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#Palestine

# palestine - Sunday 18 February, 2018

Two Palestinian teenagers killed by Israeli fire, medics say

Four soldiers were also wounded in an apparent bomb attack on the border.

# palestine - Tuesday 13 February, 2018

# palestine - Saturday 10 February, 2018

Varadkar: 'The Israeli government has a tendency to disengage with countries that recognise the state of Palestine'

The Taoiseach said Ireland plans to intensify and increase aid work in the Palestinian territories.

# palestine - Thursday 25 January, 2018

Trump threatens to withdraw aid from Palestinians for 'disrespecting' US

In Davos today, the US President said he had a “great proposal” for the Palestinians.

# palestine - Sunday 21 January, 2018

'12 years late', Palestinians are about to get 3G for the very first time

Palestinians will have access to 3G from Tuesday – years after much of the rest of the world began using it.

Mike Pence says US would support two-state solution between Palestine and Israel

Pence is on the first leg of a three-country tour that includes stops in Jordan and Israel.

# palestine - Tuesday 9 January, 2018

Coveney to meet Benjamin Netanyahu for first time since objection to Jerusalem as Israeli capital

Coveney’s last meeting with the Israeli Prime Minister last year was not overly successful.

# palestine - Thursday 21 December, 2017

Ireland one of 128 nations to reject US decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital

US Ambassador Nikki Haley warned the General Assembly that the United States “will remember this day.”

# palestine - Sunday 10 December, 2017

Arab leaders 'denounce and condemn' Trump's stance on Jerusalem amid violent protests

Ministers are demanding the US reverses its decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.

# palestine - Friday 8 December, 2017

Violence worsens in Israel as thousands clash in response to Trump's Jerusalem decision

The Israeli military has deployed hundreds more troops to the occupied West Bank.

# palestine - Thursday 7 December, 2017

Protests erupt in Palestine in response to Trump's Jerusalem decision

The Israeli military has deployed hundreds more troops to the occupied West Bank, stoking fears of bloodshed in the region.

# palestine - Wednesday 6 December, 2017

Trump announces he recognises Jerusalem as Israeli capital

The status of Jerusalem is a central issue in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, with both sides claiming the city as their capital.

# palestine - Friday 1 December, 2017

Ireland pledges an additional half a million euro to Gaza refugees

The additional funding will be channelled through the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA).

# 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.

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