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#Conflict

# conflict - Yesterday’s News

Coveney satisfied UN will review Irish troops’ Golan Heights mission

He said that he’s satisfied they acceded to his request for a review.

41 children killed in Syria school bombings

Ambulances ferried wounded fighters for treatment in Turkey amid mortar fire, with some rounds falling very close to the border.

# conflict - Saturday 27 September, 2014

Explainer: What is happening with the Islamic State group?

Why has there been a spate of beheadings? What should the group be referred to as? Has the West just gone to war with them?

# conflict - Monday 8 September, 2014

A Dublin councillor has travelled to the West Bank to work as a human rights observer

Patrick Costello is keeping an ongoing blog of his experiences called, ‘Canal Bank To West Bank’.

# conflict - Friday 5 September, 2014

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;

New study says Ireland has the second highest per capita jihadist rate

However only around 25 to 30 individuals have flown out from Ireland to join the conflict in Syria.

# conflict - Saturday 30 August, 2014

Opinion: The lives of our peacekeeping troops are being recklessly risked at the Syrian border

The situation at the border is far too volatile for the UN mission’s remit – it seems the only reason to keep it there is for political posturing.

# conflict - Thursday 28 August, 2014

Opinion: Dramatic change is needed in American foreign policy – the people have no appetite for war

The US must no longer be impulsively ready to employ its military around the world either for its own or for others’ ends.

# conflict - Tuesday 26 August, 2014

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

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

# conflict - Friday 22 August, 2014

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.

# conflict - Thursday 21 August, 2014

Russian aid convoy begins customs check after Ukraine border delay

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

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.

# conflict - Wednesday 20 August, 2014

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.

# conflict - Tuesday 19 August, 2014

Over 2,100 people killed in Ukraine violence

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

# conflict - Monday 11 August, 2014

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.

# conflict - Saturday 9 August, 2014

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

About 20,000 people also marched in London today.

Ukraine claims Russia attempted to send troops disguised as aid mission

The move was averted through diplomatic channels.

# conflict - Friday 8 August, 2014

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.

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?

# conflict - Thursday 7 August, 2014

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.

# conflict - Tuesday 5 August, 2014

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.

# conflict - Monday 4 August, 2014

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.

Gaza waits as another ceasefire is declared

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

# conflict - Sunday 3 August, 2014

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.

# conflict - Saturday 2 August, 2014

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.

# conflict - Friday 1 August, 2014

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.

# conflict - Thursday 31 July, 2014

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.

‘Miracle’ Gaza baby born to dead mother is said to have died

The hospital has not confirmed the baby’s death,

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.

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”.

# conflict - Wednesday 30 July, 2014

UNRWA spokesperson breaks down during TV interview on Palestinians’ rights

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

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.

Early morning shelling kills 16 at UN school shelter in Gaza

People displaced by war were living at the school.

# conflict - Tuesday 29 July, 2014

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.

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

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

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”.

# conflict - Monday 28 July, 2014

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This gif shows the spread of WWI into a global conflict

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

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.

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