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#West Bank

From TheJournal.ie Coveney condemns 'illegal' Israeli settlements in wake of US policy u-turn Occupied Territories

Coveney condemns 'illegal' Israeli settlements in wake of US policy u-turn

This comes after US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Washington no longer considers them to be illegal.

From TheJournal.ie Israel's Netanyahu calls on main opposition leader to form a unity government Israel

Israel's Netanyahu calls on main opposition leader to form a unity government

Netanyahu said he preferred to form a right-wing coalition but the results showed that would not be possible.

From TheJournal.ie Israel approves new West Bank settlement just days before election Benjamin Netanyahu

Israel approves new West Bank settlement just days before election

The move was announced by Benjamin Netanyahu.

From TheJournal.ie Off-duty Israeli soldier found dead with stab wounds in occupied West Bank Flashpoint

Off-duty Israeli soldier found dead with stab wounds in occupied West Bank

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has called it a “terrorist” attack and reinforcements have been sent.

From TheJournal.ie Airbnb reverses decision to ban listings from West Bank settlements Israel

Airbnb reverses decision to ban listings from West Bank settlements

The move came as a result of multiple lawsuits being filed by hosts against the company.

From TheJournal.ie Netanyahu vows to will annex settlements in West Bank if he's re-elected Occupied Lands

Netanyahu vows to will annex settlements in West Bank if he's re-elected

Israel goes to the polls on Tuesday.

From TheJournal.ie Israeli ambassador praises RTÉ's 'strong position' on Eurovision boycott calls Israeli Ambassador

Israeli ambassador praises RTÉ's 'strong position' on Eurovision boycott calls

His comments come in the wake of renewed calls for RTÉ to sit out this year’s contest.

From TheJournal.ie Calls for Booking.com to follow Airbnb's move to remove Israeli West Bank settlement listings West Bank

Calls for Booking.com to follow Airbnb's move to remove Israeli West Bank settlement listings

Israel strongly denounced Airbnb’s decision and threatened legal action against the company.

From TheJournal.ie Palestinian mother-of-eight dies after West Bank stone throwing Aisha Mohammed Rabi

Palestinian mother-of-eight dies after West Bank stone throwing

She died in hospital from a head injury she sustained in the stone-throwing.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland to give extra €1 million to help Palestinian refugees Mahmoud Abbas Visit

Ireland to give extra €1 million to help Palestinian refugees

Mahmoud Abbas met President Michael D Higgins, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Tánaiste Simon Coveney today.

From TheJournal.ie Tánaiste: US decision to end aid to Palestinian refugee agency is 'shocking' Funding

Tánaiste: US decision to end aid to Palestinian refugee agency is 'shocking'

The US State Department said it was no longer willing to shoulder “the very disproportionate share of the burden”.

From TheJournal.ie 'We have twice had to rebuild our village on the West Bank - now our school is under threat' Opinion

'We have twice had to rebuild our village on the West Bank - now our school is under threat'

The principal of the school used by Palestinian children in Susya makes a direct appeal to the Irish government to support them.

From The42 Fifa to take action over Palestinan FA chief's Messi comment RETORT

Fifa to take action over Palestinan FA chief's Messi comment

Jibril Rajoub had demanded that the Barcelona star not take part in the pre-World Cup friendly against Israel.

From TheJournal.ie Irish ambassador to Israel summoned by Netanyahu over Seanad bill Proposed Bill

Irish ambassador to Israel summoned by Netanyahu over Seanad bill

The bill seeks to prohibit trade in Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank.

From TheJournal.ie '12 years late', Palestinians are about to get 3G for the very first time Changes

'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.

From TheJournal.ie Mike Pence says US would support two-state solution between Palestine and Israel Negotiations

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.

From TheJournal.ie Violence worsens in Israel as thousands clash in response to Trump's Jerusalem decision West Bank

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.

From TheJournal.ie Protests erupt in Palestine in response to Trump's Jerusalem decision West Bank

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.

