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# Gaza

Harris says moment of recognising the state of Palestine is 'very close'
Yesterday
17th April 2024
Harris' first EU Council: Taoiseach to urge leaders to use 'every lever' to bring about ceasefire
This week
14th April 2024 - 18th April 2024
Rachel Riley apologises for 'ambiguous' tweet about Sydney stabbings
Tom Clonan: We have reached a dangerous moment in the Middle East conflict
Tom Clonan
Iran attacks Israel: US warns against 'wider war', G7 condemns strikes
Hundreds of missiles and drones were intercepted with the help of the United States, the UK and allies.
World leaders are seriously alarmed at the 'unprecedented escalation' represented by the large-scale attack.
Iran's army has said that the attack 'achieved all its objectives' and that it has 'no intention to continue' the operation.
US President Joe Biden reiterated Washington's 'ironclad' support for Israel after an urgent meeting on the spiralling crisis.
Tom Clonan: After Iran's attack on Israel, the 'world now holds its breath'
Taoiseach condemns Iran’s 'reckless' attack and urges 'all sides' to show restraint
Last week
7th April 2024 - 13th April 2024
Challenges of reporting from Gaza: How inaccurate reports of a dead Irish aid worker went viral
Israel pounds Gaza while US says it will send reinforcements to deter any attack by Iran
US President Joe Biden said he expected Iran to attempt to strike Israel soon but warned against any retaliation for the 1 April strike on its Damascus consulate.
Recognition of Palestine by EU countries 'much closer', Harris says after meeting with Spanish PM
Pedro Sanchez has previously said his country plans to extend recognition to the Palestinians by July.
Biden expecting Iran to attack Israel but warns it won't 'succeed', as IDF pounds Gaza
Hamas official says a ceasefire needed to locate hostages held in Gaza
'Highly likely' more EU states will recognise Palestine, Harris says after von der Leyen meeting
Hamas chief says three of his sons and several grandchildren killed by Israeli strike in Gaza
Israel bombs targets in Gaza as US says Rafah invasion not 'imminent'
Egypt is attempting to progress true talks as Israel insists it will invade Rafah.
The leaders of France, Egypt and Jordan warned Israel against the threatened offensive in Rafah, urging an “immediate” ceasefire.
Turkey has announced that it will impose trade restrictions on Israel from today until the country declares a ceasefire.
Eurovision organiser says abuse of contestants over Israel's inclusion in competition 'unacceptable'
Opinion: Israel's treatment of innocent Palestinians is reminiscent of humanity's darkest days
Bobby McDonagh
Leaders of France, Egypt, Jordan warn Israel against offensive in the city of Rafah
Israel pulled its forces out of the southern Gaza Strip on Sunday “to prepare for future missions”, the country’s defence minister said.
Egyptian state-linked media reported that talks in Cairo aimed at brokering a truce had made "significant progress".
However, Israel's Ynet news outlet cited an unidentified Israeli official as saying that "we still don't see a deal on the horizon".
A senior Hamas official meanwhile told AFP that "we cannot speak of concrete progress so far".
Germany accused of 'facilitating genocide' in Gaza in ICJ case taken by Nicaragua
Israeli withdrawal from southern Gaza likely just so 'troops can rest', White House says
This month
April 2024
Lower tax for €50k earners and 50k homes built each year: Simon Harris makes promises at FG Ard Fheis
UN humanitarian chief calls Gaza war 'betrayal of humanity'
Doctor 'anxious' about return to Gaza after killing of aid workers in Israeli air strike
Two officers dismissed as Israel says 'grave mistakes' made when it killed seven aid workers in Gaza
UN Human Rights Council demands halt to all arms sales to Israel
It is the first time the United Nations top rights body has taken a position on the conflict.
The Erez crossing in northern Gaza will be temporarily reopened for the first time since the Hamas attack on 7 October.
Netanyahu's office also said Israel would allow its port in Ashdod to process aid shipments bound for Gaza.
McDonald's to buy back its 225 franchised stores in Israel as it faces continued global boycotts
Biden urges 'immediate ceasefire' in first call with Netanyahu since strike on aid workers
The US President and the Israeli Prime Minister will hold a phone call later today.
World Central Kitchen has called for an independent investigation into the strikes.
The health ministry in Gaza said 61 people were killed in strikes overnight.
Tomorrow, the UN Human Rights Council will consider a draft resolution calling for an arms embargo on Israel.
'Blame Hamas': Here's how Israeli media have reacted to the IDF killing seven aid workers
The victims were staff of the US-based charity World Central Kitchen, which was in Gaza to provide food to starving civilians.
Palestinian-American doctor walks out of meeting with Biden in protest over US Gaza stance
Fianna Fáil MEP accuses Ursula von der Leyen of ‘silence’ on genocide case against Israel
Bodies of six aid workers killed by Israel taken out of Gaza
The attack has prompted global condemnation, with US President Joe Biden saying that Israel has “not done enough to protect civilians”.
The remains of the six international staff, who were killed alongside one Palestinian colleague, are set to be taken out of Gaza through the Rafah crossing with Egypt.
The chief of staff of the Israeli Defence Forces said that the strike on the World Central Kitchen convoy was "a grave mistake".
Protesting teachers call for 'government action, not words' on Gaza during minister's speech
Who were the seven aid workers killed by the Israeli air strike in Gaza?
Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu branded 'traitor' in fourth consecutive night of protests
Israeli president apologises for deaths of Gaza seven aid workers in strike
The convoy was hit while the aid workers were leaving a warehouse after the team had unloaded more than 100 tonnes of humanitarian food aid.
The seven killed are from Australia, Poland, United Kingdom, a dual citizen of the U.S. and Canada, and Palestine.
The EU's foreign policy chief Josep Borrell has condemned the attack and urged an investigation into the matter.
Ships to leave Gaza with 240 tons of undelivered aid after seven workers killed, Cyprus says
TDs and ministers condemn 'barbaric' killing of seven aid workers in Israeli strike
Israeli forces withdraw from Gaza hospital after two weeks of fighting, leaving bodies behind
Photographer in Gaza marks deaths of babies he once took portraits of in his studio
Last month
March 2024
Israeli strike on Gaza refugee camp kills four people as Hamas casts doubt on new truce talks
Meanwhile, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is set to undergo surgery for a hernia today.