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# Palestine
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.
# 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.
# shepherds
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.
# you did what
'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”.
# walled off
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.
# Elor Azaria
Israeli soldier sentenced to 18 months for shooting dead injured Palestinian
A video of the shooting was shared widely online.
# student activists
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.
# in it together
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.
# West Bank
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”.
# West Bank
Israel announces 2,500 settler homes following Trump 'encouragement'
It may be the largest number to have been given the green light since 2013.
# Elor Azaria
Netanyahu wants pardon for Israeli soldier in manslaughter case
The killing was caught on video and deeply divided the country.
# stern warning
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.
# New Zealand
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.
# Security Council
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.
Voices
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.
# middle east trip
Halligan to tell Israelis to treat Palestinian people 'in a more humane way'
The Waterford TD has been a long-time ‘friend of Palestine’.
# Bank of Ireland
Anger as bank account belonging to pro-Palestinian activists is shut down
The Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign has made a formal complaint to the bank.
# West Bank
Settlements could see Israel thrown out of the World Cup
Clubs play on the West Bank, considered occupied land.
# West Bank
Abbas: Those who speak of a two-state solution should recognise Palestine as a state
Israeli and Palestinian leaders clahsed at the UN today.
# Maxime Du Camp
These photographs give a fascinating glimpse into ancient Egypt
Some of the first-ever travel photos are up for auction.
# PLO
US court throws out €585 million compensation award against Palestine Liberation Organisation
The award was automatically tripled under the law.
# Donation
Celtic fans raise over €50,000 for Palestinian charities
The money raised will be distributed to Medical Aid Palestine.
# Israel
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.
# Tel Aviv
Israel freezes Ramadan family visit permits for Palestinians after shooting
About 83,000 people will be impacted by the decision.
# Gay Pride
Gays say Israel 'pinkwashing' to distract from Palestinian occupation
Tel-Aviv’s Gay Pride Parade was taking place today.
# West Bank
Israel frees youngest female Palestinian prisoner
The 12-year-old girl confessed to planning a stabbing attack in the West Bank.
Voices
'Having lived in Dublin all my life, I'm not used to being stopped at checkpoints, harassed and searched'
Katie O’Kelly writes about her time in Palestine.
# rampage
Palestinian attacker kills US tourist in stabbing spree along Tel Aviv's waterfront
It comes amid a cycle of violence that’s left 184 Palestinians and 28 Israelis dead.
# Gaza
Two Israelis jailed for life for burning Palestinian teen alive
16-year-old Mohammed Abu Khdeir was snatched from the street and killed in 2014.
Voices
'I'm an Irishman in the West Bank helping kids get to school through checkpoints'
Alex Dunne has been in the West Bank for over 40 days now, collecting stories of stories of military incursions, night raids, and settler attacks.
# radical messages
Jewish extremists vandalise church where Virgin Mary is said to have died
The graffiti included threats of violence, messages degrading Jesus and a call for Christians to “go to hell”.
# Dizengoff Street
Police continue manhunt for Tel Aviv shooting suspect
After the attack, hundreds of police had been seen scouring the area and entering buildings to search for suspects as police helicopters buzzed overhead.
# Palestine
EU says products made in Jewish settlements can no longer have 'Made in Israel' label
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said the EU should be ashamed, comparing the move to Nazi-era pratices.
# Israel
Netanyahu's new PR director: 'John Kerry has the mental age of a 12-year-old'
It is reported that Netanyahu described the comments as unacceptable.
# Yitzhak Rabin
One event 20 years ago changed Israel and Palestine forever
The assassination of Yitzhak Rabin was 20 years ago today.
Voices
'I hear the sound of helicopters overhead and the piercing sound of police sirens. The violence has been appalling'
The second week of October saw the highest number of Palestinian deaths and injuries in the West Bank and Israel recorded in a single week since 2005.
# Beersheba
Israel tensions rise after soldier shot at bus station
Police said a man, thought to be Palestinian, entered the bus station armed with a pistol and knife, killing the soldier and wounding 10 other people.
# tensions
Joseph's Tomb torched as Palestinians call for 'a Friday of revolution'
Israeli security forces have deployed massively in Jerusalem after two weeks of Palestinian attacks in the city and across Israel.
# third intifada
Israel kills six Palestinians as Hamas leader declares new war
The deaths come after several Israelis were stabbed earlier this week.
# passed
Ireland backs vote as Palestinian flag set to fly over United Nations
Palestine and the Vatican are the only two observer states in the UN.