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#Palestine

# palestine - Wednesday 17 December, 2014

EU removes Hamas from terror list (for now) and votes to recognise Palestine

The vote was in principle, and a watered-down version of the original motion.

# palestine - Wednesday 10 December, 2014

“Let’s move beyond symbolism” – Dáil votes unanimously to recognise the State of Palestine

The motion calls on the Government to change Ireland’s official position.

Palestinian Minister planting protest trees dies after being pushed by Israeli forces

The death of Ziad Abu Ein was condemned in the Dáil this evening.

# palestine - Tuesday 9 December, 2014

Opinion: I deeply hope that Dáil Éireann will vote to recognise Palestine

Former Israeli ambassador Ilan Baruch writes that only through a two state solution will freedom, security and equality for both Israelis and Palestinians come to pass.

# palestine - Monday 8 December, 2014

Ireland could soon be the latest country to recognise the State of Palestine

Sinn Féin want the Government to change the State’s official position.

# palestine - Friday 5 December, 2014

Israel won’t let Gerry Adams into Gaza

The Sinn Féin president was denied access by Israeli authorities.

# palestine - Wednesday 19 November, 2014

# palestine - Monday 10 November, 2014

One killed in knife attack as unrest continues across Israel and West Bank Stabbings This post contains images

One killed in knife attack as unrest continues across Israel and West Bank

A solider is also in a critical condition.

# palestine - Wednesday 5 November, 2014

Hit and run rampage in Jerusalem leaves two dead in religious violence Holy Land This post contains videos

Hit and run rampage in Jerusalem leaves two dead in religious violence

A Palestinian man driving the van was shot dead by police.

# palestine - Sunday 2 November, 2014

From The Score Football can provide an escape for kids growing up in parts of the world ravaged by war and poverty Initiative

Football can provide an escape for kids growing up in parts of the world ravaged by war and poverty

Former Irish football manager Brian Kerr is hoping Irish people get behind the Gaza Kids to Ireland project

# palestine - Wednesday 29 October, 2014

From The Score 7-year olds in Gaza have suffered three wars and yet they’re still trying to play football Initiative

7-year olds in Gaza have suffered three wars and yet they’re still trying to play football

Brian Kerr and Trevor Hogan have launched a new initiative to bring children from Gaza to Ireland to play football.

# palestine - Tuesday 28 October, 2014

Amid tensions in Jerusalem, Israel announces 1,000 new settler homes in the city

Ireland has joined the US and others in condemning the move.

# palestine - Friday 24 October, 2014

After senators agreed to recognise the state Palestine, will TDs follow suit?

After senators agreed to recognise the state Palestine, will TDs follow suit?

Fianna Fáil are pushing for a Dáil vote on the issue.

# palestine - Wednesday 22 October, 2014

Senators have agreed to recognise Palestine as an independent state

The Seanad is now calling on the Dáil to do the same.

# palestine - Wednesday 15 October, 2014

Shelling of UN school in Gaza ‘must be investigated’

Ban Ki-Moon called the attack “absolutely unacceptable”.

# palestine - Sunday 12 October, 2014

World leaders are planning the rebuilding of Gaza today

Egypt’s leader has told Israel “now is the time” to end the conflict.

# palestine - Saturday 11 October, 2014

Ireland is going to give €2.5 million extra to Gaza

Ireland has now given €10 million to Palestine since 2010,

# palestine - Friday 3 October, 2014

Sweden to recognise a new Palestinian state

It has not been confirmed if parliamentary approval is needed.

# palestine - Wednesday 24 September, 2014

Mohammed is the most popular baby name in Israel – but the state doesn’t count Arabic names

Names favoured by Arabs, who make up 20% of the population, are not counted in official stats.

# palestine - Sunday 21 September, 2014

UN isn’t happy about Israeli plans to relocate West Bank Bedouin people

It said this might make away for further illegal settlement expansion.

# palestine - Tuesday 16 September, 2014

Israel claims it was hit by mortar fired from Gaza

The attack is the first since a 26 August ceasefire.

# palestine - Thursday 4 September, 2014

Sinn Féin MEPs barred from entering Gaza during trip to Palestine

The group was told their visit was “not directly concerned with humanitarian assistance.”

# palestine - Wednesday 3 September, 2014

Palestinian ambassador compares occupied Gaza to occupied Ireland

The ambassador was meeting with TDs in Leinster House.

# palestine - 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.

# palestine - Wednesday 27 August, 2014

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

The ceasefire provides for the opening of border crossings.

# palestine - Monday 25 August, 2014

Israeli fire kills 10 Palestinians across Gaza

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

# palestine - 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”.

# palestine - Saturday 23 August, 2014

From The Score Dundalk fined €18k by UEFA for displaying Palestinian flag Sanction

Dundalk fined €18k by UEFA for displaying Palestinian flag

The incident took place during last month’s Europa League qualifier against Hajduk Split.

# palestine - Tuesday 19 August, 2014

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.

# palestine - 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.

# palestine - Sunday 17 August, 2014

Gaza peace talks resume in Cairo

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

# palestine - Wednesday 13 August, 2014

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.

# palestine - 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.

# palestine - 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.”

# palestine - Sunday 10 August, 2014

A new 72-hour ceasefire has been agreed in Gaza

The temporary truce was negotiated by Egypt.

# palestine - Friday 8 August, 2014

Hamas rejects extension of ceasefire, but denies firing rockets

Israel says that two rockets were fired at the southern city of Ashkolon.

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