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Mission of the State of Palestine in Dublin

Keep up to date with the main news, events and developments on Palestine domestically and internationally as our struggle for independence, statehood and self-determination continues.
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Rashida Tlaib has become the the first Palestinian-American woman elected to the American Congress on Tuesday 6th November. The Detroit-born mother of two has made history in what has been a record year for female politicians in America.  Read more about the election results here.
Read: The destruction of Khan Al-Ahmar - What You Need To Know
The community of Khan Al-Ahmar have been fighting evacuation of their homes by the Israeli Government for nearly a decade. Now, following a decision from Israel's High Court of Justice, demolition of the village looms.  
The community is made up of around 180 members of the Jahalin Bedouin tribe, settled in the Mishor Adumim since the 1970's.  The community have a history of displacement and dispossession by the Israeli Government, going back as far as 1948, when they were forced out of their villages and into the West bank. Read more here.

Read: Palestinian families left homeless after East Jerusalem demolition

One-sided planning laws are causing heartache in East Jerusalem. According to Daniel Seidemann of the NGO Terrestrial Jerusalem, "since 1967, the Government of Israel has directly engaged in the construction of 55,000 units for Israelis in East Jerusalem; in contrast, fewer than 600 units have been built for Palestinians in East Jerusalem, the last of which were built 40 years ago. So much for (Jerusalem Mayor Nir) Barkat's claim 'we build for everyone.'" Full Story here.
Read: Palestinian Cabinet Condemns Passing of Law Enabling Execution of Prisoners.
The Cabinet has condemned the misguided decision of the Prime Minister of Israel to pass a law to enable execution of Palestinian prisoners inside Israeli prisons. The ratification of this law is a worrying development which should draw objections from the International community.  It will infringe upon the human rights of prisoners and must be challenged.  Read more here.

Read: Everyone Knows Settlers Cut Down Palestinian Olive Trees. But Israel Doesn't Care

Israelis coming from a nearby northern West Bank outpost damage trees, steal olives and throw stones, yet the Palestinian villagers say involving the police is a waste of time

Read Amira Hass's article here.
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