The Irish government has pledged funding of €500,000 for the United Nations’ emergency appeal for families affected by the conflict in Gaza.
The funding will provide food, shelter and healthcare to thousands of families, many of whom have had to flee their homes.
Foreign Affairs minister Charlie Flanagan said: ‘I totally condemn the major escalation in violence and civilian casualties which we are now witnessing on the ground in Gaza and Israel.
‘The Irish Government has consistently called for an immediate ceasefire in order to avoid further loss of life and suffering.
‘This is now more imperative than ever in light of the developments over the weekend. The people of Gaza and Israel have the right to live in peace and security and without the threat of indiscriminate violence.’