation in Israeli-Palestinian clashes?
Israeli air strikes today wounded 125 people and killed 25, including nine children.
25 people, including nine children, were killed in an Israeli air strike this morning.
The UN rights office is "deeply concerned" about the escalation of violence.
International leaders have called for a de-escalation on both sides.
Opinion: Jerusalem expulsions are a microcosm of Israel’s apartheid – justice requires action
# 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.
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.
# 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
Kosovo attracts criticism after opening embassy in Jerusalem
The status of Jerusalem is one of the biggest flashpoints in the long-running Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
# state jabs
Israel reopens restaurants, bars with 40% of country fully vaccinated
Nearly five million people have received one dose.
# Palestine
Thousands of Covid-19 vaccines arrive in Gaza from UAE
The vaccines are reported to be designated for inoculating medical teams.
# Election
EU urges Israel to facilitate Palestinian vote
Palestine intends to hold elections in May and July.
# Palestine
Clashes erupt at funeral for Palestinian boy shot dead by Israeli forces
Ali Abu Alia, 13, died in gunfire in the West Bank.
# East Jerusalem
Ireland condemns 'clearly illegal' Israeli settlements as Israel pushes on before Trump leaves office
The Trump administration has broken with decades of bipartisan US practice by not opposing Jewish settlement activity in Israeli-annexed east Jerusalem.
# Saeb Erekat
Coveney pays tribute to top Palestinian spokesman Saeb Erekat who has died aged 65
Erekat had been a prominent international spokesman for the Palestinians for three decades.
# West Bank
Coveney says Israel's destruction of Palestinian village a 'brutal and violent act'
Israel’s army demolished the homes of nearly 80 Palestinian Bedouins in the occupied West Bank on Tuesday.
# West Bank
Israeli army destroys Palestinian village in Jordan Valley
Nearly 80 people have been left homeless, according to officials.
# agreement
Trump hails 'historic' deal as Israel pledges to halt annexation of land in West Bank
Palestinian official Hanan Ashrawi said on Twitter that the deal perpetuates Israel’s occupation of the West Bank.
# Palestine
Coveney expresses concern to Mike Pompeo and Israeli foreign minister about annexation plans
Israel’s plan to redraw the map has come under fierce international criticism.
Opinion: There really is no excuse for a new Government not to pass the Occupied Territories Bill
Duncan Casey argues that the Bill, which would prohibit the import of goods from the West Bank, should no longer be delayed.
# Benjamin Netanyahu
Israel prime minister 'confident' Trump will support West Bank annexation
Israeli annexation of West Bank territory would be highly controversial.
# occupied territories
Simon Coveney condemns Israeli deal to approve Trump's plan for annexation of parts of West Bank
The Minister for Foreign Affairs’ comments come as a new government is set to be formed in Israel.
# Gaza
Israeli minister defends bulldozer being used to pick up man's body
The militant was killed by Israeli forces as he tried to plant an explosive device near the border fence in Gaza.
# East Jerusalem
Tánaiste Simon Coveney condemns proposals for new Israeli settlements as 'very clearly illegal'
The plans were unveiled by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu last night.
# Jerusalem capital
Donald Trump calls his plan for Israel-Palestine a 'win-win', and tweets out a map
Trump said that his plan “could be the last opportunity” for Palestinians.
# Middle East
Trump hosts rival Israeli leaders on the eve of unveiling 'historic' peace plan
There is scepticism over the plan’s chances of success in the Middle East.
# occupied territories
Coveney condemns 'illegal' Israeli settlements in wake of US policy u-turn
This comes after US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Washington no longer considers them to be illegal.
# occupied territories
US will no longer consider Israeli settlements in occupied Palestinian territories illegal
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced the change in position today.
# Gaza
Israel kills top Palestinian Islamic Jihad commander in Gaza attack
Israel was attacked with rockets following the strike on the Palestinian militants.
# Settlements
EU countries must now label products imported from Israeli occupied territories
It follows a case taken by a French tribunal in 2016.
# Benjamin Netanyahu
Israel approves new West Bank settlement just days before election
The move was announced by Benjamin Netanyahu.
# Mohammed Dahlan
Palestinian politician to pursue defamation case against Facebook in Irish High Court
Mohammed Dahlan’s lawyers have moved their focus from England to Ireland.
# Palestine
Netanyahu vows to annex West Bank's Jordan Valley if re-elected
A senior Palestinian official has said that Netanyahu’s plan destroys all chances of Israeli-Palestinian peace.
# Palestine
Gaza on 'state of alert' after three policemen killed by reported ISIS bombers
The police officers died at checkpoints last night.
# flashpoint
Off-duty Israeli soldier found dead with stab wounds in occupied West Bank
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has called it a “terrorist” attack and reinforcements have been sent.
# Boycott
'Are you brave enough?': RTÉ faced slew of demands to boycott in days leading up to Eurovision
RTÉ received dozens of emails in the days leading up to this year’s competition.