A Palestinian security guard takes the temperature of a visitor outside a mall in Gaza City on September 21, 2020. (Photo: Mahmoud Ajjour/APA Images)

The Palestinian Minister of Health Mai al-Kalia told the Voice of Palestine radio on Tuesday that Israel “obstructed” the entry of 100,000 COVID-19 testing swabs that were destined for the West Bank. As a result, the Ministry will only have enough swabs to last them for three days, after which time the West Bank would run out.