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Conflict

# conflict - Today’s News

Human remains disturbed as missile strike hits Gaza cemetery

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

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.

# conflict - Yesterday’s News

Hamas agrees to 24-hour humanitarian truce

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

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

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.

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.

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‘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.

# conflict - Saturday 26 July, 2014

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.

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.

# conflict - Friday 25 July, 2014

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.

Palestinian shot dead by Israeli forces in West Bank protests

At least 150 people were wounded in the clashes.

# conflict - Thursday 24 July, 2014

Israeli shell hits UN school in Gaza killing 15 people, including UN staff

UN chief Ban Ki-Moon called for the killing to stop now.

Ukraine’s Prime Minister has resigned

More uncertainty for the country.

# conflict - Wednesday 23 July, 2014

Hundreds attend ‘die-in’ Gaza protest in Dublin Conflict This post contains images

Hundreds attend ‘die-in’ Gaza protest in Dublin

Gardaí said that there were no incidents or arrests at the demonstration this evening.

Escalating crisis in Gaza poses “serious threat” to children, says UNICEF

Meanwhile, UN rights commissioner condemns military action by Israeli and Hamas forces.

Polio ‘adding to Syria’s humanitarian disaster’ say aid agencies

A major vaccination campaign is underway, but UNICEF and WHO say aid workers need better and safer access to children in danger.

Ex-rugby player Trevor Hogan to speak at ‘die-in’ Gaza protest in Dublin

The demonstrations will take place outside the Department of Foreign Affairs and Grafton Street this evening.

# conflict - Tuesday 22 July, 2014

Bus Éireann faces criticism over new online payment system

Concerns are mounting about rural users facing difficulties with the service.

Flight MH17 and Gaza to dominate EU Foreign Affairs meeting

Charlie Flanagan calls for immediate ceasefire to conflict in Gaza, and urges all sides involved in the Ukraine conflict to cooperate on MH17 inquiry.

# conflict - Monday 21 July, 2014

Ireland is providing €500k in humanitarian aid to Gaza

Ireland has provided €36 million in aid to the Palestinian people since 2005.

# conflict - Saturday 19 July, 2014

Councillor removes Israeli flag from Dun Laoghaire Harbour

People Before Profit’s Hugh Lewis said constituents had contacted him, saying the were “disgusted” that the flag was flying at a time of such conflict.

# conflict - Thursday 17 July, 2014

Ukraine accuses Russian plane of shooting down jet

Ukraine’s Security Council also said their troops had been fired on with missiles launched from a Russian village.

# conflict - Monday 14 July, 2014

New Foreign Affairs Minister “extremely concerned” as Gaza death toll tops 175

Six people have died today, including a man and a woman injured in air strikes yesterday.

# conflict - Sunday 13 July, 2014

TED TALKS: What is the human cost of war?

Why is our interest in current conflicts so limited?

Did you live along the border during the Troubles? This project is seeking your voice… Border Counties This post contains videos

Did you live along the border during the Troubles? This project is seeking your voice…

The Border Lives storytelling project is collecting comments and stories from people who used to lived in the border counties during the Northern Ireland conflict.

Palestine death toll from Israeli air strikes jumps to 162

Yesterday was the deadliest day since conflict broke out on Tuesday.

# conflict - Saturday 12 July, 2014

‘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.

# conflict - Thursday 10 July, 2014

Syrian rebels storm Sunni village, leaving 14 dead

Both State media and the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported the attack.

# conflict - Wednesday 9 July, 2014

Israel pounds Gaza in continued offensive as Hamas flexes its firepower

The Israeli Prime Minister has warned of even tougher action against Hamas

Mass grave of 53 men, tied up and executed, found in Iraq

Separately today, the Iraqi prime minister has accused the Kurdish government of protecting militants.

# conflict - Saturday 5 July, 2014

Palestinian teen ‘burned alive’, post-mortem suggests

Mohammed Abu Khdeir was buried on Friday at a funeral attended by thousands of people.

# conflict - Friday 27 June, 2014

“We were afraid for our children”: 10,000 flee Iraq town

The mostly Christian town was shelled with mortars, residents and the UNHCR said today.

# conflict - Tuesday 24 June, 2014

Adams: This British government has not been positively engaged in peace process

Party leaders in Northern Ireland have agreed to intensive talks next week but Sinn Féin said the Irish government needs to be positively engaged for it to work.

# conflict - Monday 23 June, 2014

Ukraine rebels agree to ceasefire and peace talks

Militia strikes that have been at the heart of insurgency came to an abrupt halt in the late afternoon.

# conflict - Friday 20 June, 2014

The Pentagon thinks Iran has sent a ‘small number’ of operatives into Iraq

There is no sign of a large deployment of army units.

# conflict - Thursday 12 June, 2014

Explainer: What’s happening in Iraq?

This is an emergency on top of an emergency.

# conflict - Wednesday 11 June, 2014

Militants seize Saddam’s hometown, set sights on Baghdad

They have already captured a large swathe of northern and north-central Iraq, prompting as many as half a million people to flee their homes.

# conflict - Sunday 1 June, 2014

Syrians in Ireland ask for 94 family members to be rescued from conflict

The Department of Justice is currently deciding whether to grant temporary residence to the relatives of Irish Syrians still caught up in the conflict.

Faces of War: Syrian children make the most of makeshift homes

The real lives behind the civil war which the world barely notices.

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