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Permits for Gaza’s sickest patients to receive treatment in Israel and the West Bank ended abruptly on May 19 when Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas announced an end to coordination with Israel. Since then two infants have died in the Gaza Strip awaiting permits for medical treatment in Israel, a tragedy that Palestinians anxiously fear could expand in the coming weeks.

Painting commemorating the Madaline Jabara, a 20-year-old Palestinian women who died in a suspected case of femicide. (Image: Twitter)

Madeline Jabara, 20, is the latest Palestinian woman to be killed in a suspected case of femicide, allegedly beaten to death by her father after calling her mother to wish her a happy Eid holiday. “There is no free country without free women,” writes Asil Shatilla.

Tamam Abusalama remembers leaving the Gaza Strip for the first time ten years ago. The driver made a point to take her and her mother through Beit Jirja, their original village, on the way to Jerusalem. Nothing was left of the village. Just agricultural fields.

Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda, portrait at the International Criminal Court

This May 31 marks 10 years since Israeli commandos attacked the Gaza Humanitarian Flotilla in international waters and killed 10 people. Norman Finkelstein, one of the world’s most effective critics of Israel, is observing the occasion with a persuasive indictment of Fatou Bensouda, the chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague, for refusing to take legal action over Israel’s lethal attack on the Mavi Marmara, the Flotilla’s flagship.

A Palestinian worker disinfects streets of the Al-Shati' refugee camp as a preventive measure amid fears of the spread of COVID-19, in Gaza City on March 16, 2020. (Photo: Ashraf Amra/APA Images)

Hamza Abu Al-Tarabeesh’s fear of the coronavirus is based on his late grandfather’s death during a Tuberculosis epidemic in Gaza’s refugee camps during the mid-1960s. “I have no idea what the future holds for the refugee camps in Gaza,” Abu Al-Tarabeesh writes, “but I do know when it comes to infectious diseases and viruses, the past has been alarming.”