From TheJournal.ie Two huge 'Banksy-like' Trump murals appear on West Bank barrier WALL OF ART

Two huge 'Banksy-like' Trump murals appear on West Bank barrier

The new graffiti is just a few meters from Banksy’s Palestinian hotel.

From TheJournal.ie Eight dead in violence after Israeli security at Jerusalem holy site sparks anger Simmering Tensions

Eight dead in violence after Israeli security at Jerusalem holy site sparks anger

The site is in east Jerusalem, annexed by Israel after the 1967 Six-Day War.

From TheJournal.ie Israel deploys more troops to West Bank as crisis continues to escalate Boiling Point

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.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland is giving €200,000 to support Palestinians in the West Bank West Bank

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.

From TheJournal.ie After 10 years of Hamas rule, Gaza deals with blackouts, poverty, and the constant threat of conflict The Strip

After 10 years of Hamas rule, Gaza deals with blackouts, poverty, and the constant threat of conflict

The Islamist movement marked 10 years in power in Gaza on Thursday, 15 June.

From TheJournal.ie 'This does not advance peace': Israel announces first new settlement in West Bank for 20 years You Did What

'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”.

From TheJournal.ie Banksy opens hotel in Israel... with 'worst view in the world' Walled Off

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.

From TheJournal.ie Cave where priceless Dead Sea Scrolls were kept discovered in Judean desert Ten Commandments

Cave where priceless Dead Sea Scrolls were kept discovered in Judean desert

It’s thought the cave, one of 12 above the Dead Sea, was looted in the 1950s.

From TheJournal.ie Irish government joins Europe in criticising Israel's new settlement law West Bank

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”.

From TheJournal.ie For the first time in 20 years Israel will build a new settlement in the West Bank Disputed Territory

For the first time in 20 years Israel will build a new settlement in the West Bank

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that new settlements would be created for the families.

From TheJournal.ie Israel announces 2,500 settler homes following Trump 'encouragement' West Bank

Israel announces 2,500 settler homes following Trump 'encouragement'

It may be the largest number to have been given the green light since 2013.

From TheJournal.ie Netanyahu wants pardon for Israeli soldier in manslaughter case Elor Azaria This post contains videos

Netanyahu wants pardon for Israeli soldier in manslaughter case

The killing was caught on video and deeply divided the country.

From TheJournal.ie America abstains as the UN condemns Israeli settlements Security Council

America abstains as the UN condemns Israeli settlements

New Zealand had stepped in to replace a withdrawn Egyptian resolution demanding an end to Israeli settlements.

From TheJournal.ie Settlements could see Israel thrown out of the World Cup West Bank

Settlements could see Israel thrown out of the World Cup

Clubs play on the West Bank, considered occupied land.

From TheJournal.ie Abbas: Those who speak of a two-state solution should recognise Palestine as a state West Bank

Abbas: Those who speak of a two-state solution should recognise Palestine as a state

Israeli and Palestinian leaders clahsed at the UN today.

From TheJournal.ie Palestinians are outraged at a donkey sale planned by the Israeli army Israel

Palestinians are outraged at a donkey sale planned by the Israeli army

Palestinians say the army is trying to sell back the very animals it seized from them in the occupied West Bank’s Jordan Valley.

From TheJournal.ie Israel freezes Ramadan family visit permits for Palestinians after shooting Tel Aviv

Israel freezes Ramadan family visit permits for Palestinians after shooting

About 83,000 people will be impacted by the decision.

From TheJournal.ie Israel frees youngest female Palestinian prisoner West Bank

Israel frees youngest female Palestinian prisoner

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

From TheJournal.ie 'I'm an Irishman in the West Bank helping kids get to school through checkpoints' Opinion

'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.

From TheJournal.ie Israel tensions rise after soldier shot at bus station Beersheba

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.

From TheJournal.ie Israel kills six Palestinians as Hamas leader declares new war Third Intifada

Israel kills six Palestinians as Hamas leader declares new war

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

From TheJournal.ie Here's What Happened Today: Saturday News Fix

Here's What Happened Today: Saturday

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

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