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.
This week the Palestinian Authority ordered nighttime and weekend curfews across the West Bank to slow the spread of the second wave of the coronavirus that is proving far more extensive and fatal that the first outbreak that began in March.
In one of the worst days since the coronavirus pandemic hit Palestine back in March, the Ministry Health recorded five deaths and at least 316 new cases in the occupied West Bank on Friday, July 10th.
Over the last week cases of COVID-19 have surged in Israel and the West Bank, prompting both governments to resume lock down measures in efforts to curb the second wave.
The last week saw a surge in COVID-19 cases in the West Bank, predominately in the Hebron area around the West Bank largest and most populous city.
Palestinian students attend their final classes before graduation following the reopening of the Palestine Technical…
With the state of emergency lifted across the West Bank and Gaza, the coronavirus pandemic appears to be winding into a new phase, one of social distancing but inevitable crowds as shops and mosques reopen.