General Information

The Fight Against COVID-19 in the Gaza Strip (Updated to May 24, 2020)

This past week 35 new cases of COVID-19 were diagnosed in the Gaza Strip, all of them Gazans returning through the Rafah Crossing. The total number of COVID-19 cases in the Gaza Strip now stands at 55, 39 of them active. This past week the first COVID-19 death was recorded in Gaza, a woman in her 70s.
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News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (May 13-19, 2020)

While the Gaza Strip is relatively quiet, in Judea and Samaria there has recently been a rise in the number of popular terrorism attacks and attempted attacks. The most notable event was the vehicular attack in southern Mt. Hebron, where an IDF soldier was seriously injured. The 72nd Nakba Day events in Judea and Samaria were overshadowed by the COVID-19 crisis. There were local demonstrations but with poor attendance. Most of the events took place In the social media, with relatively little activity. Mahmoud Abbas and other senior Palestinian figures repeatedly threatened that the Palestinian Authority (PA) would exit all its agreements with Israel if Israel announced the annexation of parts of the "occupied territories."
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The Fight Against COVID-19 in the Palestinian Authority (Updated to May 18, 2020)

The spread of COVID-19 throughout the PA continues to decline. At present, there are still COVID-19 patients in two regions in the PA: the Hebron District (30 active cases) and the Arab towns and villages surrounding Jerusalem (eight active cases). The Palestinian government is considering tightening preventive measures during the Eid al-Fitr holiday (which begins on the evening of May 23).
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News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (May 6-12, 2020)

The spread of COVID-19 in Judea, Samaria and the Gaza Strip is moderate and under control. In northwestern Samaria an IDF soldier was killed when a rock was thrown from the roof of a house during detentions of Palestinians suspected of terrorist activity. Following an Israeli order banning banking services for the families of shaheeds and Palestinian terrorist prisoners in Israeli jails, a number of Palestinian and Arab banks closed or froze the families' accounts.
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The Fight Against COVID-19 in the Palestinian Authority (PA) (Updated to May 10, 2020)

The spread of COVID-19 in Judea and Samaria is trending downward. In the neighborhoods of east Jerusalem the number of reported active cases is also trending upwards (104 cases as of May 10, 2020, according to PA reports). In view of the encouraging statistics regarding the incidence of the disease, PA Prime Minister Muhammad Shtayyeh declared the lifting of some preventive measures in Judea and Samaria.
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News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (April 28 – May 5, 2020)

The spread of COVID-19 in Judea, Samaria and the Gaza Strip has been moderate and is currently still under the control of the Palestinian Authority (PA) and Hamas. This past week events focused on the stabbing attack carried out near a shopping mall in Kfar Sava, in which a woman was slightly wounded. In the political arena, the PA began diplomatic and media activity after reports that the future new Israeli government intends to annex parts of Judea and Samaria.
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