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From TheJournal.ie RTÉ won't sanction employees who refuse to travel to Israel for Eurovision Boycott

RTÉ won't sanction employees who refuse to travel to Israel for Eurovision

Campaigners have called for next year’s contest to be boycotted.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland to give extra €1 million to help Palestinian refugees Mahmoud Abbas Visit

Ireland to give extra €1 million to help Palestinian refugees

Mahmoud Abbas met President Michael D Higgins, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Tánaiste Simon Coveney today.

From TheJournal.ie After Israeli strikes on Gaza following soldier's death, a ceasefire is holding steady Gaza Strip

After Israeli strikes on Gaza following soldier's death, a ceasefire is holding steady

Israel did not confirm the ceasefire, which supposedly came into effect at midnight.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should Ireland expel its Israeli Ambassador? Gaza Strip This post contains a poll

Poll: Should Ireland expel its Israeli Ambassador?

Mary Lou McDonald has said that the Israeli Ambassador should “pack his bags and go” after recent deaths in the Gaza Strip.

From TheJournal.ie Gaza killings: Sinn Féin says Israeli ambassador should 'pack his bags' and be expelled Gaza Strip

Gaza killings: Sinn Féin says Israeli ambassador should 'pack his bags' and be expelled

59 Palestinians were killed by Israeli forces during protests along the Gaza border against the US embassy opening in Jerusalem.

From TheJournal.ie 55 Palestinians - including children under 16 - killed by Israeli troops as US opens its new embassy in Jerusalem Protests

55 Palestinians - including children under 16 - killed by Israeli troops as US opens its new embassy in Jerusalem

The surge in fatalities led South Africa to recall its ambassador in Israel “with immediate effect until further notice”.

From TheJournal.ie Israel's military investigating after video shows soldiers laughing after shooting Palestinian Gaza Strip

Israel's military investigating after video shows soldiers laughing after shooting Palestinian

The Israeli military confirmed the authenticity of the video today.

From TheJournal.ie 16-year-old Palestinian boy shot dead as Gaza border protests continue Gaza Strip

16-year-old Palestinian boy shot dead as Gaza border protests continue

The protests are in support of refugees, including those in the Palestinian enclave who want to return to their former homes.

From TheJournal.ie Israel warns of 'retaliatory steps' as Palestine signs up to International Criminal Court War Crimes

Israel warns of 'retaliatory steps' as Palestine signs up to International Criminal Court

Benjamin Netanyahu called Israel’s soldiers “the most moral army in the world”.

From TheJournal.ie Egypt declares state of emergency in Sinai after bomb kills 30 soldiers Attack

Egypt declares state of emergency in Sinai after bomb kills 30 soldiers

The bombing was carried out by a suspected jihadist who rammed a checkpoint with his explosives-packed vehicle.

From TheJournal.ie Senators have agreed to recognise Palestine as an independent state Gaza Strip

Senators have agreed to recognise Palestine as an independent state

The Seanad is now calling on the Dáil to do the same.

From TheJournal.ie "Over 100" Palestinians killed as Israel ramps up attacks on Gaza Bombardment

"Over 100" Palestinians killed as Israel ramps up attacks on Gaza

Around 60 airstrikes have been carried out by Israeli forces today. The US says Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has asked for fresh help brokering a ceasefire.

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 Three more children have been killed in Israeli raids on Gaza tonight Heavy Shelling

Three more children have been killed in Israeli raids on Gaza tonight

Eight children were killed earlier when a missile slammed into a public playground at a refugee camp.

From TheJournal.ie Joan Burton: Above all else, the Israelis need to stand back from their actions in Gaza Viable Ceasefire

Joan Burton: Above all else, the Israelis need to stand back from their actions in Gaza

The Tánaiste said that “viable ceasefire” is needed in the Middle East after a weekend of violence.

From TheJournal.ie Irish Government expresses 'strong concerns' with Israeli ambassador over situation in Gaza Gaza Strip

Irish Government expresses 'strong concerns' with Israeli ambassador over situation in Gaza

Foreign Affairs Minister Charlie Flanagan said he registered the Government’s strong concern that over Israel’s ground operation.

From TheJournal.ie 19, including Israeli soldier, killed in Gaza overnight Fighting

19, including Israeli soldier, killed in Gaza overnight

The Israeli soldier is the second Israeli to die in the fighting, while 260 Palestinians have been killed.

From TheJournal.ie Four children killed by gunfire had 'gone to the beach to get away from shelling' Gaza Strip

Four children killed by gunfire had 'gone to the beach to get away from shelling'

Israel has agreed to a five hour ceasefire, at least 220 Palestinians have been killed in Gaza.

From TheJournal.ie The Dublin Embassy of Israel says the country has a right to defend its citizens Gaza Strip

The Dublin Embassy of Israel says the country has a right to defend its citizens

Earlier today Israel accepted the Egyptian peace deal while Hamas rejected it.

