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#Golan Heights

# golan-heights - Sunday 5 April, 2020

Irish troops return home after six month deployment in Syria

The troops will be self-isolating for 14 days in line with HSE guidelines.

# golan-heights - Monday 17 June, 2019

Trump Heights: Israel names Golan Heights settlement after Donald Trump

Israeli prime minister inaugurated the new settlement on Sunday.

# golan-heights - Friday 31 May, 2019

Donald Trump sent Benjamin Netanyahu a signed map of Israel with the word 'nice' beside annexed territory

The strange spectacle served as a distraction for Netanyahu who has failed to build a coalition and must hold another election.

# golan-heights - Wednesday 3 April, 2019

'Myself and the children are devastated': Soldiers due to return to Ireland tomorrow face 'unacceptable' delay

A spokesperson for the Department of Defence said that authorities on the ground haven’t yet been granted approval for transportation.

# golan-heights - Thursday 21 March, 2019

Trump says the US will recognise Golan Heights as Israeli territory

Israel occupied the Golan Heights during the Six-Day War in 1967.

# golan-heights - Tuesday 19 June, 2018

Irish troops to return to Syrian side of Golan Heights after removal due to safety concerns

The Irish infantry group is set to return later this year.

# golan-heights - Friday 11 May, 2018

Iranian cleric threatens Israeli cities with destruction as tensions flare between both nations

There have been serious military confrontations between both nations in recent days.

# golan-heights - Thursday 10 May, 2018

At least 23 fighters killed after Israel strikes Iranian targets in Syria

Russia said 28 Israeli warplanes took part in the raids and around 70 missiles were fired in the attack.

# golan-heights - Sunday 12 November, 2017

Wounded Syrians are arriving in Israel on donkeys, desperate for treatment

Israel and Syria are officially at war, but wounded people are seeking care in the Golan Heights.

# golan-heights - Wednesday 8 November, 2017

Explainer: How a UK minister may lose her job over 'secret' meetings in Israel

Another diplomatic incident has cropped up for British Prime Minister Theresa May’s scandal-prone government.

# golan-heights - Sunday 25 December, 2016

Secret Santa, selection boxes and teamwork: Christmas for Irish Defence Forces at Golan Heights

Corporal Dan Browne is spending his third Christmas away from his home in Ballybrack, Dublin.

# golan-heights - Thursday 1 September, 2016

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From war-torn Syria to another All-Ireland hurling final - Eoin Larkin's remarkable journey

The Kilkenny star has been reflecting on his tour of duty to the Golan Heights.

# golan-heights - Wednesday 23 December, 2015

PICS: Enda dons a blue helmet, meets Irish troops and saves Christmas

You’d never know there’s an election around the corner…

# golan-heights - Friday 18 December, 2015

Enda is off to visit our troops in the Golan Heights

The Taoiseach will be visiting the Irish men and women serving in the Golan Heights this Sunday.

# golan-heights - Wednesday 7 October, 2015

Photos: Irish soldiers return home after six months in Golan Heights

The troops had been deployed as part of the UN’s Disengagement Observer Force.

# golan-heights - Saturday 12 September, 2015

Watch an Irish army unit get ambushed by their enemies (in a drill)

They make short work of them.

# golan-heights - Wednesday 9 September, 2015

This father and son are going away this month - to Syria

“This is my second trip with my father and I’m looking forward to going out.”

# golan-heights - Tuesday 8 September, 2015

Ireland is sending 130 soldiers into one of "the most dangerous UN missions in the world"

The Golan Heights has been fought over for four decades.

# golan-heights - Wednesday 15 July, 2015

Thief returns stolen Roman artefacts because they brought 20 years of bad luck

The man had taken artefacts from the ancient city of Gamla in the Golan Heights in Israel.

# golan-heights - Tuesday 5 May, 2015

ISIS fighters involved in battle 'within a kilometre' of Irish Golan Heights base

A number of stray shells have landed in the camp where Irish troops are stationed. Personnel have take to bunkers.

