Current Action: Annexation

Private Members Business (John Brady TD, Sinn Féin): Motion on Annexation of Palestine

Private Members Business (John Brady TD, Sinn Féin): Motion on Annexation of Palestine (PDF)

On the 25th of May 2021, following weeks of violence in the Occupied Palestinian Territories, the Dáil has supported a parliamentary motion, brought forward by Sinn Féin, condemning the de facto annexation of Palestinian land by Israel. Simon Coveney, Minister for Foreign Affairs and Defence, supported the motion, stating that "the current escalation of violence has not happened in isolation" and called for the international community to be "honest about what is happening on the ground." Following a vote on Wednesday 26th May, Ireland has become the first country within the EU to recognise de facto annexation, paving the way for others to follow.

Transcription of the debate:
Video of the debate (starts at 3:59:00):
Simon Coveney's statement to UN Security Council on Israel/Palestine:
Sadaka Statement on Dáil Motion on Annexation 27th May 2020:
Mona Sabella (Sadaka) Interview on Newstalk:
Raising of Irish flag in Ramallah, Palestine (video):

Media coverage (see also 'Recent Media Items' below):
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Recent Media Items

"Dear President Biden, you need to act on Palestine" (Mary Robinson, Jan Egeland, Kumi Naidoo et al, Al Jazeera, 19 June 2021)

Palestinian Authority cancels Covid vaccine swap deal with Israel over expiry dates (MSN News, 19 June 2021)

US Defense Department approves replenishment of Israel's Iron Dome system (Jerusalem Post, 20 June 2021)

In Pictures: A Palestinian youth in Gaza held a gallery pictures on rubbles consist of 97 children killed in Israeli airstrikes (ABNA24, 20 June 2021)

Clashes between Palestinians and Israeli police break out after Friday prayers on Temple Mount in Jerusalem (VIDEO) (RT, 19 June 2021)

'Death to the Jews' would have caused an international scandal, yet Israel's incitement gets a free pass (Middle East Monitor, 19 June 2021)

Evyatar Outpost Went Up Fast, and the Settlers Think Bennett Will Keep It There (Haaretz, 18 June 2021)

Israeli forces launch violent crackdown on protesters in Beita (Middle East Eye, 18 June 2021)

'Dumping ground': Israel blasted for bid to swap expiring Covid-19 vaccines with PA (Middle East Eye, 19 June 2021)

Israel launches new airstrikes on Gaza in response to incendiary balloons (Guardian, 18 June 2021)

Israeli officer charged in killing of autistic Palestinian (Al Jazeera, 17 June 2021)

Trump says 'American Jews don't love Israel enough' because they did not vote for him (Middle East Eye, 17 June 2021)

'Death-defying': British activist climbs 200m crane in solidarity with Palestinians (Middle East Eye, 16 June 2021)

Black Lives Matter protesters make Palestinian struggle their own (Guardian, 16 June 2021)

To Gaza With Love: 'Artivism' and Witness in Ireland (Hot Press, 16 June 2021)

Israeli police ran a ‘torture room’ in Nazareth, says rights group (+972mag, 16 June 2021)

Palestinian Christians issue historic ‘Statement of Repentance and Hope’ (Mondoweiss, 16 June 2021)

Israeli Aircraft Bomb Gaza Just Days Into New Government (New York Times, 15 June 2021)

US Military Aid To Israel (Credit: Visualizing Palestine) (Makan, 15 June 2021)

‘Death to Arabs’: Israeli ‘Flag March’ features racist anti-Palestinian chants (Mondoweiss, 15 June 2021)

Israel-Palestine: Beatings, arrests and chants of 'Death to Arabs' at far-right march in Jerusalem's Old City (Middle East Eye, 15 June 2021)

Israeli nationalists march in East Jerusalem, raising tensions with Palestinians (Reuters, 14 June 2021)

Trauma and mental health in Gaza (Al Jazeera, 14 June 2021)

Israel’s government: Same ax, new executioner (Electronic Intifada, 14 June 2021)

British backing for Israel helps to sustain the unbearable status quo (Guardian, 13 June 2021)

15-year-old Palestinian shot dead in clashes with Israel army (The Journal, 11 June 2021)

