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# Palestine

February 2024
Tens of thousands call for Gaza ceasefire at march supporting Palestine in Dublin
RTÉ asked musicians on last night's Late Late Show not to wear pro-Palestinian symbols
Fears grow for patients trapped in Gazan hospital as Hamas reiterates call for ceasefire
Bernie Sanders event at Trinity College interrupted by protester challenging him on Gaza stance
Shifting sands: The people of the West Bank are stuck in hellish game they never agreed to play
Hannah McCarthy
US urges Israel not to carry out Rafah attack in Gaza without plan to keep civilians safe
Tánaiste accuses Israel of ‘disinformation campaign’ against UNRWA as he pledges extra funding
Thousands forced to flee as Israeli forces shell and raid south Gaza's largest hospital
As global outcry over Gaza grows, a Tel Aviv politics expert tells us what Israelis think
Here’s what polling says about Israelis’ view of the military action in Gaza, its humanitarian cost and Netanyahu.
Ireland and Spain ask for urgent review of EU's trade deal with Israel amid 'grave' Rafah threat
In a letter sent to the European Commission president, Varadkar also called for an ‘immediate humanitarian ceasefire’.
Al Jazeera condemns Israel as reporter's leg blown off in drone strike on Rafah
The Qatar-based network said the strike was a “fully-fledged crime which adds to Israel’s crime against journalists”.
Elsewhere, South Africa urged the UN's top court to place more legal pressure on Israel to halt a threatened offensive against Rafah.
Minister Simon Coveney has today accused Israel of “behaving like a rogue state”.
UN describes prospect of Israeli ground invasion of Rafah in southern Gaza as 'terrifying'
Tánaiste Micheál Martin said he is in “no doubt” that the continued bombing of Rafah will ‘constitute a war crime’.
Israeli Ambassador to Ireland Dana Erlich has said the military operation in Rafah is "necessary" to continue the release of hostages and "eliminate" Hamas.
EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell has today urged allies of Israel to stop sending it weapons as "too many people" are being killed in Gaza.
World leaders and Hamas warn Israel to call off plans to stage ground offensive in Rafah
Tánaiste condemns order given to Israeli troops to 'prepare to operate' in Rafah
Activist accused of damaging Department of Foreign Affairs during pro-Palestine rally remanded on bail
US warns Israel of 'disaster' if it sends troops into Gaza's Rafah city
Benjamin Netanyahu said he had ordered troops to “prepare to operate” in Rafah, the last major urban area ground troops have yet to enter.
US drone strike kills three members of the Kataib Hezbollah militia in Iraq
Israeli PM Netanyahu rejects Hamas ceasefire demands and vows to secure ‘absolute victory’
Qatar says Hamas response to new Gaza truce proposal is 'positive'
Blinken arrives in Saudi Arabia for another Middle East tour a bid to secure Israel-Hamas truce
Hamas considers hostage exchange deal as Israel kills 127 more people in strikes on Gaza
President Higgins warns of 'moment of global crisis' as Israel strikes refugee-dense southern Gaza
Israel hits southern city of Rafah crowded with hundreds of thousands of refugees
Ireland may recognise the State of Palestine if joined by other EU countries
105 people killed in Gaza overnight as talks move towards deal on hostage-prisoner exchange
SF calls on Govt to boost Palestine agency support, amid fears it will close after funding cuts
January 2024
Government defeats Sinn Féin motion calling on intervention in genocide case against Israel
Hamas reviewing six-week truce proposal, as UN says half of Gaza's buildings have been damaged
What does UNRWA do and why are countries pulling their support for the Palestinian aid agency?
Ireland has been among UNRWA’s main defenders since allegations of staff involvement in the 7 October attacks surfaced.
UN Secretary General asks countries to restore funding to agency for Palestinian refugees
Israeli troops, some disguised as medical staff, kill three Palestinians in West Bank hospital
The Israeli military said forces entered the hospital to target a “Hamas terrorist cell”.
Palestinian ambassador urges Irish politicians to use Patrick's Day visit to raise Gaza plight with Biden
Dr Jilan Wahba Abdalmajid said that she would respect whatever decision is taken by the Irish Government and Sinn Féin.
US Secretary of State urges UN agency to address claims of staff involvement in Hamas attack
UNRWA said Israel had provided the agency with information about the alleged involvement of several employees in the 7 October attack.
The European Union is one of UNRWA's top donors.
On Saturday, Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs Micheál Martin said Ireland was not withdrawing its funding.
He said today he has no issue with the EU reviewing the situation as long as the aid keeps flowing.
Mary Lou McDonald says Patrick's Day trip will let Ireland send 'clear message' to US on Gaza
UN Security Council to meet after ICJ ruling on South Africa's case against Israel
UN agency for Palestinian refugees sacks employees over claims of involvement in Hamas attack
ICJ makes orders against Israel, agrees to hear South Africa's Gaza genocide case
Death toll from Israeli campaign in Gaza passes 26,000 with more than 180 killed overnight
Motion for govt to join South Africa's case against Israel defeated in Dáil
Opposition rounds on govt's 'dithering' on South African genocide case against Israel