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# Palestine

April
April 2024
UN condemns 'purposeful and wanton destruction' of medical equipment in Gaza maternity wards
Pro-Palestine group delivers petition to RTÉ studio in Cork calling for Eurovision boycott
Harris bats away talk of 'inexperience' on his big EU debut as Ukraine and Palestine dominate
Harris says moment of recognising the state of Palestine is 'very close'
Security Council to vote Thursday on Palestinian state UN membership
Harris finds it 'a little hard to hear' Israeli ambassador talking about Ireland being on the 'wrong side'
Tom Clonan: We have reached a dangerous moment in the Middle East conflict
Tom Clonan
Challenges of reporting from Gaza: How inaccurate reports of a dead Irish aid worker went viral
Recognition of Palestine by EU countries 'much closer', Harris says after meeting with Spanish PM
Pedro Sanchez has previously said his country plans to extend recognition to the Palestinians by July.
Hamas official says a ceasefire needed to locate hostages held in Gaza
'Highly likely' more EU states will recognise Palestine, Harris says after von der Leyen meeting
Israel criticises Harris for not mentioning hostages during his inaugural Dáil speech
Simon Harris to meet Ursula von der Leyen today with Palestine 'high on the agenda'
Hamas chief says three of his sons and several grandchildren killed by Israeli strike in Gaza
Ireland recognising State of Palestine would 'give hope', Ambassador says
Israel bombs targets in Gaza as US says Rafah invasion not 'imminent'
Egypt is attempting to progress true talks as Israel insists it will invade Rafah.
The leaders of France, Egypt and Jordan warned Israel against the threatened offensive in Rafah, urging an “immediate” ceasefire.
Turkey has announced that it will impose trade restrictions on Israel from today until the country declares a ceasefire.
Eurovision organiser says abuse of contestants over Israel's inclusion in competition 'unacceptable'
Tánaiste says Ireland will recognise State of Palestine in 'next few weeks'
Leaders of France, Egypt, Jordan warn Israel against offensive in the city of Rafah
Israel pulled its forces out of the southern Gaza Strip on Sunday “to prepare for future missions”, the country’s defence minister said.
Egyptian state-linked media reported that talks in Cairo aimed at brokering a truce had made "significant progress".
However, Israel's Ynet news outlet cited an unidentified Israeli official as saying that "we still don't see a deal on the horizon".
A senior Hamas official meanwhile told AFP that "we cannot speak of concrete progress so far".
Israeli withdrawal from southern Gaza likely just so 'troops can rest', White House says
UN humanitarian chief calls Gaza war 'betrayal of humanity'
Doctor 'anxious' about return to Gaza after killing of aid workers in Israeli air strike
Two officers dismissed as Israel says 'grave mistakes' made when it killed seven aid workers in Gaza
UN Human Rights Council demands halt to all arms sales to Israel
It is the first time the United Nations top rights body has taken a position on the conflict.
The Erez crossing in northern Gaza will be temporarily reopened for the first time since the Hamas attack on 7 October.
Netanyahu's office also said Israel would allow its port in Ashdod to process aid shipments bound for Gaza.
Irish government to stop investing almost €3m in companies based in illegal Israeli settlements
Biden urges 'immediate ceasefire' in first call with Netanyahu since strike on aid workers
The US President and the Israeli Prime Minister will hold a phone call later today.
World Central Kitchen has called for an independent investigation into the strikes.
The health ministry in Gaza said 61 people were killed in strikes overnight.
Tomorrow, the UN Human Rights Council will consider a draft resolution calling for an arms embargo on Israel.
'Blame Hamas': Here's how Israeli media have reacted to the IDF killing seven aid workers
The victims were staff of the US-based charity World Central Kitchen, which was in Gaza to provide food to starving civilians.
Who were the seven aid workers killed by the Israeli air strike in Gaza?
Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu branded 'traitor' in fourth consecutive night of protests
Israeli forces withdraw from Gaza hospital after two weeks of fighting, leaving bodies behind
March
March 2024
Three pro-Palestine activists arrested trying to block US military planes at Shannon Airport
Five killed and dozens wounded in Gaza stampede during aid delivery
UN Human Rights Chief: 'Plausible' that Israel is using starvation as weapon of war
Twelve people reportedly drowned trying to wade into the sea to get aid packages that went astray.
Hamas has called on the United States to stop its airdrop deliveries of aid into Gaza.
The Palestinian Authority (PA) has announced the formation of a new Cabinet as it faces international pressure to reform.
Israel continues strikes on Gaza despite UN ceasefire resolution
Seven people drown in Mediterranean trying to reach aid dropped into Gaza
Thousands take part in pro-Palestinian demonstration in Dublin
UN chief visits Gaza border as Israel vows to attack Rafah despite international condemnation
Israel steadfast on Rafah assault after US-backed ceasefire call vetoed at UN Security Council
Varadkar meets leaders of Malta, Slovenia and Spain at EU summit to talk Palestinian statehood
Palestinian man who slept on Mount Street came to Ireland to escape 'death at any moment'
Mohamed has been deeply affected by the situation in Gaza, describing it as a “massacre”.