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Dublin: 13 °C Saturday 30 August, 2014

Gaza

# gaza - Wednesday 27 August, 2014

UN chief calls for “durable peace” in Gaza after indefinite truce

The ceasefire provides for the opening of border crossings.

# gaza - Tuesday 26 August, 2014

What exactly is in the Israeli – Hamas peace agreement?

There’s a truce, but under what conditions?

“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 The Score 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.

# gaza - Monday 25 August, 2014

Israeli fire kills 10 Palestinians across Gaza

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

# gaza - Sunday 24 August, 2014

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”.

# gaza - Saturday 23 August, 2014

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.

# gaza - 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.

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.

# gaza - Thursday 21 August, 2014

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.

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.

# gaza - 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.

# gaza - Tuesday 19 August, 2014

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.

GAA player apologises over ‘punch a Jew’ tweet

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

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.

# gaza - Monday 18 August, 2014

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.

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.

# gaza - Sunday 17 August, 2014

Gaza peace talks resume in Cairo

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

# gaza - Friday 15 August, 2014

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.

# gaza - Wednesday 13 August, 2014

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

The previous 72-hour cessation ended at 9pm.

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”.

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?

Plaque to former Irish president of Israel taken down in Belfast

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

Over 170 Irish academics sign petition for academic boycott of Israel

Academics for Palestine set up the petition earlier this year.

# gaza - Tuesday 12 August, 2014

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.

# gaza - Monday 11 August, 2014

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.”

Wounded Palestinians transferred to Turkey for treatment

A 72-hour ceasefire has held overnight which will allow talks to resume in Cairo.

# gaza - Sunday 10 August, 2014

Here’s What Happened Today: Sunday

Today’s everyone’s talking about a new Gaza ceasefire, addicts in Dublin and the supermoon.

A new 72-hour ceasefire has been agreed in Gaza

The temporary truce was negotiated by Egypt.

Hillary Clinton is in no doubt who she blames for the deaths in Gaza

She offered a strong defence of Israel and said that criticism of the state has been “unfair”.

Palestianian 11-year-old shot dead in West Bank as Israel refuses to return to peace talks

“Israel will not engage in negotiations under fire,” Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said.

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Opinion: The Syrian Civil War has moved out of the limelight – and towards its endgame

Moderate rebels are being squeezed simultaneously by IS and Assad regime forces.

Weird Wide Web: Dating abandoned animals, a Gaza smartphone game and suing Facebook

All of your essential tech and social media news for the week in one byte-sized portion.

# gaza - Saturday 9 August, 2014

Here’s What Happened Today: Saturday

Everybody’s talking about Gaza protests, pay cut reversals and Irish rugby women marching on.

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

About 20,000 people also marched in London today.

Violence continues in Gaza with 30 air strikes, killing five Palestinians

The Palestinian interior ministry said Israeli jets destroyed three mosques, at least two of which were considered close to Hamas.

# gaza - Friday 8 August, 2014

Here’s What Happened Today: Friday

Everyone’s talking about US strikes on Iraq, a new weather warning, and an Irish woman charged over baby death.

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.

The 9 at 9: Friday

It’s Friday – and here’s everything you need to know as you start your day.

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