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#Gaza

From TheJournal.ie World leaders are planning the rebuilding of Gaza today Conference

World leaders are planning the rebuilding of Gaza today

Egypt’s leader has told Israel “now is the time” to end the conflict.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland is going to give €2.5 million extra to Gaza Foreign Aid

Ireland is going to give €2.5 million extra to Gaza

Ireland has now given €10 million to Palestine since 2010,

From TheJournal.ie Israel to press ahead with 2,600 settler homes in Jerusalem Tension

Israel to press ahead with 2,600 settler homes in Jerusalem

The housing units, which have been slated for construction since 2012, were given final approval this week.

From TheJournal.ie Israel claims it was hit by mortar fired from Gaza Gaza

Israel claims it was hit by mortar fired from Gaza

The attack is the first since a 26 August ceasefire.

From The42 Palestinian football team determined to rise above war Outlet

Palestinian football team determined to rise above war

Football is hugely popular in Gaza and the West Bank, where the game has been played since the 1920s.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Why Gaza needs an Albert Reynolds Conflict

Opinion: Why Gaza needs an Albert Reynolds

The situation in Gaza needs someone who can broker peace – someone who has the energy not to take no for an answer;

From TheJournal.ie The 5 at 5: Thursday Take 5

The 5 at 5: Thursday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

From TheJournal.ie Sinn Féin MEPs barred from entering Gaza during trip to Palestine Back You Go

Sinn Féin MEPs barred from entering Gaza during trip to Palestine

The group was told their visit was “not directly concerned with humanitarian assistance.”

From TheJournal.ie "I'm sorry to disappoint you." - Israeli ambassador tells David Norris he's going nowhere Here To Stay

"I'm sorry to disappoint you." - Israeli ambassador tells David Norris he's going nowhere

Boaz Modai defended Israel’s actions to TDs today.

From TheJournal.ie Palestinian ambassador compares occupied Gaza to occupied Ireland Ireland And Gaza

Palestinian ambassador compares occupied Gaza to occupied Ireland

The ambassador was meeting with TDs in Leinster House.

From TheJournal.ie Angry parents and 'Gaza' banners greet ministers, as new term begins End Of Summer

Angry parents and 'Gaza' banners greet ministers, as new term begins

With the Cabinet back, and the Israeli ambassador being grilled by TDs, it was also a busy day for protests at Government Buildings.

From TheJournal.ie Dáil committee chair weighs in on Israeli land seizure ahead of meeting with ambassador West Bank

Dáil committee chair weighs in on Israeli land seizure ahead of meeting with ambassador

Pat Breen said further West Bank settlements would be a “nail in the coffin of the two-state solution.”

From TheJournal.ie "Settlements are illegal" - Ireland joins chorus of condemnation of Israeli land grab No State Solution

"Settlements are illegal" - Ireland joins chorus of condemnation of Israeli land grab

The US and Amnesty International also want Israel to reverse the decision.

From TheJournal.ie UN chief calls for "durable peace" in Gaza after indefinite truce Peace

UN chief calls for "durable peace" in Gaza after indefinite truce

The ceasefire provides for the opening of border crossings.

From TheJournal.ie What exactly is in the Israeli - Hamas peace agreement? Gaza

What exactly is in the Israeli - Hamas peace agreement?

There’s a truce, but under what conditions?

From TheJournal.ie "I don't want to live through a fourth war." - Gaza erupts in peace celebrations Taking To The Streets

"I don't want to live through a fourth war." - Gaza erupts in peace celebrations

A long-term truce was signed today that will see an easing of the blockade on the enclave.

From The42 Stuart Byrne column: €18k fine for Dundalk is extreme but a punishment was merited Politics

Stuart Byrne column: €18k fine for Dundalk is extreme but a punishment was merited

The Lilywhites were sanctioned by the European governing body over the weekend.

From TheJournal.ie Israeli fire kills 10 Palestinians across Gaza Strikes

Israeli fire kills 10 Palestinians across Gaza

The shelling comes as Egypt has proposed a new peace deal.

From TheJournal.ie Gaza offensive 'will last as long as necessary' says Netanyahu Gaza

Gaza offensive 'will last as long as necessary' says Netanyahu

The Israeli Prime Minister says that Operation Protective Edge will continue until it has “achieved its aims”.