Israel behind raids on Iran’s nuclear sites, says spy chief (Irish Independent, 12 June 2021)

From Gaza to Cherry Orchard - a football refugee's journey (RTE Sport, 11 June 2021)

New government led by Bennett set to replace Netanyahu today (Jerusalem Post, 13 June 2021)

The big man is gone, and the Israel lobby will never be the same (Mondoweiss, 13 June 2021)

WATCH: Palestinian Woman Killed by Israeli Soldiers near Jerusalem (Palestine Chronicle, 12 June 2021)

Swearing-in of Bennett-Lapid gov’t that would replace Netanyahu set for Sunday (Times of Israel, 8 June 2021)

Naftali Bennett, next Israeli PM: The man behind the slogans and stereotypes (Anshel Pfeffer, Haaretz, 6 June 2021)

When Israel killed doctors (Isra Saleh el-Namey, Electronic Intifada, 4 June 2021)

Was Israeli looting in '48 part of a broader policy to expel Arabs? (Benny Morris, Haaretz, 3 June 2021)

Friends lost and children orphaned (Hamza Abu Eltarabesh, Electronic Intifada, 3 June 2021)

Israel Police arrested over 2,000 people since Gaza op – 91 percent of them Arab (Josh Breiner, Haaretz, 3 June 2021)

Tareq was on his way to pick up his wife and newborn from the hospital. Israeli troops shot him dead (Gideon Levy & Alex Levac, Haaretz, 3 June 2021)

US Senate Democrats push Blinken to address ‘humanitarian emergency’ in Gaza (Times of Israel, 2 June 2021)

145 House Democrats urge top Republican: Release hold on Palestinian aid money (Ben Samuels, Haaretz, 2 June 2021)

Israel’s likely new government, explained (Haggai Matar, +972, 1 June 2021)

A trip to Hebron (Benjamon Moser, 1 June 2021)

Israel/Palestine Coverage Presents False Equivalency Between Occupied and Occupier (Gregory Shupak, FAIR, 18 May 2021)

A Day in the Life of Abed Salama: One man’s quest to find his son lays bare the reality of Palestinian life under Israeli rule (Nathan Thrall, New York Review, 19 March 2021)

‘One can’t underestimate the significance of this victory’: How Bay Area activists Blocked the Boat (Mondoweiss, 10 June 2021)

It’s time to change liberal discourse about Hamas (Electronic Intifada, 10 June 2021)

Palestine solidarity requires challenging the flawed logic of Zionism (Middle East Eye, 10 June 2021)

Video footage shows Israeli jailers assaulting Palestinians in Negev prison (Middle East Eye, 10 June 2021)

Wondering what comes next in the Gaza aftermath (Mondoweiss, 9 June 2021)

Three Palestinians, Including Two Officers, Killed by Israeli Fire in West Bank (Haaretz, 9 June 2021)

'She screams when someone comes near': Gaza children in trauma (MSN News, 9 June 2021)

Israel-Palestine: The natural order of occupation is coming to an end (Middle East Eye, 9 June 2021)

'Do something practical': New Palestinian justice centre launched in UK (Middle East Eye, 9 June 2021)

1,500 Palestinian home face demolition in Jerusalem's Silwan (Middle East Monitor, 9 June 2021)

IDA must follow State position on Israel, says Leo Varadkar (Irish Independent, 8 June 2021)

‘Serious concerns’: UK education row as Israel-Palestine textbooks pulled (Guardian, 8 June 2021)

Two former Israeli ambassadors to South Africa join tsunami of ‘apartheid’ accusations against Israel (Mondoweiss, 8 June 2021)

Israel-Gaza: Was the latest assault a tipping point in the Palestinian struggle? (Richard Falk, Middle East Eye, 8 June 2021)

Support for Israel in Europe falls after Gaza bombings, poll finds (Middle East Eye, 8 June 2021)

US lawmakers go on pro-Israel offensive at Blinken hearing (Middle East Eye, 7 June 2021)

What’s behind Ireland’s support for Palestine? (MSN News, 7 June 2021)

Israel’s AG declines to intervene in flashpoint Sheikh Jarrah land dispute (Irish Times, 7 June 2021)

