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#Golan Heights

# golan-heights - Sunday 5 April, 2020

Irish troops return home after six month deployment in Syria
# Defence Forces
# Defence Forces

Irish troops return home after six month deployment in Syria

Apr 5th 2020, 1:27 PM 33,788 Views 26 Comments

The troops will be self-isolating for 14 days in line with HSE guidelines.

# golan-heights - Monday 17 June, 2019

Trump Heights: Israel names Golan Heights settlement after Donald Trump
# New Settlement
# New Settlement

Trump Heights: Israel names Golan Heights settlement after Donald Trump

Jun 17th 2019, 7:50 AM 14,809 Views 35 Comments

Israeli prime minister inaugurated the new settlement on Sunday.

# golan-heights - Friday 31 May, 2019

Donald Trump sent Benjamin Netanyahu a signed map of Israel with the word 'nice' beside annexed territory
# Golan Heights
# Golan Heights

Donald Trump sent Benjamin Netanyahu a signed map of Israel with the word 'nice' beside annexed territory

May 31st 2019, 11:02 AM 46,536 Views 51 Comments

The strange spectacle served as a distraction for Netanyahu who has failed to build a coalition and must hold another election.

# golan-heights - Wednesday 3 April, 2019

'Myself and the children are devastated': Soldiers due to return to Ireland tomorrow face 'unacceptable' delay
# Golan Heights
# Golan Heights

'Myself and the children are devastated': Soldiers due to return to Ireland tomorrow face 'unacceptable' delay

Apr 3rd 2019, 7:59 PM 46,535 Views 34 Comments

A spokesperson for the Department of Defence said that authorities on the ground haven’t yet been granted approval for transportation.

# golan-heights - Thursday 21 March, 2019

Trump says the US will recognise Golan Heights as Israeli territory
# Golan
# Golan

Trump says the US will recognise Golan Heights as Israeli territory

Mar 21st 2019, 6:49 PM 19,695 Views 83 Comments

Israel occupied the Golan Heights during the Six-Day War in 1967.

# golan-heights - Tuesday 19 June, 2018

Irish troops to return to Syrian side of Golan Heights after removal due to safety concerns
# Syria
# Syria

Irish troops to return to Syrian side of Golan Heights after removal due to safety concerns

Jun 19th 2018, 10:00 PM 14,552 Views 35 Comments

The Irish infantry group is set to return later this year.

# golan-heights - Friday 11 May, 2018

Iranian cleric threatens Israeli cities with destruction as tensions flare between both nations
# Diplomatic Tensions
# Diplomatic Tensions

Iranian cleric threatens Israeli cities with destruction as tensions flare between both nations

May 11th 2018, 10:15 PM 14,453 Views 105 Comments

There have been serious military confrontations between both nations in recent days.

# golan-heights - Thursday 10 May, 2018

At least 23 fighters killed after Israel strikes Iranian targets in Syria
# Golan Heights
# Golan Heights

At least 23 fighters killed after Israel strikes Iranian targets in Syria

May 10th 2018, 12:12 PM 24,361 Views 202 Comments

Russia said 28 Israeli warplanes took part in the raids and around 70 missiles were fired in the attack.

# golan-heights - Sunday 12 November, 2017

Wounded Syrians are arriving in Israel on donkeys, desperate for treatment
# Civil War
# Civil War

Wounded Syrians are arriving in Israel on donkeys, desperate for treatment

Nov 12th 2017, 9:30 AM 11,087 Views 62 Comments

Israel and Syria are officially at war, but wounded people are seeking care in the Golan Heights.

# golan-heights - Wednesday 8 November, 2017

Explainer: How a UK minister may lose her job over 'secret' meetings in Israel
# Priti Patel
# Priti Patel

Explainer: How a UK minister may lose her job over 'secret' meetings in Israel

Nov 8th 2017, 12:30 PM 14,357 Views 56 Comments

Another diplomatic incident has cropped up for British Prime Minister Theresa May’s scandal-prone government.

# golan-heights - Sunday 25 December, 2016

Secret Santa, selection boxes and teamwork: Christmas for Irish Defence Forces at Golan Heights
# Defence Forces
# Defence Forces

Secret Santa, selection boxes and teamwork: Christmas for Irish Defence Forces at Golan Heights

Dec 25th 2016, 11:00 AM 7,526 Views 9 Comments

Corporal Dan Browne is spending his third Christmas away from his home in Ballybrack, Dublin.

# golan-heights - Thursday 1 September, 2016

From war-torn Syria to another All-Ireland hurling final - Eoin Larkin's remarkable journey
# Tour Of Duty
From The42
# Tour Of Duty

From war-torn Syria to another All-Ireland hurling final - Eoin Larkin's remarkable journey

Sep 1st 2016, 8:00 AM 11,020 Views 6 Comments

The Kilkenny star has been reflecting on his tour of duty to the Golan Heights.