From TheJournal.ie Five Palestinians from the same family killed by Israeli warplane attacks Levelled

Five Palestinians from the same family killed by Israeli warplane attacks

Israel has vowed no let-up until it can guarantee the safety of its civilians.

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 Could the UN Security Council do more to stop conflicts? United Nations

Could the UN Security Council do more to stop conflicts?

The body has faced criticism from the outgoing head of the UN’s human rights wing over its inability to stop conflict and save lives.

From TheJournal.ie Israeli bomb shelter converted to illegal casino and drug lab Israel

Israeli bomb shelter converted to illegal casino and drug lab

Police found gaming boards and chips, bottles of alcohol and a kilo of locally grown marijuana at the shelter in southern Israel.

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 The UNICEF chief in Gaza is doing a Reddit AMA today Gaza

The UNICEF chief in Gaza is doing a Reddit AMA today

Ask her anything.

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 Palestinians flee homes with bags of clothes and mattresses as Israel raids start over Gaza

Palestinians flee homes with bags of clothes and mattresses as Israel raids start over

Truce designed to buy time for peace talks in Cairo was extended by a day within minutes of last night’s deadline.

From TheJournal.ie GAA player apologises over 'punch a Jew' tweet Tyrone

GAA player apologises over 'punch a Jew' tweet

Former County Tyrone footballer Tommy McGuigan is being investigated over the matter.

From TheJournal.ie Gaza truce extended by one day within minutes of deadline Gaza

Gaza truce extended by one day within minutes of deadline

Five-day truce was extended very shortly before last night’s ceasefire deadline to allow further talks aimed at ending the violence.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Israel’s use of force in Gaza reflects an entrenched but unsustainable colonial logic Gaza

Opinion: Israel’s use of force in Gaza reflects an entrenched but unsustainable colonial logic

International lawyers are in agreement that Israel’s military actions went far beyond the pale of legality during Operation Protective Edge.

From TheJournal.ie Israel destroys West Bank homes of three Palestinians suspected of murdering teenagers Tensions

Israel destroys West Bank homes of three Palestinians suspected of murdering teenagers

The abduction and killing of the three men partly led to the deadly upsurge in violence last month.

From TheJournal.ie Gaza peace talks resume in Cairo Israel

Gaza peace talks resume in Cairo

In Gaza, citizens are begging for “basic human rights”.

From TheJournal.ie 91-year-old man returns Holocaust medal after his relatives were killed in Gaza World War II

91-year-old man returns Holocaust medal after his relatives were killed in Gaza

Henk Zanoli and his family were given the award for shielding a Jewish boy from the Nazis during World War II.

From TheJournal.ie Five more days of peace: Israel and Hamas agree to extend ceasefire Peace Talks

Five more days of peace: Israel and Hamas agree to extend ceasefire

The previous 72-hour cessation ended at 9pm.

From TheJournal.ie Despite everything, one couple got married at a UN school in Gaza today Against The Odds

Despite everything, one couple got married at a UN school in Gaza today

“I had planned everything: the music, the guest list, my bouquet. And here I am, getting married in a school with thousands of refugees”.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Does celebrity opinion promote or distract from the news? Seeing Stars

Column: Does celebrity opinion promote or distract from the news?

Many celebrities have weighed in on the recent violence in Gaza; are they opening an important dialogue or just mouthing off about things they don’t understand?

From TheJournal.ie Plaque to former Irish president of Israel taken down in Belfast Chaim Herzog

Plaque to former Irish president of Israel taken down in Belfast

The removal of the memorial plaque follows attacks on the property.

From TheJournal.ie Over 170 Irish academics sign petition for academic boycott of Israel Gaza

Over 170 Irish academics sign petition for academic boycott of Israel

Academics for Palestine set up the petition earlier this year.

From TheJournal.ie Gaza truce holds as talks turn to lifting blockade Cairo Talks

Gaza truce holds as talks turn to lifting blockade

The second day of the 72-hour truce was not breached, but gaps remain in talks.

From TheJournal.ie Israeli Deputy Ambassador calls some Irish protesters an 'ignorant, anti-Semitic mob' Gaza

Israeli Deputy Ambassador calls some Irish protesters an 'ignorant, anti-Semitic mob'

But she also had praise for the Irish government, and “those who defend Israel.”