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#Palestine

# palestine - Thursday 12 October, 2017

Israel joins United States in withdrawing from UNESCO

The move will take effect from 21 December.

Palestinian factions Hamas and Fatah end decade-long split

Details of the agreement have not yet been released.

# palestine - Tuesday 26 September, 2017

Palestinian gunman kills three Israeli guards at West Bank settlement

The incident comes nearly two years after a wave of unrest broke out.

# palestine - Sunday 17 September, 2017

Young girls playing football are breaking cultural barriers in Palestine

Women’s football has grown since the first female Palestinian team was formed in 2009.

# palestine - Tuesday 29 August, 2017

Police reopen investigation into 'brutal' 1987 murder of Palestinian cartoonist

Naji Salim Hussain Al-Ali’s cartoons were sometimes perceived as critical of the regime in Palestine.

# palestine - Friday 4 August, 2017

Two huge 'Banksy-like' Trump murals appear on West Bank barrier

The new graffiti is just a few meters from Banksy’s Palestinian hotel.

# palestine - Thursday 3 August, 2017

Young footballers from Gaza arrive in Cork for Mardyke Arena game

The Gaza football academy struggles due to a lack of facilities, equipment and safe places to play.

# palestine - Saturday 29 July, 2017

Warm welcome for children from Gaza ahead of football tour around Ireland

The Gaza Kids to Ireland project aims to show solidarity with Gaza and raise awareness of the current climate in Palestine.

# palestine - Tuesday 25 July, 2017

Why Jerusalem's holiest site is central to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and why violence has flared there

After five days of simmering tensions, Israel has this morning removed controversial metal detectors from the Haram al-Sharif mosque in Jerusalem.

# palestine - Saturday 22 July, 2017

Israel deploys more troops to West Bank as crisis continues to escalate

The stabbing to death of three members of an Israeli family yesterday saw clashes erupt amid escalating tensions at the Holy Land’s most contested shrine.

# palestine - Friday 21 July, 2017

Men under 50 banned from entering Jerusalem's Old City for Muslim prayers as tensions rise

Tensions have risen following an attack nearby that killed two policemen.

# palestine - Friday 14 July, 2017

Two Israeli police killed in Jerusalem shooting

The three attackers, Arab Israelis aged between 19 and 29, were shot dead by police.

# palestine - Thursday 13 July, 2017

Ireland is giving €200,000 to support Palestinians in the West Bank

Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney arrived in Israel on Tuesday for a three-day visit to the Middle East.

# palestine - Tuesday 11 July, 2017

Netanyahu posts criticism of 'Ireland's traditional stance' on Facebook after Coveney meeting

Coveney said it was a good “straight talking meeting”.

South Dublin County Council to fly Palestinian flag for a month as "message of solidarity"

South Dublin County Council will become the fourth Irish local authority to fly the Palestinian flag.

# palestine - Monday 22 May, 2017

Donald Trump is the first sitting US president to visit the Western Wall

Trump vowed to make ‘the ultimate deal’ with Israel and Palestine during his presidential campaign last year.

# palestine - Tuesday 9 May, 2017

Dublin City Council to fly Palestinian flag above City Hall for a month as "gesture of solidarity"

Dublin City Council and Sligo County Council vote to fly the Palestinian flag for the month of May.

# palestine - Friday 14 April, 2017

British tourist stabbed to death while travelling on train in Jerusalem RIP

British tourist stabbed to death while travelling on train in Jerusalem

The victim was rushed to hospital in a critical condition but later died from her injuries.

# palestine - Sunday 2 April, 2017

Decision to stock Palestinian beer causes uproar in northern Israel city

Libira Bar in the city of Haifa found itself at the centre of a storm after recently choosing to stock the Palestinian beer Shepherds.

# palestine - Friday 31 March, 2017

'This does not advance peace': Israel announces first new settlement in West Bank for 20 years

The Trump administration said the existence of settlements “was not in itself an impediment to peace”.

# palestine - Friday 3 March, 2017

Banksy opens hotel in Israel... with 'worst view in the world'

The secretive street artist opened the hotel which stands just four metres from the Separation Wall – with all rooms commanding the same view.

# palestine - Tuesday 21 February, 2017

Israeli soldier sentenced to 18 months for shooting dead injured Palestinian

A video of the shooting was shared widely online.

Planned talk by Israeli Ambassador at Trinity College is cancelled after protests Student Activists This post contains videos

Planned talk by Israeli Ambassador at Trinity College is cancelled after protests

Students for Justice in Palestine said there was an imbalance on the planned panel.

# palestine - Wednesday 15 February, 2017

Trump says 'Palestinians need to get rid of hate' as he supports one-state solution in Israel conflict

International consensus has called for a two state future, but Trump has taken a different view.

# palestine - Tuesday 7 February, 2017

Irish government joins Europe in criticising Israel's new settlement law

The EU’s foreign policy chief says it “crosses a new and dangerous threshold by legalising under Israeli law the seizure of Palestinian property rights”.

# palestine - Tuesday 24 January, 2017

Israel announces 2,500 settler homes following Trump 'encouragement'

It may be the largest number to have been given the green light since 2013.

# palestine - Wednesday 4 January, 2017

Netanyahu wants pardon for Israeli soldier in manslaughter case Elor Azaria This post contains videos

Netanyahu wants pardon for Israeli soldier in manslaughter case

The killing was caught on video and deeply divided the country.

# palestine - Wednesday 28 December, 2016

John Kerry tells Israel it 'can either be Jewish or democratic - it cannot be both'

The US Secretary of State also urged Israel and Palestinians to agree land swaps on 1967 lines in today’s speech.

# palestine - Saturday 24 December, 2016

Israel hits back strongly after landmark UN vote on its settlements

The vote sparked furtive Security Council debate on what else might be achieved for the Palestinians before Obama leaves office.

# palestine - Friday 23 December, 2016

America abstains as the UN condemns Israeli settlements

New Zealand had stepped in to replace a withdrawn Egyptian resolution demanding an end to Israeli settlements.

Christmas in Gaza: 'Mortars and missiles fly overhead; from Gaza into Israel, from Israel into Gaza'

Holiday cheer is tough to come by when you live in an open-air prison, writes Eoghan Rice.

# palestine - Sunday 6 November, 2016

Halligan to tell Israelis to treat Palestinian people 'in a more humane way'

The Waterford TD has been a long-time ‘friend of Palestine’.

# palestine - Monday 3 October, 2016

# palestine - Saturday 1 October, 2016

Settlements could see Israel thrown out of the World Cup

Clubs play on the West Bank, considered occupied land.

# palestine - Thursday 22 September, 2016

Abbas: Those who speak of a two-state solution should recognise Palestine as a state

Israeli and Palestinian leaders clahsed at the UN today.

# palestine - Sunday 4 September, 2016

These photographs give a fascinating glimpse into ancient Egypt

Some of the first-ever travel photos are up for auction.

# palestine - Wednesday 31 August, 2016

US court throws out €585 million compensation award against Palestine Liberation Organisation PLO

US court throws out €585 million compensation award against Palestine Liberation Organisation

The award was automatically tripled under the law.

# palestine - Tuesday 23 August, 2016

From The42 Celtic fans raise over €50,000 for Palestinian charities Donation

Celtic fans raise over €50,000 for Palestinian charities

The money raised will be distributed to Medical Aid Palestine.

# palestine - Saturday 6 August, 2016

Palestinians are outraged at a donkey sale planned by the Israeli army

Palestinians say the army is trying to sell back the very animals it seized from them in the occupied West Bank’s Jordan Valley.

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