# golan-heights - Wednesday 23 December, 2015

PICS: Enda dons a blue helmet, meets Irish troops and saves Christmas
# Golan Heights
# Golan Heights

PICS: Enda dons a blue helmet, meets Irish troops and saves Christmas

Dec 23rd 2015, 1:12 PM 16,294 Views 145 Comments

You’d never know there’s an election around the corner…

# golan-heights - Friday 18 December, 2015

Enda is off to visit our troops in the Golan Heights
# Conflict Zone
# Conflict Zone

Enda is off to visit our troops in the Golan Heights

Dec 18th 2015, 6:00 AM 8,443 Views 78 Comments

The Taoiseach will be visiting the Irish men and women serving in the Golan Heights this Sunday.

# golan-heights - Wednesday 7 October, 2015

Photos: Irish soldiers return home after six months in Golan Heights
# Welcome Back
# Welcome Back

Photos: Irish soldiers return home after six months in Golan Heights

Oct 7th 2015, 10:09 PM 15,319 Views 30 Comments

The troops had been deployed as part of the UN’s Disengagement Observer Force.

# golan-heights - Saturday 12 September, 2015

Watch an Irish army unit get ambushed by their enemies (in a drill)
# Enemies In The Ditch
# Enemies In The Ditch

Watch an Irish army unit get ambushed by their enemies (in a drill)

Sep 12th 2015, 8:50 AM 19,155 Views 80 Comments

They make short work of them.

# golan-heights - Wednesday 9 September, 2015

This father and son are going away this month - to Syria
# Golan Heights
# Golan Heights

This father and son are going away this month - to Syria

Sep 9th 2015, 6:15 AM 19,233 Views 34 Comments

“This is my second trip with my father and I’m looking forward to going out.”

# golan-heights - Tuesday 8 September, 2015

Ireland is sending 130 soldiers into one of "the most dangerous UN missions in the world"
# Golan Heights
# Golan Heights

Ireland is sending 130 soldiers into one of "the most dangerous UN missions in the world"

Sep 8th 2015, 3:53 PM 25,072 Views 71 Comments

The Golan Heights has been fought over for four decades.

# golan-heights - Wednesday 15 July, 2015

Thief returns stolen Roman artefacts because they brought 20 years of bad luck
# Tel Aviv
# Tel Aviv

Thief returns stolen Roman artefacts because they brought 20 years of bad luck

Jul 15th 2015, 6:03 AM 15,556 Views 6 Comments

The man had taken artefacts from the ancient city of Gamla in the Golan Heights in Israel.

# golan-heights - Tuesday 5 May, 2015

ISIS fighters involved in battle 'within a kilometre' of Irish Golan Heights base
# Taking To Bunkers
# Taking To Bunkers

ISIS fighters involved in battle 'within a kilometre' of Irish Golan Heights base

May 5th 2015, 9:59 AM 13,858 Views 41 Comments

A number of stray shells have landed in the camp where Irish troops are stationed. Personnel have take to bunkers.

# golan-heights - Monday 4 May, 2015

Irish troops safe after mortar attack injures two UN peacekeepers in Golan Heights
# Attack
# Attack

Irish troops safe after mortar attack injures two UN peacekeepers in Golan Heights

May 4th 2015, 12:16 PM 11,353 Views 30 Comments

The two soldiers were evacuated to Israel for medical care.

# golan-heights - Wednesday 8 April, 2015

Joy and tears as Irish Golan Heights troops are reunited with their families
# Safe And Sound
# Safe And Sound

Joy and tears as Irish Golan Heights troops are reunited with their families

Apr 8th 2015, 11:16 AM 16,300 Views 12 Comments

The soldiers spent six months in the Middle East flashpoint.

# golan-heights - Tuesday 17 March, 2015

Here's what St. Patrick's Day looks like to Irish soldiers in war-torn hotspots
# Irish Eyes
# Irish Eyes

Here's what St. Patrick's Day looks like to Irish soldiers in war-torn hotspots

Mar 17th 2015, 8:00 PM 18,604 Views 67 Comments

Irish troops have been mixing duty and celebration across the globe today

# golan-heights - Tuesday 27 January, 2015

Two rockets fired from Syria hit Israel, says army - so they're returning fire
# Tensions
# Tensions

Two rockets fired from Syria hit Israel, says army - so they're returning fire

Jan 27th 2015, 2:41 PM 8,217 Views 89 Comments

Israel responded with artillery fire.

# golan-heights - Saturday 17 January, 2015

'The war has divided families more than decades of Israeli occupation ever did'
# Syria
# Syria

'The war has divided families more than decades of Israeli occupation ever did'

Jan 17th 2015, 10:30 AM 10,304 Views 45 Comments

A newly-released Irish film documents the lives of people in Majdal Shams – one of five remaining Arab villages in the Golan Heights.

# golan-heights - Friday 26 December, 2014

This is what Christmas looked like for Irish troops serving overseas
# A Long Way From Home
# A Long Way From Home

This is what Christmas looked like for Irish troops serving overseas

Dec 26th 2014, 8:12 AM 9,293 Views 20 Comments

There were 430 military personnel stationed in Lebanon, the Golan Heights and other regions these holidays.

