Hamas

COVID-19-triggered prisoner exchange deal: Opportunities, challenges, and policy recommendations

The discourse on a prisoners exchange deal between Israel and Hamas is gradually gaining momentum and reflects a unique window of opportunity and a short-term meeting of interests that should be utilized quickly and efficiently.
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The fight against COVID-19 in the Gaza Strip (updated to April 19, 2020)

According to reports from the Health Ministry in the Gaza Strip, the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases over the past week remains unchanged. To date, 13 patients have been identified in the Gaza Strip, who arrived through the Rafah Crossing. Nine of them have already recovered, the rest are mild cases and have been admitted to a hospital at the Rafah Crossing.
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The Fight against COVID-19 in the Gaza Strip (Updated to April 12, 2020)

The main developments in Hamas' fight against the spread of COVID-19 in the Gaza Strip
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News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (April 1 – 6, 2020)

The Gaza Strip, Judea and Samaria were relatively quiet, with the exception of the "routine" throwing of stones and Molotov cocktails at Israeli vehicles on the roads (although there were fewer such attacks this past week). Most of the attention of the Palestinian Authority (PA) and Hamas was centered on dealing with COVID-19.
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The Palestinian Authority and Hamas Fight COVID-19: the First Month Overview and Initial Insights

The objective of this study is to present an overview and initial insights regarding the preventive measures taken by the Palestinian Authority (PA) and Hamas to check the spread of COVID-19 during the first month of its outbreak. It examines the spread of contagion, the behavior of the PA and Hamas, and the potential threats for Israel if the disease spreads unchecked. This overview and insights are based on methodical observations carried out by ITIC researchers once the first cases of COVID-19 were discovered in Judea, Samaria and in the Gaza Strip.
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Hamas’s fight against COVID-19 in the Gaza Strip (updated to April 5, 2020)

On March 31, 2020, two new COVID-19 cases were identified among people returning from Egypt to the Gaza Strip through the Rafah crossing. They were quarantined. This brings the number of patients in the Gaza Strip to 12. According to the spokesman for the Health Ministry in the Gaza Strip, five patients have already recovered and the condition of the rest is “stable and encouraging” (Al-Ra’i News Agency, April 4, 2020).
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