Sheikh Jarrah Residents Face Legal Defeat; Israel Arrests Thousands of Palestinians to Quell Dissent (Democracy Now, 7 June 2021)

My teenage nephew was beaten by Israeli forces - sadly, this is not an isolated case (Middle East Eye, 7 June 2021)

Trinity BDS Stages Occupation of Department of Foreign Affairs (University Times, 3 June 2021)

Gaza gig organisers transfer funds to Trócaire (Galway Daily, 4 June 2021)

Palestinian ambassador criticises ‘non-transparent’ organisation of TCD event (Irish Times, 5 June 2021)

Is Ireland changing the consensus on Israel-Palestine? (Al Jazeera, 4 June 2021)

Stephen Fry praises ‘brilliant’ essay suggesting Israel justifies ‘persecution and hate’ (The JC, 4 June 2021)

Israel arrests prominent Palestinian Sheikh Jarrah activists Muna and Mohammed el-Kurd (Al Araby, 6 June 2021)

Israel releases Al Jazeera journalist after hours-long arrest (Al Jazeera, 5 June 2021)

Irish troops took shelter as Israel traded rockets and artillery fire with Palestinian groups (The Journal, 3 June 2021)

PODCAST: An uprising for Palestinian unity (+972, 3 June 2021)

Biden's plan for Palestine: Returning to a failed status quo (Al Araby, 3 June 2021)

Netanyahu’s Netanyahus take charge in Israel (Al Jazeera, 3 June 2021)

Ireland approves motion accusing Israel of 'de facto annexation' (Heritage Florida, 4 June 2021)

Why Israel is angry (Al Jazeera, 2 June 2021)

Staggering health needs emerge in Gaza, following Israel-Hamas conflict (UN News, 2 June 2021)

Message of solidarity with Gaza projected onto Cliffs of Moher by Irish artists (Hot Press, 2 June 2021)

This Time May Be Different: on the UN commission of inquiry investigating violations in the occupied Palestinian territory (Mondoweiss, 1 June 2021)

Bennett will oust Netanyahu as Israeli PM under reported deal (Mondoweiss, 2 June 2021)

BDS: A movement, vindicated (Al Araby, 1 June 2021)

Oslo is over. Time for a Palestinian rethink (The Palestine Project, 2 June 2021)

Belfast City Council wants expulsion of Israeli ambassadors (Belfast Telegraph, 31 May 2021)

Court overrules EU effort to shield Israel’s settlements (Electronic Intifada, 1 June 2021)

Belfast DUP councillor: Israel-Palestine motions ‘turn our council into a debating club’ (Belfast Newsletter, 1 June 2021)

Senior figures attack ‘obstruction’ of ICC’s Palestine investigation (Guardian, 31 May 2021)

This Time May Be Different: on the UN commission of inquiry investigating violations in the occupied Palestinian territory (Mondoweiss, 1 June 2021)

With Sinn Féin Motion and Dáil vote, Ireland Makes History on Palestine (Kildare Nationalist, 29 May 2021)

Israel has blocked Gazans from entering for cancer treatment since flare-up began (Hagar Shezaf, Haaretz, 31 May 2021)

Irish parliament denounces Israeli West Bank policies as ‘de facto annexation’ (Times of Israel, 28 May 2021)

Evictions of Palestinians could spark further conflict, Blinken warns (Axios, 27 May 2021)

During the Gaza flare-up, Israel killed 27 Palestinians in the West Bank. He was one of them (Gideon Levy & Alex Levac, Haaretz, 28 May 2021)

Ireland condemns ‘de facto annexation’ of Palestinian land by Israel (Guardian, 27 May 2021)

Irish Parliament condemns Israel’s “de facto annexation” of West Bank and Jerusalem (IMEMC News, 27 May 2021)

UN rights council orders unprecedented open-ended probe of Israel (Times of Israel, 27 May 2021)

UN OCHA appeals for $95 million for humanitarian relief in the Occupied Palestinian Territories (27 May 2021)

Over 500 Democratic Party staffers urge Joe Biden to ‘hold Israel accountable’ (Guardian, 24 May 2021)

