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Wednesday 29 November 2023 Dublin: 3°C

# Golan Heights

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Defence Forces to participate in UN peacekeeping mission in Syria until next spring
The Tánaiste will today seek Cabinet approval for continued participation in the mission until March or April next year.
Israel launches retaliatory strikes on Syria after rockets fired towards Golan Heights
It comes after days of escalating violence over tension in Jerusalem and an Israeli police raid on the city’s Al-Aqsa Mosque.
Defence Forces to withdraw 130 Irish troops from UN peacekeeping mission in Golan Heights
Tánaiste and Minister for Defence Micheál Martin today informed the Government of the decision to withdraw.
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Irish troops return home after six month deployment in Syria
The troops will be self-isolating for 14 days in line with HSE guidelines.
Trump Heights: Israel names Golan Heights settlement after Donald Trump
Israeli prime minister inaugurated the new settlement on Sunday.
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.
'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.
Trump says the US will recognise Golan Heights as Israeli territory
Israel occupied the Golan Heights during the Six-Day War in 1967.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
PICS: Enda dons a blue helmet, meets Irish troops and saves Christmas
You’d never know there’s an election around the corner…
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.
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.
Watch an Irish army unit get ambushed by their enemies (in a drill)
They make short work of them.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
Irish troops safe after mortar attack injures two UN peacekeepers in Golan Heights
The two soldiers were evacuated to Israel for medical care.
Joy and tears as Irish Golan Heights troops are reunited with their families
The soldiers spent six months in the Middle East flashpoint.
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
Two rockets fired from Syria hit Israel, says army - so they're returning fire
Israel responded with artillery fire.
'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.
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.
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.
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.
Coveney satisfied UN will review Irish troops' Golan Heights mission
He said that he’s satisfied they acceded to his request for a review.
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.
'I will not send Irish troops into civil war in Syria' - Coveney
Irish peacekeepers are about to re-deploy to the Golan Heights.
'Great escape' Irish troops get ready to leave Golan Heights
They’re to be replaced by 130 new peacekeepers.
UN confirms militants have released kidnapped UN peacekeepers
The Al Qaeda-linked group has safely returned 45 Fijian troops, kidnapped at the Golan Heights.
Kidnapped Fijian peacekeepers "will be released soon"
That’s according to the country’s Ministry of Information.