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# west-bank - Sunday 24 April, 2016

Israel frees youngest female Palestinian prisoner

The 12-year-old girl confessed to planning a stabbing attack in the West Bank.

# west-bank - Saturday 23 January, 2016

'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.

# west-bank - Monday 19 October, 2015

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.

# west-bank - Friday 9 October, 2015

Israel kills six Palestinians as Hamas leader declares new war

The deaths come after several Israelis were stabbed earlier this week.

# west-bank - Saturday 3 October, 2015

Here's What Happened Today: Saturday

The end of the HSE, air strikes in Afghanistan and an assault in Tralee.

Israeli troops respond to Palestinian protest with live ammunition, tear gas and rubber bullets

This came in a raid by troops hunting the murderers of a Jewish settler couple.

# west-bank - Tuesday 4 August, 2015

Israel rounds up Jewish extremists after Palestinian baby is burned to death West Bank This post contains videos

Israel rounds up Jewish extremists after Palestinian baby is burned to death

The men are being held using detention laws usually reserved for Palestinians.

# west-bank - Saturday 1 August, 2015

Palestinian toddler burned to death in 'settler' arson attack

The attack happened yesterday and also critically wounded the toddler’s parents and brother.

# west-bank - Friday 31 July, 2015

Palestinian baby killed in fire started by Israeli settlers at his home

The child’s parents and older brother were severely injured in the blaze.

# west-bank - Monday 20 July, 2015

What I've learned from volunteering in Palestine

A member of Tipperary’s 2010 hurling All-Ireland winning squad writes about volunteering with Palestinian youth as part of the Palestine Summer Encounter Project.

# west-bank - Thursday 4 June, 2015

A massive phone company is pulling out of Israel, and Israel is NOT happy

Benjamin Netanyahu called it a “miserable” decision.

# west-bank - Wednesday 31 December, 2014

Israel warns of 'retaliatory steps' as Palestine signs up to International Criminal Court

Benjamin Netanyahu called Israel’s soldiers “the most moral army in the world”.

# west-bank - Monday 29 December, 2014

Israeli army kill stone-throwing Palestinian teen in the West Bank

Around 20 Palestinians have been killed in the West Bank since June.

# west-bank - Monday 10 November, 2014

One killed in knife attack as unrest continues across Israel and West Bank Stabbings This post contains images

One killed in knife attack as unrest continues across Israel and West Bank

A solider is also in a critical condition.

# west-bank - Wednesday 5 November, 2014

Hit and run rampage in Jerusalem leaves two dead in religious violence Holy Land This post contains videos

Hit and run rampage in Jerusalem leaves two dead in religious violence

A Palestinian man driving the van was shot dead by police.

# west-bank - Tuesday 28 October, 2014

Amid tensions in Jerusalem, Israel announces 1,000 new settler homes in the city

Ireland has joined the US and others in condemning the move.

# west-bank - Sunday 21 September, 2014

UN isn't happy about Israeli plans to relocate West Bank Bedouin people

It said this might make away for further illegal settlement expansion.

# west-bank - Thursday 11 September, 2014

From The42 Palestinian football team determined to rise above war Outlet

Palestinian football team determined to rise above war

Football is hugely popular in Gaza and the West Bank, where the game has been played since the 1920s.

# west-bank - Monday 8 September, 2014

A Dublin councillor has travelled to the West Bank to work as a human rights observer

Patrick Costello is keeping an ongoing blog of his experiences called, ‘Canal Bank To West Bank’.

# west-bank - Tuesday 2 September, 2014

Dáil committee chair weighs in on Israeli land seizure ahead of meeting with ambassador

Pat Breen said further West Bank settlements would be a “nail in the coffin of the two-state solution.”

# west-bank - Monday 1 September, 2014

"Settlements are illegal" - Ireland joins chorus of condemnation of Israeli land grab

The US and Amnesty International also want Israel to reverse the decision.

Israel announces massive land seizure for new West Bank settlements

It’s thought to be the biggest Israeli land seizure since the 1980s.

# west-bank - Monday 18 August, 2014

Israel destroys West Bank homes of three Palestinians suspected of murdering teenagers

The abduction and killing of the three men partly led to the deadly upsurge in violence last month.

# west-bank - Sunday 10 August, 2014

Palestianian 11-year-old shot dead in West Bank as Israel refuses to return to peace talks

“Israel will not engage in negotiations under fire,” Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said.

# west-bank - Friday 1 August, 2014

Galway town leads the way on Israeli boycott

The action by Kinvara follows calls by Trócaire for a ban on goods from settlements in the West Bank.

# west-bank - Friday 25 July, 2014

Palestinian shot dead by Israeli forces in West Bank protests

At least 150 people were wounded in the clashes.

# west-bank - Friday 11 July, 2014

Gaza death toll hits 100 as truce efforts waver

Israeli airstrikes continue to bombard Gaza today as the Palestinian death toll reaches 100.

# west-bank - Wednesday 2 July, 2014

Palestinian teenager forced into car and killed in apparent revenge attack

The youth was seen being kidnapped from the Arab half of Jerusalem.

# west-bank - Tuesday 1 July, 2014

Thousands attend funeral of murdered teens as Israel mulls military retaliation

Israel has vowed it will exact a high price from Hamas for the murders.

Israel: Hamas will pay. Hamas: Start a war and you'll open the gates of hell

The Middle-East is on high alert after the three missing Israeli teenagers were found dead in the West Bank.

# west-bank - Monday 30 June, 2014

Bodies of missing Israeli teenagers found, defence minister calls for 'eradication of Hamas'

The three teens had been missing since earlier this month.

# west-bank - Friday 20 June, 2014

14-year-old Palestinian boy shot dead by Israel army during search for missing teenagers

The soldiers had been carrying out arrests as part of the arrest to find the three teens believed to have been abducted by Hamas.

# west-bank - Thursday 19 June, 2014

Opinion: As a former Israeli soldier, I had to speak out about the injustices I participated in Middle East This post contains images

Opinion: As a former Israeli soldier, I had to speak out about the injustices I participated in

After serving as an IDF combat soldier and commander, Yehuda Sahul questioned the morality of the military action in the West Bank.

# west-bank - Monday 16 June, 2014

Israel arrests Palestinian politician in giant manhunt for kidnapped teenagers

More than 150 Palestinians have been arrested in the search for the three teenagers who were snatched from a settlement on Thursday night.

# west-bank - Sunday 15 June, 2014

Israel blames Hamas for teens' kidnapping as massive search enters third day

Troops carried out their biggest arrest operation in years last night, detaining 80 Palestinians.

# west-bank - Tuesday 12 November, 2013

Israel cancels plans to build 20,000 settler homes in the West Bank

Prime Minsiter Benjamin Netanyahu said the plan had created “unnecessary confrontation with the international community” after the US expressed “deep concern”.

# west-bank - Saturday 2 November, 2013

Taken from their home, blindfolded and interrogated - for 'throwing stones'

A roundtable event yesterday heard the story of these two brothers, who live in Palestine’s West Bank.

Israeli settlements in Palestine 'single biggest obstruction to peace'

Following a visit to Palestine, Irish MEP Emer Costello said the rapid expansion of these settlements was resulting in “the death of so many communities”.

# west-bank - Saturday 26 October, 2013

Dublin MEP forbidden from travelling to Gaza

“We were absolutely dumbfounded,” Labour MEP Emer Costello said.

# west-bank - Friday 19 July, 2013

Following talks, Israel and Palestine agree to talks

Both Israel and the Palestinian presidency welcomed the development, but the Islamist Hamas movement rejected a return to talks which have been brokered by US Secretary of State John Kerry.