A TRUCE has been called between both Israel and Palestine today following news that the Seanad will regroup early from its Summer break to debate the crisis in Gaza, it has been revealed.
The Upper House is expected to sit sometime later in the week to discuss the ongoing crisis, taking the heat off any Dail members to return early.
“We’re not really sure what day to be honest. Everyone is either away in the states or Thailand now so it will be a skeleton crew at the most.” said Fine Gael Seanad leader Maurice Cummins. “Enda gave me a call yesterday to get everyone in the Seanad together to chat about Gaza. I asked why the Dail can’t do it, but he replied saying every TD in the country was off sunning themselves somewhere nice.”
The Irish Senate is expected to debate the ongoing slaughter by Israeli special forces in the Gaza strip for an hour or two on Thursday, before breaking for a three hour lunch break and returning again around 4pm with some positive solutions for the ongoing conflict.
Meanwhile leaders of the international community welcomed the Seanad’s return, with many stating that they will be keeping a close eye on the televised debate.
American president Barack Obama has said he has already kept his diary clear for Thursday morning, and will be “taking notes” as the debate unfolds.
“Hopefully the Irish Seanad can come up with a peaceful solution to this horrific conflict.” he told a packed White House press room earlier today. “America is waiting for what Ireland has to say on the matter. That’s why we have been holding back on any action.”
Since its establishment in 1937, Seanad Eireann has stopped fourteen world wars, three civil wars and a partridge in a pear tree.