11 days, 4,340 rockets and 261 dead: The Israel-Gaza fighting in numbers (Sam Sokol. Haaretz, 23 May 2021)

Video: World stands with Palestine (Electronic Intifada, 20 May 2021)

Israeli airstrike cripples Gaza’s only COVID center (Jack Khoury, Haaretz, 19 May 2021)

25 House Democrats call on Blinken to condemn East Jerusalem evictions (Times of Israel, 13 May 2021)

West Bank demolitions and displacement: an overview (UN OCHA, April 2021)

Former leaders condemn ‘obstruction’ of international court’s Palestine investigation (Irish Times, 31 May 2021)

CNN speaks to John Brady, as Ireland’s parliament condemns Israel’s actions as ‘de facto annexation’ (CNN, 31 May 2021)

Israel kills Palestinians with mental illness through impunity. My cousin-in-law was one of them (Middle East Eye, 30 May 2021)

Israel crossing closures leave Gaza unable to rebuild after conflict (Middle East Eye, 31 May 2021)

‘Very complicated matter’: ABC bans term ‘apartheid’ in coverage of Israel/Palestine conflict (RT, 31 May 2021)

U.N. Security Council must push multilateral approach to peace, and end unilateral, biased approach (Mondoweiss, 31 May 2021)

Ireland becomes first EU country to condemn Israel's "de facto annexation" of Palestine (Joe, 27 May 2021)

Cork man's Gaza gym stays open (Irish Independent, 29 May 2021)

Israel-Palestine: The double standard in American newsrooms (Al Jazeera, 29 May 2021)

The conflict is coming to where it belongs, the U.S. (Mondoweiss, 30 May 2021)

Israeli police detain child for Palestinian flag on bike (Daily Sabah, 30 May 2021)

This time, the International Criminal Court is watching (Al Jazeera, 27 May 2021)

Israel reacts angrily over UN decision to hold war crimes inquiry (Irish Times, 28 May 2021)

WATCH: Irish flag raised in Palestine in response to Irish solidarity (Irish Central, 28 May 2021)

Ireland becomes first EU country to condemn Israel’s ‘de facto annexation’ of Palestinian land (IMEMC, 28 May 2021)

‘NYT’ puts faces of 60+ slain Palestinian children on front page, at last (Mondoweiss, 28 May 2021)

‘Terrorising a generation’: Israel arresting Palestinian children (Al Jazeera, 28 May 2021)

Ireland shows the way over Israel's de-facto annexation of Palestine (Middle East Monitor, 28 May 2021)

Amnesty: Israel must scrap plans to forcibly displace Palestinians from Silwan (Middle East Monitor, 28 May 2021)

Dáil declares Israeli settlements in Palestine amount to annexation (Western People, 27 May 2021)

Palestine Foreign ministry condemns Israel's settlement expansion plan (Business Standard, 29 May 2021)

‘One name in a long list’: the pointless death of another West Bank teenager (Guardian, 28 May 2021)

Palestinians welcome Ireland’s ‘historic’ condemnation of Israel’s ‘de facto annexation’ of Palestine (Mondoweiss, 27 May 2021)

Ireland declares Israel engaged in 'de facto annexation' (RNZ, 28 May 2021)

Why can’t Britain’s journalists call Israel an apartheid state? (Electronic Intifada, 27 May 2021)

Ireland recognizes Israel's 'de facto annexation' of Palestinian lands (i24 news, 27 May 2021)

187 schools damaged in Israeli attcks on Gaza (Bernama, 28 May 2021)

Ireland urges Israel to end 'de facto annexation' of Palestinian land (Middle East Eye, 26 May 2021)

UN rights council probe decision 'shameful' - Netanyahu (RTÉ, 27 May 2021)

Dáil motion criticising ‘annexation’ of Palestinian land not constructive, Israeli ambassador says (Irish Independent, 27 May 2021)

Irish Parliament Lambasts Israel's 'De Facto Annexation' of West Bank (Haaretz, 27 May 2021)

Israel 'outright rejects' Dáil's de-facto annexation declaration (Irish Examiner, 27 May 2021)

U.N. Rights Council Orders Inquiry Into Israel After Gaza Strife (New York Times, 27 May 2021)