# golan-heights - Tuesday 28 October, 2014

Defence Forces test water supply amid claims Irish troops are at risk of E Coli
# Golan Heights
# Golan Heights

Defence Forces test water supply amid claims Irish troops are at risk of E Coli

Oct 28th 2014, 7:29 PM 8,570 Views 11 Comments

The troops are part of the UN peacekeeping mission in the Golan Heights.

# golan-heights - Wednesday 8 October, 2014

Irish troops arrive home alive as Golan Heights mission is 'de-risked'
# Heroes
# Heroes

Irish troops arrive home alive as Golan Heights mission is 'de-risked'

Oct 8th 2014, 6:00 AM 8,730 Views 11 Comments

The 130 troops were welcomed by family and friends in an emotional reunion this morning.

Romantic proposal as soldier gets down on one knee on return from Syria
# YOUNG LOVE
# YOUNG LOVE

Romantic proposal as soldier gets down on one knee on return from Syria

Oct 8th 2014, 6:00 AM 26,087 Views 15 Comments

A shocked girlfriend got more than she hoped for at this morning’s reunion.

# golan-heights - Wednesday 1 October, 2014

Coveney satisfied UN will review Irish troops' Golan Heights mission
# Defence Forces
# Defence Forces

Coveney satisfied UN will review Irish troops' Golan Heights mission

Oct 1st 2014, 8:50 PM 4,835 Views 3 Comments

He said that he’s satisfied they acceded to his request for a review.

# golan-heights - Tuesday 23 September, 2014

Coveney confirms Irish troops will return to Golan Heights amid increased tensions
# Syria
# Syria

Coveney confirms Irish troops will return to Golan Heights amid increased tensions

Sep 23rd 2014, 7:05 PM 7,868 Views 26 Comments

Opposition TDs Mick Wallace and Richard Boyd Barrett disagree with the move.

As Coveney mulls decision on Irish troops, Israel shoots down Syrian plane in Golan Heights
# Tensions Rising
# Tensions Rising

As Coveney mulls decision on Irish troops, Israel shoots down Syrian plane in Golan Heights

Sep 23rd 2014, 5:41 PM 7,674 Views 41 Comments

It’s the first time since 1985 that Israel has downed a Syrian plane.

# golan-heights - Friday 19 September, 2014

'I will not send Irish troops into civil war in Syria' - Coveney
# Out Of Harm's Way
# Out Of Harm's Way

'I will not send Irish troops into civil war in Syria' - Coveney

Sep 19th 2014, 11:49 PM 11,436 Views 33 Comments

Irish peacekeepers are about to re-deploy to the Golan Heights.

# golan-heights - Monday 15 September, 2014

'Great escape' Irish troops get ready to leave Golan Heights
# Syria
# Syria

'Great escape' Irish troops get ready to leave Golan Heights

Sep 15th 2014, 10:50 PM 16,203 Views 46 Comments

They’re to be replaced by 130 new peacekeepers.

# golan-heights - Thursday 11 September, 2014

UN confirms militants have released kidnapped UN peacekeepers
# Golan Heights
# Golan Heights

UN confirms militants have released kidnapped UN peacekeepers

Sep 11th 2014, 1:45 PM 8,970 Views 16 Comments

The Al Qaeda-linked group has safely returned 45 Fijian troops, kidnapped at the Golan Heights.

# golan-heights - Tuesday 9 September, 2014

Kidnapped Fijian peacekeepers "will be released soon"
# Golan Heights
# Golan Heights

Kidnapped Fijian peacekeepers "will be released soon"

Sep 9th 2014, 11:22 PM 7,059 Views 7 Comments

That’s according to the country’s Ministry of Information.

# golan-heights - Tuesday 2 September, 2014

The rebel group holding 45 UN soldiers wants to be taken off the UN's terror list
# Golan Heights
# Golan Heights

The rebel group holding 45 UN soldiers wants to be taken off the UN's terror list

Sep 2nd 2014, 7:53 AM 6,964 Views 30 Comments

The Al-Nusra Front want their group taken off the UN’s list of terrorist organisations, as well as compensation for fighters injured in recent days.

# golan-heights - Monday 1 September, 2014

Syrian troops and Islamist rebels exchange fire near peace line in Golan Heights
# Peacekeeping
# Peacekeeping

Syrian troops and Islamist rebels exchange fire near peace line in Golan Heights

Sep 1st 2014, 10:30 PM 5,749 Views 29 Comments

Defence Minister Simon Coveney wants a UN review of the peacekeeping

Poll: Should the Irish UN peacekeepers be pulled out of Golan Heights?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should the Irish UN peacekeepers be pulled out of Golan Heights?

Sep 1st 2014, 9:55 AM 10,898 Views 69 Comments

The Defence Minister has called for a UN review of the mission.

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