# golan-heights - Monday 4 May, 2015

Irish troops safe after mortar attack injures two UN peacekeepers in Golan Heights

The two soldiers were evacuated to Israel for medical care.

# golan-heights - Wednesday 8 April, 2015

Joy and tears as Irish Golan Heights troops are reunited with their families Safe And Sound This post contains images

Joy and tears as Irish Golan Heights troops are reunited with their families

The soldiers spent six months in the Middle East flashpoint.

# golan-heights - Tuesday 17 March, 2015

Here's what St. Patrick's Day looks like to Irish soldiers in war-torn hotspots

Irish troops have been mixing duty and celebration across the globe today

# golan-heights - Tuesday 27 January, 2015

Two rockets fired from Syria hit Israel, says army - so they're returning fire

Israel responded with artillery fire.

# golan-heights - Saturday 17 January, 2015

'The war has divided families more than decades of Israeli occupation ever did' Syria This post contains videos

'The war has divided families more than decades of Israeli occupation ever did'

A newly-released Irish film documents the lives of people in Majdal Shams – one of five remaining Arab villages in the Golan Heights.

# golan-heights - Friday 26 December, 2014

This is what Christmas looked like for Irish troops serving overseas

There were 430 military personnel stationed in Lebanon, the Golan Heights and other regions these holidays.

# golan-heights - Tuesday 28 October, 2014

Defence Forces test water supply amid claims Irish troops are at risk of E Coli

The troops are part of the UN peacekeeping mission in the Golan Heights.

# golan-heights - Wednesday 8 October, 2014

Irish troops arrive home alive as Golan Heights mission is 'de-risked'

The 130 troops were welcomed by family and friends in an emotional reunion this morning.

Romantic proposal as soldier gets down on one knee on return from Syria

A shocked girlfriend got more than she hoped for at this morning’s reunion.

# golan-heights - Wednesday 1 October, 2014

Coveney satisfied UN will review Irish troops' Golan Heights mission

He said that he’s satisfied they acceded to his request for a review.

# golan-heights - Tuesday 23 September, 2014

Coveney confirms Irish troops will return to Golan Heights amid increased tensions

Opposition TDs Mick Wallace and Richard Boyd Barrett disagree with the move.

As Coveney mulls decision on Irish troops, Israel shoots down Syrian plane in Golan Heights

It’s the first time since 1985 that Israel has downed a Syrian plane.

# golan-heights - Friday 19 September, 2014

'I will not send Irish troops into civil war in Syria' - Coveney

Irish peacekeepers are about to re-deploy to the Golan Heights.

# golan-heights - Monday 15 September, 2014

'Great escape' Irish troops get ready to leave Golan Heights

They’re to be replaced by 130 new peacekeepers.

# golan-heights - Thursday 11 September, 2014

The 5 at 5: Thursday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

UN confirms militants have released kidnapped UN peacekeepers

The Al Qaeda-linked group has safely returned 45 Fijian troops, kidnapped at the Golan Heights.

# golan-heights - Tuesday 9 September, 2014

Kidnapped Fijian peacekeepers "will be released soon"

That’s according to the country’s Ministry of Information.

# golan-heights - Tuesday 2 September, 2014

The rebel group holding 45 UN soldiers wants to be taken off the UN's terror list

The Al-Nusra Front want their group taken off the UN’s list of terrorist organisations, as well as compensation for fighters injured in recent days.

# golan-heights - Monday 1 September, 2014

Syrian troops and Islamist rebels exchange fire near peace line in Golan Heights

Defence Minister Simon Coveney wants a UN review of the peacekeeping

Poll: Should the Irish UN peacekeepers be pulled out of Golan Heights? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should the Irish UN peacekeepers be pulled out of Golan Heights?

The Defence Minister has called for a UN review of the mission.

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