Working here in the West Bank, every day I see how the pandemic is compounding the devastating effects of the Israeli occupation on Palestinian communities.
Already weakened by Israel’s blockades and trade restrictions, the Palestinian economy has come to a standstill. Families are struggling to make ends meet and children are hungry. Starved for resources, the government has little to offer in terms of financial and humanitarian relief. All this while Israel demolishes clinics and blocks access to COVID-19 test kits.
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