Hamas

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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The fight against COVID-19 in the Gaza Strip (updated to March 31, 2020)

The ministry of health in the Gaza Strip announced another case of COVID-19 among the people quarantined in the Gaza Strip. This brings the number of COVID-19 patients in the Gaza Strip to 10, all in stable condition. According to the ministry’s statement, the newly identified patient arrived from the Rafah crossing.
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News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (March 25 – 31, 2020)

While Hamas has focused most of its attention on trying to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in the Gaza Strip, this past week a rocket was fired into Israeli territory. The mass return march which was supposed to be held in the Gaza Strip on March 30, 2020, to mark Land Day and the second anniversary of the return marches, was cancelled because of the COVID-19 crisis. So far 107 Palestinians have tested positive for COVID-19 in the PA (as of March 31, 2020), with 10 in the Gaza Strip.
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