Israel hits out at Ireland after declaration of ‘de facto annexation’ of areas of Palestine (MSN, 27 May 2021)

The fall and rise (and fall?) of apartheid (Mondoweiss, 27 May 2021)

Irish parliament declares Israeli settlements in Palestine amount to annexation (Irish Independent, 26 May 2021)

Ireland first EU state to declare Israeli settlements 'annexation' (Irish Examiner, 26 May 2021)

Dáil passes motion condemning Israel’s de facto annexation of Palestinian land (MSN News, 26 May 2021)

Ireland condemns Israel’s de facto annexation of Palestine (Radio Habana Cuba, 26 May 2021)

Ireland condemns Israel’s ‘manifestly unequal’ treatment of Palestinians (Independent, 26 May 2021)

Ireland sets EU precedent on Israeli 'annexation' (EU Observer, 26 May 2021)

Ireland becomes first EU country to declare Israel is involved in ‘de facto annexation’ (Irish Times, 26 May 2021)

Ireland urges Israel to end 'de facto annexation' of Palestinian land (Middle East Eye, 26 May 2021)

Israel's De Facto Annexation of Palestinian Territory (MENA FN, 26 May 2021)

In Landmark Move, Irish Parliament Condemns Israel’s ‘De Facto Annexation’ of Palestinian Land (Palestine Chronicle, 26 May 2021)

Irish senator calls for sanctions on Israel (Middle East Monitor, 26 May 2021)

Dáil declares Israeli settlements ‘de facto annexation’ of Palestinian land, but move to expel ambassador defeated (Irish Independent, 26 May 2021)

Irish senator calls for sanctions on Israel (Anadolu Agency, 26 May 2021)

Ireland supports motion condemning "de facto annexation" of Palestine (Daily Sabah, 26 May 2021)

Al-Haq Sends Letters to Irish Parliamentarians to Support Motion on the Recognition of De Facto Annexation of Palestinian Territory as an Illegal Act, with Consequences (Al-Haq, 26 May 2021)

Ireland urges Israel to end 'de facto annexation' of Palestinian land (Reuters, 25 May 2021)

Govt recognises 'de facto' annexing of Palestinian land by Israel (RTE News, 25 May 2021)

Ireland to become the first EU state to label Israeli settlement programme 'annexation' (Irish Examiner, 25 May 2021)

Coalition backs SF motion that building on Palestinian land ‘de facto annexation’ (Irish Times, 25 May 2021)

The Myth of Coexistence in Israel (New York Times, 25 May 2021)

Root causes of Israel-Palestine conflict must be addressed: UNRWA (Al Jazeera, 24 May 2021)

Stunning ‘NYT’ report on Israel’s occupation causing Palestinian ‘misery’ was a long time coming (Mondoweiss, 24 May 2021)

Life Under Occupation: The Misery at the Heart of the Conflict (New York Times, 22 May 2021)

Israeli police are rounding up hundreds of Palestinians to ‘settle scores’ in mass arrest campaign (Mondoweiss, 24 May 2021)

Stop comparing Israel to Apartheid South Africa; it is worse (Middle East Monitor, 24 May 2021)

Fmr. PLO senior peace negotiator: “it’s worse than apartheid...It’s a settler-colonial enterprise.” (MSNBC, 22 May 2021)

Israel-Hamas ceasefire holds as UN launches Gaza aid appeal (Al Jazeera, 23 May 2021)

The key of return (Mondoweiss, 23 May 2021)

‘It was a massacre’: Palestinian mother recounts experience during Gaza bombing (Middle East Eye, 23 May 2021)

Far-right leader Tommy Robinson attends London pro-Israel rally (Middle East Eye, 23 May 2021)

Coexistence in Israel’s ‘mixed cities’ was always an illusion (Mondoweiss, 21 May 2021)

Boyd Barrett calls for boycott of Israeli goods as 1,000 protest in Dublin (Irish Times, 22 May 2021)

Thousands march on Dublin's Israeli Embassy in pro-Palestine demonstration (Breaking News, 22 May 2021)

Israel is making the same errors as Britain did over Northern Ireland 50 years ago (Independent, 14 May 2021)