From TheJournal.ie 'We want justice' chants at Dublin Gaza rally, as conflict death toll tops 125 March

'We want justice' chants at Dublin Gaza rally, as conflict death toll tops 125

Around 1,500 people turned out for today’s solidarity march, as the two sides in the Gaza conflict continued to trade fire.

From TheJournal.ie More Palestinians killed as Obama offers to help broker Israeli peace deal Gaza Strip

More Palestinians killed as Obama offers to help broker Israeli peace deal

President Obama said the US would “facilitate a cessation of hostilities”.

From TheJournal.ie Israeli air strikes kill 20 more people in Gaza Operation Protective Edge

Israeli air strikes kill 20 more people in Gaza

The deaths bring to 70 the number of Palestinians killed since Tuesday.

From TheJournal.ie 28 dead as Israel pounds Gaza Strip Gaza Strip

28 dead as Israel pounds Gaza Strip

The death toll has risen since Israel began air strikes on the region.

From TheJournal.ie Israel approves call-up of 40,000 reservists for potential Gaza assault Hamas

Israel approves call-up of 40,000 reservists for potential Gaza assault

Air strikes by the Israeli military are continuing today, leaving scores injured.

From TheJournal.ie ‘It’s not a new photo’: Sinn Féin on picture of Chris Andrews with Bashar al-Assad Syria

‘It’s not a new photo’: Sinn Féin on picture of Chris Andrews with Bashar al-Assad

The photo of the party’s newest member was taken when the former Fianna Fáil TD visited Syria in 2009 and has re-emerged online in recent days.

From TheJournal.ie UN suspends food distribution to 25,000 Palestinian refugees Gaza Strip

UN suspends food distribution to 25,000 Palestinian refugees

The decision was made after demonstrators angry at aid cuts stormed a UN depot.

From TheJournal.ie Former presidential candidate John Kerry to be new US Secretary of State United States This post contains videos

Former presidential candidate John Kerry to be new US Secretary of State

The veteran Democratic senator will succeed Hillary Clinton in the new year provided he is confirmed by his colleagues in the senate.

From TheJournal.ie UN vote on Palestine should see 'substantive peace negotiations' - Tánaiste Palestine

UN vote on Palestine should see 'substantive peace negotiations' - Tánaiste

The general assembly last night voted overwhelmingly to give Palestine non-member observer state status.

From TheJournal.ie Israel's defence minister Ehud Barak says he's quitting politics Israel

Israel's defence minister Ehud Barak says he's quitting politics

There had been rumours that Barak planned to form a new political party but he has now announced his intention to leave politics altogether.

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: How Israel developed its 'Iron Dome' rocket defence system Conflict

Explainer: How Israel developed its 'Iron Dome' rocket defence system

Israel’s Iron Dome missile defence system has been used heavily over the last week. Here’s the story behind it…

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Thursday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Good morning. Here’s the nine stories you need to know as you start your day.

From TheJournal.ie Gaza conflict: Fighting rages amid continued efforts to reach peace deal Conflict

Gaza conflict: Fighting rages amid continued efforts to reach peace deal

Israel is pushing for a long-term solution to the crisis as attacks on both sides of the Gaza border continued overnight.

From TheJournal.ie PHOTOS: Israeli soldiers wait at Gaza Strip 'staging area' Gaza This post contains images

PHOTOS: Israeli soldiers wait at Gaza Strip 'staging area'

The images, taken earlier this morning, show soldiers asleep on military tanks, reading holy books and doing other everyday tasks such as brushing their teeth.

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Monday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Monday

Here are the nine stories you need to know as you kick off your day.

From TheJournal.ie Israel ready to 'significantly expand' Gaza operation Tensions

Israel ready to 'significantly expand' Gaza operation

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said this morning that Israel is “extracting a heavy price from Hamas and the terror organisations”.

From TheJournal.ie Senior Hamas military commander killed by Israeli air strike Middle East

Senior Hamas military commander killed by Israeli air strike

Israeli said the death of Ahmed Jabari was the beginning of an operation to target militant groups throughout the Gaza Strip.

From TheJournal.ie Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads Sitdown Sunday

Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads

The very best of the week’s writing from around the web.

From TheJournal.ie Six dead as Egypt army presses Sinai drive: witnesses Egypt

Six dead as Egypt army presses Sinai drive: witnesses

The Egyptian military sent more tanks and armoured vehicles to Sinai in an unprecedented campaign to capture or kill Islamic militants behind an attack on an army outpost that killed 16 soldiers on in early August.

From TheJournal.ie Hunger strike prisoner deported to Gaza Strip Israel

Hunger strike prisoner deported to Gaza Strip

Palestinian woman Hana Shalabi was on hunger strike for 43 days to protest against Israel’s policy of “administrative detention”. She must remain in the Gaza Strip for three years.

From TheJournal.ie Ceasefire: Israel and Palestine halt strikes after four days of violence Middle East

Ceasefire: Israel and Palestine halt strikes after four days of violence

Violence flared last week after Israel killed a militant commander in Gaza. In response, Palestinians fired rockets into areas along the border.

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