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Gaza

# gaza - Today’s News

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.

Doctors condemn Gaza violence as death toll rises

Airports in Israel have reopened today.

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# gaza - Yesterday’s News

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.

UN rights council launches probe into Israel’s Gaza offensive

Meanwhile, rockets were discovered in a UN school close to 3,000 displaced Palestinians.

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

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

Palestinian family finds missing son ‘by chance’ – in YouTube video of his death

Salem Khaleel Shamaly was shot while out looking for his relatives.

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“Ich bin ein Palestinian” – UK MP faces storm for saying he would fire Gaza rockets

David Ward is facing disciplinary action from his Liberal Democrat party.

Palestinian authority backs Hamas truce demands as two children killed in Gaza

As a solution is sought, fighting continued on the ground, with five more people dead.

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.

# gaza - Tuesday 22 July, 2014

Opinion: In the name of ‘defence’ we are attacking civilians already under Israeli control

The rocket fire from Gaza on Israeli civilians should not be justified. It threatens the lives of men, women and children.

Government needs to articulate Ireland’s “outrage” to Israeli ambassador— Martin

Micheál Martin, who served as Foreign Affairs Minsiter from 2008 to 2011, says the Israeli action is “completely disproportionate”.

World pushes for Israel-Palestine ceasefire as seven more killed in Gaza

John Kerry and Ban Ki-moon are in Cairo, but fighting continues.

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.

# gaza - Monday 21 July, 2014

The 5 at 5: Monday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’ clock.

Ireland is providing €500k in humanitarian aid to Gaza

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

‘Stop bombing trapped civilians’ – Doctors’ plea as five are killed in Gaza hospital

Nine members of the same family were killed in an earlier air-strike.

Lunchtime Fix: 6 things you need to know

Catch up as you refuel.

Joan Burton: Above all else, the Israelis need to stand back from their actions in Gaza

The Tánaiste said that “viable ceasefire” is needed in the Middle East after a weekend of violence.

UN Security Council calls for “immediate truce” in Gaza

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon called on Israel to show “maximum restraint”.

# gaza - Sunday 20 July, 2014

Here’s What Happened Today: Sunday

Everyone’s talking about Rory McIlroy, Gaza, and the fate of MH17 victims.

“It’s a massacre” – This has been the deadliest day in Gaza so far

Mahmoud Abbas has described the deaths as a “massacre”.

There’s a campaign building seeking to expel the Israeli ambassador

The petition is set to be delivered to Taoiseach Enda Kenny.

Brief Gaza truce ends as fresh Israeli bombing campaign pushes death toll over 400

About 40 people have been killed today as Israel intensifies campaign.

# gaza - Saturday 19 July, 2014

Here’s What Happened Today: Saturday

Everyone’s talking about MH17, Gaza, and selfies…

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.

Photos: Thousands attend ‘die-in’ protest in Dublin over bombardment of Gaza

“What’s happening in Gaza is appalling,” said one of the organisers.

The 9 at 9: Saturday

It’s finally the weekend – and here’s what you need to know as you kick off your Saturday.

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Gaza death toll passes 300 as UN chief heads to region

Eleven people were killed by fresh air strikes today.

# gaza - Friday 18 July, 2014

19, including Israeli soldier, killed in Gaza overnight

The Israeli soldier is the second Israeli to die in the fighting, while 260 Palestinians have been killed.

# gaza - Thursday 17 July, 2014

Israel launches ground operation in Gaza

The ground offensive was announced by the Israeli Prime Minister this evening.

TDs stand for Gaza as Deaf community makes Dáil history

There was an unexpected, wildcard move from Gerry Adams, and the Tánaiste did a bit of waving.

Lunchtime Fix: 5 things you need to know

Catch up as you refuel.

Three mortar shells hit Israel, just as ceasefire starts

The ceasefire is designed to allow aid reach Gaza.

Israel and Hamas agree to five-hour stoppage of hostilities

The stoppage will allow aid reach Gaza.

# gaza - Wednesday 16 July, 2014

Four children killed by gunfire had ‘gone to the beach to get away from shelling’

Israel has agreed to a five hour ceasefire, at least 220 Palestinians have been killed in Gaza.

Gaza death toll rises above 200, Israel suffers first casualty

Six people were killed in overnight strikes, medics said.

# gaza - Tuesday 15 July, 2014

Israel accepts Egyptian peace deal, but Hamas rejects it

The death toll has now reached 186 in the last week.

Dublin City Council votes for an arms and trade embargo on Israel

The DCC wants the Irish Government to follow suit.

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