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Last week
26th November 2023 - 9th December 2023
Debunked: Old footage from Egypt shared with false claims it shows Israel storming Gaza hospital
Footage shows people seeking shelter in a hospital as gunshots can be heard outside.
Last month
November 2023
Hezbollah attacks wound Israeli troops along Lebanon border
The Irish Defence Forces have told The Journal that all Irish members of the UNIFIL force are safe and accounted for.
50,000 Gazans flee to south of Strip as reported death toll reaches 10,500
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has insisted that there will be no pause until the more than 240 hostages seized by Hamas are freed.
October 2023
Macron to discuss creation of Palestinian state on Israel visit
Macron will also urge “a halt of the colonisation” of the West Bank as a result of Israeli settlements.
FactFind: What exactly do we know - and not know - about the Gaza hospital explosion
What caused the blast, as well as the death toll, remains the subject of debate
The Explainer: What would an Israeli ground offensive look like?
The Israeli Defence Forces look to be gearing up for a ground offensive in The Gaza Strip. We speak to our News Correspondent Niall O’Connor to discuss what this might look like.
Reuters calls for 'transparent investigation' after reporter was killed during Israeli shelling
Issam Abdallah has been described as a “talented and passionate journalist”.
Urban warfare: What will happen during an Israeli military ground offensive in Gaza?
A report by
Niall O'Connor
Israeli fighter jets are preparing the ground with bombing for a large-scale army ground invasion of Gaza.
This year
Israeli raid of West Bank continues after 10 Palestinians killed
The raid that began early yesterday targeted Jenin with armoured vehicles, army bulldozers and drone strikes.
All time
Israeli military says it shot down Syrian jet that infiltrated its airspace
The Israeli Defence Forces launched two missiles at a Syrian Sukhoi fighter jet.
Israel's military investigating after video shows soldiers laughing after shooting Palestinian
The Israeli military confirmed the authenticity of the video today.
Explainer: The EU is trying to force the UK to get real, here's how
There was a lot of activity again in Brussels today but the path ahead isn’t exactly clear. Here’s what we do know…
'You can't fire a mortar and target your enemy precisely – I can say that with confidence'
A former IDF Commander writes about civilian casualties in Gaza.
Irish troops on high alert after rebels capture Golan Heights border crossing
But they’re safe at the moment.
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.
Amnesty to USA: Stop sending jet fuel to Israeli military
The last US jet fuel delivery arrived in Israel on 14 July.
End in sight? Israel says it's safe to return to some parts of Gaza
While in Ireland, thousands rallied to protest against the conflict.
Israel has lost more soldiers during this Palestinian conflict than in the last ten years
For the first time in years, the deaths of Israeli soldiers outweighs the death of civilians.
Strike on Gaza market during 'partial ceasefire' kills 17
Hamas earlier denounced the four-hour lull announced by Israel as a publicity stunt, saying it had “no value”.
Israel announces limited 'humanitarian' ceasefire
IDF says the temporary cessation of violence “does not apply to areas where IDF soldiers are operating”.
"Over 100" Palestinians killed as Israel ramps up attacks on Gaza
Around 60 airstrikes have been carried out by Israeli forces today. The US says Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has asked for fresh help brokering a ceasefire.
Is this what the inside of a Hamas tunnel looks like?
New footage from the Israel Defence Forces shows a tunnel that was blown up.
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.
Israel approves call-up of 40,000 reservists for potential Gaza assault
Air strikes by the Israeli military are continuing today, leaving scores injured.
Israel arrests Palestinian politician in giant manhunt for kidnapped teenagers
More than 150 Palestinians have been arrested in the search for the three teenagers who were snatched from a settlement on Thursday night.
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.
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.
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.
Syrian mortar shell lands in Israeli territory
The Israeli Defence Forces said the mortar shell was part of the internal conflict inside Syria and caused no damage or injuries.
Calls for immediate release of detained Gaza activists
Fourteen Irish nationals are in Israeli custody after refusing to sign deportation papers.
Irish detained from Gaza-bound boats to be deported from Israel
Fourteen people who were on board the Irish ship the MV Saoirse are being held in the Israeli port of Ashdod.
UN: Israeli blockade of Gaza legal but troops' use of force excessive
A UN report on last year’s deadly Gaza flotilla raid has concluded that the blockade is legal but that the actions of the IDF were “excessive”. Turkey has reacted angrily – threatening to take the matter to the International Court of Justice.
Gaza militant killed in Israeli airstrike
The airstrike came after rockets were fired into Israel, according to the Israeli Defence Forces.
Israeli forces announce weapons boat seizure
Military says two Palestinian men who were on board the vessel were arrested.
Defence forces called out to dispose of Limerick city explosive device
The defence forces were called to a private property in the city in the early hours of Wednesday morning.
In photos: Irish Defence Forces fly to Libya to evacuate Irish citizens
Two Air Corps planes with nine crew have arrived in Malta to await go-ahead to evacuate about 40 Irish people from Malta, as over a dozen other governments prepare to evacuate their citizens.
Israel bans social network use in defence forces
IDF forced to ban social networks and email clients following series of blunders and leaks.
Israeli soldier posts photos of Palestinian prisoners on Facebook
Former female soldier marks album “The best time of my life”.