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#Conflict

From TheJournal.ie Putin V Poroshenko: Russia and Ukraine's presidents to meet today Conflict

Putin V Poroshenko: Russia and Ukraine's presidents to meet today

Ahead of the meeting, Kiev announced the capture of ten Russian paratroopers.

From TheJournal.ie Hamas executes 18 men in Gaza for alleged collaboration with Israel Hamas

Hamas executes 18 men in Gaza for alleged collaboration with Israel

A Hamas-linked website claimed men had been killed for allegedly reconnoitering targets for Israeli strikes.

From TheJournal.ie Russian aid convoy begins customs check after Ukraine border delay Ukraine

Russian aid convoy begins customs check after Ukraine border delay

Trucks were deemed a ‘Trojan horse’ by Ukrainian authorities, a claim denied by Moscow.

From TheJournal.ie Three Hamas commanders and four children among at least 15 killed in Israeli strikes today Warplanes

Three Hamas commanders and four children among at least 15 killed in Israeli strikes today

Air strikes have stepped up on day 45 of the conflict, militants fired 18 rockets over the border since midnight.

From TheJournal.ie A pregnant woman and four children have been killed in Gaza Conflict

A pregnant woman and four children have been killed in Gaza

The woman was nine months pregnant but medics were unable to save the foetus.

From TheJournal.ie Over 2,100 people killed in Ukraine violence Ukraine

Over 2,100 people killed in Ukraine violence

Meanwhile, a Russian aid convoy is still waiting near Ukrainian border to be checked for delivery.

From TheJournal.ie 100 inmates escape high-security Ukrainian jail after shell attack Prison Break

100 inmates escape high-security Ukrainian jail after shell attack

By this morning, some of them had returned to the facility but 40 of them are still missing.

From TheJournal.ie Up to 7,000 march as Dublin comes out in force to support Gaza People Power

Up to 7,000 march as Dublin comes out in force to support Gaza

About 20,000 people also marched in London today.

From TheJournal.ie Ukraine claims Russia attempted to send troops disguised as aid mission Incursion

Ukraine claims Russia attempted to send troops disguised as aid mission

The move was averted through diplomatic channels.

From TheJournal.ie In pics: Talks in tatters as Gaza rocket fire and air strikes resume Conflict

In pics: Talks in tatters as Gaza rocket fire and air strikes resume

Hamas rejected a proposed extension to the 72-hour ceasefire and a 12-year-old boy has already been killed since the fighting resumed.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should the US go ahead with Iraq air strikes? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should the US go ahead with Iraq air strikes?

Obama said warplanes will launch strikes if neccessary – do you agree?

From TheJournal.ie Thousands of Iraqis flee ISIS militants in panic as France calls 'urgent' UNSC meeting Iraq

Thousands of Iraqis flee ISIS militants in panic as France calls 'urgent' UNSC meeting

The situation for Iraqis in the north-west of their country ” is becoming increasingly dire” according to an Amnesty adviser in the area.

From TheJournal.ie 72-hour ceasefire in Gaza begins - moments after attacks from both sides Israel

72-hour ceasefire in Gaza begins - moments after attacks from both sides

Just before it began, Hamas militants fired rockets at central Israel, while the Israeli air force staged five raids.

From TheJournal.ie New Gaza conflict murals appear in Belfast Gaza This post contains images

New Gaza conflict murals appear in Belfast

A child was killed by an Israeli air strike today – just minutes into an Israeli-declared truce.

From TheJournal.ie Gaza waits as another ceasefire is declared Cessation

Gaza waits as another ceasefire is declared

Israel announced the seven-hour ceasefire in all areas except Rafah.

From TheJournal.ie Young faces of war: Syrian children bereaved, homeless and losing hope Photojournalism

Young faces of war: Syrian children bereaved, homeless and losing hope

When will it stop? Syrian children killed, injured and left homeless as conflict continues.

From TheJournal.ie End in sight? Israel says it's safe to return to some parts of Gaza Operation Protective Edge This post contains images

End in sight? Israel says it's safe to return to some parts of Gaza

While in Ireland, thousands rallied to protest against the conflict.

From TheJournal.ie Gaza truce in tatters as 27 are killed by intensive Israeli shelling Israel Gaza Conflict

Gaza truce in tatters as 27 are killed by intensive Israeli shelling

Israel claim that eight rockets and mortars have been fired across the border by Hamas.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Neither nation can survive without freedom and independence for the Palestinians Peace Building

Opinion: Neither nation can survive without freedom and independence for the Palestinians

Israeli peace activist Nurit Peled-Elhanan calls on the international community to help end settlement expansion and bring peace to the region.

From TheJournal.ie 'Miracle' Gaza baby born to dead mother is said to have died Gaza

'Miracle' Gaza baby born to dead mother is said to have died

The hospital has not confirmed the baby’s death,

From TheJournal.ie Seanad called on to have 'meaningful' impact with its Gaza debate today Conflict

Seanad called on to have 'meaningful' impact with its Gaza debate today

The senators will also debate the crisis in Ukraine – although some members of the Seanad are on holidays.

