Palestinians in Gaza City on September 17, 2020. (Photo: Ashraf Amra/APA Images) Latest: 179,071 tested…
In the last week the total number of COVID-19 cases in Gaza have tripled, reaching 1,551 yesterday. The International Crisis Group warns that once Gaza reaches 280 new infections daily, “the number of people requiring treatment will exceed the capacity of local hospitals.”
Most of the Gaza Strip remains under lockdown for a second week as health officials scramble to rapidly increase testing while ordering Palestinians to their homes in attempt to slow the spread of the coronavirus.
An Israeli soldier’s knee to the neck of protester Khairy Hanoun, 65, as he tried to stop Israel from seizing Palestinian lands in West Bank Tuesday, surrounded by photographers, is being compared to the choking of George Floyd in int’l media.
Jared Kushner got a diplomatic coup today. But Israel remains committed to annexation of the West Bank, the Israeli press is reporting, notwithstanding the historic deal between the UAE and Israel to normalize relations.
This last week has seen Palestinian COVID-19 infections continue on a grim path, at least in the West Bank where there are more than 2,200 new cases.
Palestinians joined Muslims around the world in celebrating the Eid al-Adha holidays on Friday. Tens of thousands of Palestinians took to the Al-Aqsa mosque in occupied East Jerusalem for Eid prayers in the morning — with each worshiper required to wear a mask and bring their own prayer rug.
Israelis and Palestinians are now three weeks into a virulent second coronavirus wave and the higher rates of infection are leading to worries over governance, a plummeting economy, and nightly protests outside of the Israeli prime minister’s residence.