Palestinian solidarity protests held around the world (Al Jazeera, 22 May 2021)

The Biggest Threat to Israel Is the Occupation (Common Dreams, 22 May 2021)

Jailed at 14, Shot Dead at 17: The Story of Obaida Jawabra’s Childhood Under Israeli Occupation (Democracy Now, 21 May 2021)

Israel and Hamas claim victory as fragile ceasefire holds (Al Jazeera, 21 May 2021)

"The Hamas" are Coming: A View of the Violence from Inside Israel (Mint Press News, 20 May 2021)

Sheikh Jarrah is ‘under a siege,’ Palestinian residents say (Al Jazeera, 21 May 2021)

The war that Israel lost (Open Democracy, 21 May 2021)

Years of silence over Netanyahu’s inflammatory politics have brought Gaza to its current crisis (The Globe and Mail, 21 May 2021)

Israel-Palestine: How social media was used and abused (Middle East Eye, 21 May 2021)

US faculty members stand with Palestinians against 'settler colonialism and racial apartheid' (Middle East Monitor, 21 May 2021)

Coca-Cola factory destroyed in Israel shelling of Gaza (Middle East Monitor, 21 May 2021)

‘A radical change’: America’s new generation of pro-Palestinian voices (Guardian, 21 May 2021)

Israel: economic losses during Gaza bombing campaign hit $2.14bn (Middle East Monitor, 21 May 2021)

Associated Press terminates new staffer critical of Israel despite bombing of Gaza office (Middle East Monitor, 21 May 2021)

A ceasefire is in place, but it's not the victory that Netanyahu wanted (Middle East Monitor, 21 May 2021)

Mike Murphy: I witnessed first-hand the daily humiliation of Palestinians - we cannot remain silent (The Journal, 21 May 2021)

Palestinians in Ireland after ceasefire : ‘They survived physically. Mentally they’re traumatised’ (Irish Times, 20 May 2021)

Greens discuss councillors' call to support Occupied Territories Bill as Coveney says Ireland will continue to speak up (The Journal, 20 May 2021)

Hamza Will Not Be Forgotten (MEANJIN, 21 May 2021)

Coveney: Situation in Occupied Palestinian Territory and Israel (Oireachtas, 20 May 2021)

Government TD raises concerns over IDA’s Israel presence as violence escalates (Business Post, 20 May 2021)

Israel and Hamas agree to ceasefire to end 11 days of heavy violence (The Journal, 20 May 2021)

Coveney: EU needs to be more influential actor in ending 'horrors in Gaza' (Irish Examiner, 20 May 2021)

Complaints to RTÉ over Israeli ambassador interview following air strikes (Independent, 20 May 2021)

'Mutual and unconditional' Gaza ceasefire agreed (RTE News, 20 May 2021)

Biden welcomes announcement of ceasefire between Israel and Hamas (Irish Times, 20 May 2021)

Arab evictions at the heart of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict (Irish Times, 20 May 2021)

Israel and Hamas agree to ceasefire to end bloody 11-day war (Breaking News, 20 May 2021)

Israel-Gaza: The Democrats' 'tectonic' shift on the conflict (BBC News, 21 May 2021)

TDs asked ‘do we want to be on right side of history?’ (Irish Times, 20 May 2021)

Galway TD tells Dáil Ireland should &speak out and lead the way& in condemning Israel (Galway FM, 20 May 2021)

Hamas celebrates truce 'victory,' warns of future resistance against Israel (Jerusalem Post, 21 May 2021)

Biden's missing man in Jerusalem (Politico, 20 May 2021)

Jerusalem residents describe their fears as Gaza conflict rages (France24, 20 May 2021)

Gaza: The militarised and ethnically motivated persecution of a people (Irish Times, 19 May 2021)

Coveney announces €1.5m in emergency support for people of Gaza (Breaking News, 19 May 2021)

&Today we are Nazis,& says member of Israeli Jewish extremist group (Electronic Intifada, 19 May 2021)

Clashes in Jerusalem and West Bank amid protests and strikes (Guardian, 19 May 2021)

British Actor Idris Elba Condemns ‘Brutality and Bloodshed’ in Palestine (Palestine Chronicle, 19 May 2021)

