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Smoke billows after an Israeli airstrike on Gaza City targeted the Ansar compound, linked to the Hamas movement. Photograph: Mahmud Hams/AFP via Getty

Twenty-seven days before the first rocket was fired from Gaza this week, a squad of Israeli police officers entered the Al-Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem, b(...)

 Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas blamed Israel for uncertainty about whether it would allow the legislative election to proceed in Jerusalem as well as in the occupied West Bank and Gaza. Photograph:  Hazem Bader/AFP via Getty Images

Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas on Friday postponed planned parliamentary elections amid a dispute over voting in Israeli-annexed East Jerusalem a(...)

Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu: Bringing his far-right coalition partners on board may be his biggest challenge to date. Photograph: Abir Sultan/EPA

An Israeli election has again turned into into a cliffhanger, and it will probably take weeks before it becomes clear if prime minister Binyamin Netan(...)

 Saeb Erekat pictured speaking to the media after a meeting in Washington, DC, US, in July 2008. Photograph: Alex Wong/Getty Images

Born: April 28th, 1955 Died: November 10th, 2020 Saeb Erekat, a senior Palestinian official and negotiator who passionately advocated for the establi(...)

Israeli visitors enter an old market building in the flashpoint city of Hebron: construction will add “insult to injury”.  Photograph: Hazem Bader

Palestinians have reacted angrily to Israel’s decision to build a new neighbourhood in Hebron, a move that could double the number of settlers in the (...)

 Israel has decided not  to extend the mandate of the international observer force in the West Bank city of Hebron. Photograph: EPA/Abed Al Hashlamoun

Palestinians have reacted angrily to Israel’s decision not to extend the mandate of the international observer force in the flashpoint West Bank city (...)

Brona (left) and Grainne watching the sunrise over the Dead Sea.
Welcome to my place . . . Palestine
  • Abroad
  • September 29, 2018, 04:00

Brona Ní Uigin from Monaghan and Grainne Ní Thiarnain from Sligo, both law graduates from NUI Galway, lived in Palestine for several years doing legal(...)

About 40 objections were lodged with Kilkenny County Council to plans for the mosque and cultural centre at Hebron industrial estate on the edge of Kilkenny city. Photograph: Jamal Saidi/Reuters

Planning permission has been granted for the construction of a new mosque in Kilkenny city which attracted more than 1,000 signatures in opposition to(...)

Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu: under pressure. Photograph: Jack Guez/AFP/Getty Images

The mushrooming corruption scandal plaguing Israel’s prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu took a surprising turn on Tuesday, with an allegation that one (...)

Minister for Foreign Affairs  Simon Coveney:  will be written to by Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign  chairwoman Fatin al-Tamimi about Israel’s travel ban. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Israel’s decision to blacklist the Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign and block the group’s more than 400 members from entering the country has bee(...)

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