Israel-Hamas War

Ivana Bacik: Deleted tweet from diplomat at Israeli embassy ‘blatant disinformation’

The deputy to the Israeli ambassador claimed Ireland funded Hamas tunnels in Gaza in a now deleted post to X

Ivana Bacik, Labour Party leader: “It’s really admirable that Ireland has taken such a strong position on hideous suffering committed by Israel and Hamas.” Picture: Fergal Phillips

The suggestion that Ireland is funnelling money to terrorist groups in Gaza under the guise of humanitarian aid is “blatant disinformation”, Ivana Bacik has said.

The Labour Party leader was speaking after the Israeli embassy distanced itself from claims made by its deputy head of mission in relation to the use of Irish aid in Gaza.

In a now deleted post to X, Adi Ophir Maoz - the second ranking official at the embassy after ...