The Evolution of Apartheid: Why Israel is Becoming a Pariah State (Palestine Chronicle, 19 May 2021)

The Costs of America’s Unconditional Support for Israel (World Politics Review, 19 May 2021)

At least 200 killed in Gaza as Israeli air raids continue (Virginia Pietromarchi and Usaid Siddiqui, Al Jazeera, 17 May 2021)

Israel kills children, doctors in horrific nighttime massacre (Tamara Nassar, Electronic Intifada, 17 May 2021)

Israel-Gaza conflict: At 1am in Israel, my children are asleep. For those in Gaza, it's a different story (Mark Stone, Sky News, 17 May 2021)

Escalation in the Gaza Strip, the West Bank and Israel (Update #7, UN OCHA, 17 May 2021)

More than 25 Democratic senators call for immediate ceasefire in Middle East (CNN, 17 May 2021)

Israel kills Gaza families in their homes on Nakba Day (Maureen Clare Murphy, Electronic Intifada, 16 May 2021)

There's no room for doubt: This was the execution of a helpless 60-year-old Palestinian woman (Gideon Levy & Alex Levac, Haaretz, 7 May 2021)

Statement by France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the United Kingdom on Israeli Settlements (6 May 2021)

Israeli forces kill child with bullets in the back (Tamara Nassar, Electronic Intifada, 6 May 2021)

The Threat of Mass Palestinian Displacement in East Jerusalem (Action Alert – Emek Shaveh, Ir Amim and Peace Now, 3 May 2021)

A Threshold Crossed: Israeli Authorities and the Crimes of Apartheid and Persecution (Human Rights Watch, 27 April 2021)

Covid-19 in the occupied territories (UN OCHA report, April 2021)

Taoiseach says Gaza air strikes 'wholly disproportionate' but rejects call to expel Israeli ambassador (The Journal, 18 May 2021)

Palestinian father tells his only baby: 'No one remained with me except you' (Middle East Monitor, 18 May 2021)

Biden approves $735m arms sale to Israel (Middle East Monitor, 18 May 2021)

‘We are united as a people’: Palestinians celebrate a historic strike, urge supporters to ‘keep momentum going’ (Mondoweiss, 19 May 2021)

Democrats abandon plan to delay Israel arms sale amid Gaza onslaught (Middle East Eye, 19 May 2021)

Gaza Physician: Israel Is Targeting Doctors & Health Facilities to Overwhelm Our Crumbling System (Democracy Now, 18 May 2021)

Gaza Lives Erased: Israel Is Wiping Out Entire Families on Purpose (Haaretz, 18 May 2021)

Israel: Is this the beginning of the end of apartheid? (Middle East Eye, 18 May 2021)

As a doctor in Gaza, these have been the most difficult days of my life (+972mag, 18 May 2021)

Gaza-Israel escalation: End violence now, then work to end occupation, say UN experts (UN OHCR, 18 May 2021)

Coveney disappointed Security Council did not even agree call for ceasefire (Irish Times, 17 May 2021)

Israel and Palestine – a cycle of conflict (Irish Times, 17 May 2021)

Gaza in the dark after Israel bombs power lines (Electronic Intifada, 17 May 2021)

Taboo on saying ‘Apartheid’ is suddenly over in U.S. mainstream — thanks to AOC, Bush, Oliver, Reid, Velshi (Mondoweiss, 17 May 2021)

"Terror from the Skies": UNRWA Condemns Israeli Bombing of Gaza Refugee Camp, Killing Family of 10 (Democracy Now, 17 May 2021)

I live in Sheikh Jarrah. For Palestinians, this is not a ‘real estate dispute’ (Guardian, 17 May 2021)

Netanyahu incites against Palestinian citizens of Israel (Middle East Monitor, 17 May 2021)

Joe Biden feels political ground shift as Israel-Gaza conflict rages on (Guardian, 16 May 2021)

Irish couples caught in warzone as Israel targets Palestinians (The Times, 17 May 2021)

Coveney says 'it's too early to tell' if Israel has committed war crimes in Gaza (The Journal, 16 May 2021)

Israel kills children, doctors in horrific nighttime massacre (Electronic Intifada, 17 May 2021)


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