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# gaza - Wednesday 12 March, 2014

Warplanes target Gaza Strip amid ‘wave of attacks’ from Palestinian rockets

The attack followed Palestinian rocket fire being aimed at the Jewish state.

# gaza - Sunday 26 January, 2014

Damien Kiberd: Why was Ariel Sharon’s funeral such a lonely affair?

Psychopath or a good soldier? The ‘no show’ of global leaders at his final goodbye nods to a life of contradictions.

# gaza - Tuesday 24 December, 2013

Israeli warplanes strike Hamas base in Gaza

It’s believed the air strike is in retaliation to the shooting dead of an Israeli civilian near the border.

# gaza - Friday 29 November, 2013

Irish troops ‘fully committed to Golan Heights task’ – Shatter

An estimated 36 Irish troops were on patrol yesterday when their convoy was hit by an unknown blast.

# gaza - Friday 8 November, 2013

Column: Israel throws the spotlight on Gaza by refusing to facilitate passage for EU delegates

A refusal to admit EU delegates to Gaza brings fresh opportunity for scrutinising policies, actions and facts on the ground that adversely affect the people living there, writes Gary Spedding.

# gaza - Thursday 7 November, 2013

Column: ‘Facts invalidate Emer Costello’s anecdotes about Gaza’

Israeli ambassador to Ireland responds to Irish MEP’s statements about Israeli policy.

# gaza - Saturday 2 November, 2013

Taken from their home, blindfolded and interrogated – for ‘throwing stones’

A roundtable event yesterday heard the story of these two brothers, who live in Palestine’s West Bank.

Israeli settlements in Palestine ‘single biggest obstruction to peace’

Following a visit to Palestine, Irish MEP Emer Costello said the rapid expansion of these settlements was resulting in “the death of so many communities”.

# gaza - Wednesday 16 October, 2013

Costello: Ireland supports search for peace in Palestinian territories

The TD detailed his trip to Gaza and the Lebanon to an Oireachtas committee today.

# gaza - Tuesday 8 October, 2013

Costello to meet refugees during fact-finding visit to Gaza

He described this as a time of hope but also increasing difficulty for ordinary Palestinians.

# gaza - Wednesday 3 April, 2013

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Good morning! Here’s what you need to know as you work your way into Wednesday.

# gaza - Friday 22 March, 2013

Turkey accepts Israeli apology over fatal flotilla raid

Benjamin Netanyahu has apologised to Turkey for a deadly 2010 flotilla raid and announced a full resumption of diplomatic ties as well as compensation for the families of those killed.

# gaza - Friday 15 February, 2013

Photo of Gaza burial wins prestigious press award

The winners of the World Press Photo contest were announced this morning.

# gaza - Friday 4 January, 2013

PHOTOS: Hamas allows huge Fatah rally in Gaza – the first since 2007

Hundreds of thousands of supporters of Fatah attended the mass rally – the first since Hamas seized control of Gaza in 2007.

# gaza - Thursday 6 December, 2012

Column: ‘The US is no longer the key power broker in the Gaza conflict’

While the outbreak of violence in the Middle East is nothing new, Hillary Clinton’s willingness to engage with Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood leadership certainly is, writes Dr Vincent Durac.

# gaza - Saturday 1 December, 2012

Column: How social media became a very real battleground

The conflict in Gaza is the latest to show the power of social networking – but online platforms need to examine the role they play, writes Jillian York.

# gaza - Friday 30 November, 2012

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.

# gaza - Sunday 25 November, 2012

Turkey admits contact with Israel over Gaza conflict

Turkey had previously decided to freeze diplomatic relations with Israel.

# gaza - Friday 23 November, 2012

Palestinian man shot dead near Gaza border

The man was the first casualty since the two sides agreed a ceasefire, with nineteen other Palestinians wounded by gunfire in the incident.

# gaza - Thursday 22 November, 2012

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…

The 9 at 9: Thursday

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

Gaza ceasefire agreement holds overnight

Twelve rockets were fired from the Gaza Strip overnight but the Israelis did not retaliate and the ceasefire remains in place this morning.

# gaza - Wednesday 21 November, 2012

Blast on a bus in Israeli city of Tel Aviv wounds over a dozen

Police said the blast took place on a street which runs just behind the Kiriya, Israel’s sprawling defence ministry.

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Good morning! Here’s the nine stories you need to know this morning.

# gaza - Tuesday 20 November, 2012

Ceasefire between Israel and gaza militants “close”

Gaza militants said a Cairo-brokered truce in their seven-day war with Israel would be announced later today.

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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.

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

The nine stories you need to know this morning.

Gaza conflict: Clinton to travel to Israel and Egypt for peace talks

The conflict is now entering its seventh day with over a hundred dead.

# gaza - Monday 19 November, 2012

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Israeli cabinet debates Egypt proposal on Gaza truce

The cabinet is said to be meeting this evening. Israeli public radio said Israel wanted to see a 24- to 48-hour truce take effect.

The 9 at 9: Monday

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

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Death toll climbs in Gaza as UN calls for ceasefire

UN General Secretary Ban Ki-moon says he is “deeply saddened” at reported deaths and “alarmed” at the continuing firing of rockets.

# gaza - Sunday 18 November, 2012

The 9 at 9: Sunday

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

# gaza - Saturday 17 November, 2012

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Israel strikes destroy Hamas government headquarters

Around 180 air strikes were carried out overnight, after Palestinian militants fired rockets at the heart of Israel on Friday, local media said.

The 9 at 9: Saturday

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

# gaza - Friday 16 November, 2012

The 5 at 5: Friday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

Eamon Gilmore calls for end to Gaza violence

Israel agreed to suspend its offensive in the Gaza Strip while the Egyptian Prime Minister paid a visit to the area but they did not respect the temporary lull and killed a further two people.

The 9 at 9: Friday

Good morning. Here’s nine things to know this morning…

Israel agrees three-hour truce for Egypt PM visit

The relief comes after an intensification of bombardment overnight. A call-up of 30,000 reservists has also been authorised.

# gaza - Thursday 15 November, 2012

US defends Israeli attacks on Gaza at emergency UN meeting

Reports this morning put the death toll of the latest air strike operation at 11 with at least 100 wounded.

# gaza - Wednesday 14 November, 2012

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.

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