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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(...)

Israeli security forces detain a Palestinian protester outside the Damascus Gate in Jerusalem’s Old City on April 29th. Photograph: Ahmad Gharabli/AFP via Getty

Provocative acts carried out by Israeli security forces and settlers in East Jerusalem during Ramadan compounded with decades-old Palestinian resentme(...)

Palestinian protesters run for cover from tear gas fired by Israeli security forces amid clashes at Jerusalem’s al-Aqsa mosque compound on Monday. Photograph: Ahmad Gharabli/AFP via Getty

Nine Palestinians have been killed in Israeli air strikes in the Palestinian territory after the barrages against Israel, the Gaza health ministry has(...)

A woman placed an order on Apple’s website for a laptop and was promised a delivery date in early May. Photograph: iStock

Apple has fallen foul of the Irish advertising watchdog after failing to deliver a product to a customer in a promised time frame while a radio statio(...)

Faithful in protective masks attend Friday prayers during Ramadan at a mosque in Gaza City on Friday. Photograph: Mohammed Saber/EPA

Rarely, if ever, in the 1,400-year history of the faith have Islam’s three holiest mosques in Mecca, Medina, and Jerusalem closed simultaneously durin(...)

The Western Wall in Jerusalem. A new train station – it is  planned to name it  after US president Donald Trump – will be 50m underground, and will be connected by escalators to the esplanade of the  wall

Plans by Israel to extend the Tel Aviv-Jerusalem fast train to the Western Wall in Jerusalem’s Old City have drawn criticism from planners, archaeolog(...)

Russian president Vladimir Putin (right), with  Syrian president Bashar Assad  in Damascus, Syria,  on Tuesday. Photograph: Alexei Druzhinin/Sputnik/Kremlin Pool/AP

Russian leader Vladimir Putin has travelled to Syria to meet President Bashar Assad and other officials. The visit to Syria, a key ally of Iran, cam(...)

A night bazaar in Hyderabad.

There’s barely time to take in the size of the mirror-panelled headquarters of ICICI Bank in Hitech City housing 22,000 employees – it’s so humongous (...)

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(...)

On September 13th, 1993, US president Bill Clinton stands between PLO leader Yasser Arafat and Israeli prime minister Yitzahk Rabin as they shake hands. Photograph: J David Ake/AFP/Getty Images

Twenty-five years ago on Thursday, a portly Palestinian boy scout raised the Palestinian red, white, black and green flag from the balcony of Orient H(...)

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