Watch: The Israeli Occupation is alive and well under COVID-19 lockdown

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Israeli violations in the occupied Palestinian territory have skyrocketed during the coronavirus pandemic.

Earlier today, Mondoweiss’ Palestine correspondent Yumna Patel spoke with representatives of rights groups Al-Haq and Adalah – The Legal Center for Arab Minority Rights in Israel about how the rights of Palestinians in Israel and the occupied Palestinian territory continue to be violated on a daily basis.

Soheir Asaad is International Advocacy coordinator in Adalah – The legal Center for Arab Minority Rights in Israel. She started work at Adalah in 2012 as an intern and returned in 2017 as legal researcher and The Nakba and the Law project coordinator. She is a lawyer and has a Masters degree in Law (LL.M.) with honors from the Center for Civil & Human Rights at the University of Notre Dame (US), with a focus on international human rights law. Soheir also holds a Bachelor’s degree in Law (LL.B.) from Hebrew University in Jerusalem. Soheir is also a Palestinian political and feminist activist.

Suha Jarrar is a human rights and feminist advocate, and a researcher and advocacy officer at Al-Haq human rights organization based in Ramallah, Palestine. Suha obtained her Bachelor or Arts degree in Environmental and Gender Studies from Trent University in Canada, and her Master of Science Degree in Climate Change Science and Policy from the University of Sussex in the UK. Her research interests are in the fields of human rights, environmental and climate justice, and gender, within the context of occupation and colonization.

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Baseless claims. Arab citizens of Israel are treated similarly to Jewish citizens. Citizens of the PA and Gaza are receiving the treatment that both Arab governments can give to their citizens. The fact that both entities, PA and Gaza, are quite poor in medical facilities and abilities is because they put their budget on other priorities. It’s their own problem. Yet Israel is helping both of them, by giving both some products she can and… Read more » “Israelis Have Taken To Spitting on Palestinians During Coronavirus” If Americans Knew Blog, “Spitting at someone is a universal insult. In Israel, however, spitting at Palestinians is an entirely different story. By Ramzy Baroud, reposted from Mint Press News EXCERPT: “Now that we know that the deadly coronavirus can be transmitted through saliva droplets, Israeli soldiers and illegal Jewish settlers are working extra hard to spit at as many Palestinians, their cars, doorknobs, and… Read more »