From TheJournal.ie Have you seen the mural about the Gaza conflict painted on the Falls Road? Belfast

Have you seen the mural about the Gaza conflict painted on the Falls Road?

The artwork calls for the “immediate expulsion of all Israeli diplomats from Éire”.

From TheJournal.ie UNRWA spokesperson breaks down during TV interview on Palestinians' rights Gaza

UNRWA spokesperson breaks down during TV interview on Palestinians' rights

Chris Gunness was overcome as he spoke about conditions for Palestinians in Gaza.

From TheJournal.ie In pics: Israeli plane drops leaflets warning Gaza civilians Warning From Above This post contains images

In pics: Israeli plane drops leaflets warning Gaza civilians

The leaflets urged civilians to stay away from Hamas militants and to report any rocket launches.

From TheJournal.ie Early morning shelling kills 16 at UN school shelter in Gaza Operation Protective Edge

Early morning shelling kills 16 at UN school shelter in Gaza

People displaced by war were living at the school.

From TheJournal.ie Here’s how fighting in Ukraine is holding up the MH17 investigation Stalling

Here’s how fighting in Ukraine is holding up the MH17 investigation

Again, fighting in the towns around the crash site made it impossible for Dutch and Australian authorities to get to the wreckage today.

From TheJournal.ie This is the Hamas Prime Minister's office after an Israeli air strike Operation Protective Edge

This is the Hamas Prime Minister's office after an Israeli air strike

Also hit was a Hamas-run television and radio station.

From TheJournal.ie Five Israeli soldiers, 26 Palestinians killed in latest Gaza violence Gaza

Five Israeli soldiers, 26 Palestinians killed in latest Gaza violence

UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon has said that the violence must stop “in the name of humanity”.

From TheJournal.ie This gif shows the spread of WWI into a global conflict WWI

This gif shows the spread of WWI into a global conflict

Gif shows scope of the Great War which claimed over 37 million lives.

From TheJournal.ie Human remains disturbed as missile strike hits Gaza cemetery Last Respects

Human remains disturbed as missile strike hits Gaza cemetery

Palestinians had to re-bury human remains that were found by the graves.

From TheJournal.ie As death toll rises, UN calls for "immediate and unconditional" ceasefire in Gaza conflict Conflict

As death toll rises, UN calls for "immediate and unconditional" ceasefire in Gaza conflict

The resolution came during a lull in fighting in Gaza early today, as the Mulsim Eid al-Fitr festival begins.

From TheJournal.ie Hamas agrees to 24-hour humanitarian truce Ceasefire

Hamas agrees to 24-hour humanitarian truce

This followed a statement by Israel that it would resume its raids on Gaza.

From TheJournal.ie Germany warns citizens to leave Libya after deaths of 38 in clashes Get Out

Germany warns citizens to leave Libya after deaths of 38 in clashes

Cashes broke out yesterday when Islamist groups launched an assault on the headquarters of a special forces unit

From TheJournal.ie Australian and Dutch police scrap MH17 site visit over security worries Ukraine

Australian and Dutch police scrap MH17 site visit over security worries

Police officers from the two countries were due to recover victims’ remains from the site but heavy shelling has been reported in the village next to the crash site.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should Irish politicians come back to debate the Israel-Gaza crisis? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should Irish politicians come back to debate the Israel-Gaza crisis?

They’re officially off for the summer but there have been calls for both the Dáil and the Seanad to hold debates on the topic.

From TheJournal.ie 'We find a body torn into pieces. Someone picks up a hand. These are things we're used to' Brothers In Arms

'We find a body torn into pieces. Someone picks up a hand. These are things we're used to'

Gaza Strip paramedics talk about their experiences of wartime shifts.

From TheJournal.ie Israel extends temporary ceasefire to 9pm tonight as Gaza death toll passes 1,000 Truce

Israel extends temporary ceasefire to 9pm tonight as Gaza death toll passes 1,000

Today’s ceasefire allowed Palestinian’s to return to what was left of their homes to try to salvage belongings.

From TheJournal.ie Irish protests to be stepped up today as Gaza conflict escalates Marches

Irish protests to be stepped up today as Gaza conflict escalates

More than 800 Palestinians and 36 Israelis have died since the start of the conflict, over two weeks ago.

From TheJournal.ie Gaza: Israel and Hamas 'agree 12-hour ceasefire' 850 Dead

Gaza: Israel and Hamas 'agree 12-hour ceasefire'

The US and UN are pushing for a seven-day halt in the violence, which has now killed more than 850 people.

From TheJournal.ie Palestinian shot dead by Israeli forces in West Bank protests West Bank

Palestinian shot dead by Israeli forces in West Bank protests

At least 150 people were wounded in the clashes.