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Israei soldiers at the scene as a  bulldozer demolishes a Palestinian house in Yatta village, south of the city of Hebron, on October 17th.   Israeli adminstrative control bans Palestinians from erecting buildings and infrastructure in Area C of the West Bank. Photograph: Abed al-Hashlamoun/EPA

Distrusted by the Palestinian leadership and feared by the Israeli military, Jamal Tirawi has a unique view of the conflict from his office in Nablus,(...)

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(...)

Palestinian farmer Muna al-Taneeb, from the West Bank, with Senator Frances Black outside Leinster House on Wednesday. Photograph: Crispin Rodwell/AP Images for Avaaz.

Irish ambassador to Israel Alison Kelly met foreign ministry officials in Jerusalem on Thursday after being summoned to hear Israel’s displeasure at t(...)

Palestinian security forces  stand at the gate of the Kerem Shalom crossing, the main passage point for goods entering Gaza. Photograph: AFP Photo

Activists in Gaza have vowed to continue launching incendiary kites across the border into southern Israel after Israel closed the main commercial cr(...)

Palestinian FA chief Jibril Rajoub speaks during a news conference in Ramallah on Wednesday. Photograph: Mohamad Torokman/Reuters

Israel has demanded that soccer’s governing body investigate what it said were threats against Argentinian players that forced them to cancel a match (...)

EUPOL COPPS, the European Union’s police and justice mission, based in Ramallah, comprises more than 100 serving police officers from around Europe, including several from Ireland.  Photograph: EUPOL COPPS

The police jeep emerges from the traffic-choked streets of central Nablus and picks up speed as we climb towards the city limits. Squashed into the ve(...)

A Palestinian woman holding her national flag during clashes with Israeli forces near Gaza City. Photograph: Mahmud Hams/AFP/Getty Images

Ireland will not expel the Israeli ambassador Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has told the Dáil in the wake of the killing of 58 Palestinians on the Gaza borde(...)

Palestinians carry a demonstrator injured during clashes with Israeli forces near the border between the Gaza Strip and Israel, east of Gaza City, on Monday. Scores were killed. Photograph: Mahmud Hams/AFP/Getty Images

Palestinians were counting their dead tonight after Israeli forces opened fire on protesters on the Gaza border, killing at least 58 and leaving (...)

Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas gestures as he chairs a Palestinian National Council meeting in Ramallah on April 30th. Photograph: Abbas Momani/AFP/Getty Images

Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu accused Mahmoud Abbas of anti-Semitism and Holocaust denial on Wednesday after the Palestinian leader sugge(...)

Lord Mayor of Dublin: “I have one message for the mayor,” Binyamin Netanyahu wrote on Facebook of Mícheál Mac Donncha. “You should be ashamed of yourself.” Photograph Nick Bradshaw

The Lord Mayor of Dublin has denied being anti-Semitic after he was criticised by the Irish Jewish community and Israel’s prime minister for attending(...)

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