The Palestinian Authority (PA) Deals with COVID-19 (Overview updated to March 29, 2020)

COVID-19 continues spreading throughout Judea and Samaria. A spokesman for the PA government announced that seven additional cases were reported on March 29, two women from the village of Qibiya and five members of a family in the village of Qatanna (northwest of Jerusalem).

The Spread of Coronavirus in the Gaza Strip (Updated to March 29, 2020)

The number of coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in the Gaza Strip has reached nine. The source was two Palestinians who arrived from Pakistan and subsequently infected seven security operatives. The ministry of health in the Gaza Strip claims that so far no case of COVID-19 infection has been detected inside the Gaza Strip. The World Health Organization (WHO) reported that there are 64 ventilators in the Gaza Strip and that 50-100 more are needed for dealing with an outbreak of the disease.

The Palestinian Authority and Hamas Blame Israel for the Spread of Coronavirus (Updated to March 26, 2020)

Since the beginning of the coronavirus crisis the Palestinian Authority (PA) and Hamas have been particularly worried about the spread of the virus from Israel (despite the fact that the first cases of the coronavirus, and some later ones, came from people who arrived in the PA territories from abroad, not from Israel).

Initial Assessment of the impact of the COVID-19 Crisis on Iran’s Regional Activities

The COVID-19 (Coronavirus) crisis finds Iran is one of the toughest points in its modern history. The withdrawal of the United States from the nuclear agreement (the JCPOA) and re-imposition of economic sanctions exacerbated the economic troubles the country is facing, pushing Iran’s economy to an unprecedented crisis.

The Palestinians and the Spread of Coronavirus

Another Palestinian was found to have coronavirus, a woman who returned from the United States. The number of Palestinians coronavirus patients has risen to 60, 58 in Judea and Samaria and two in the Gaza Strip (no change). So far 17 Palestinians have been discharged from hospitals.

The Association for the Revival of Resistance Legacy: A Hezbollah foundation intended to inculcate jihad and the shaheed culture within Shiite society in Lebanon

An important component in building the so-called resistance society is the inculcation of the values of jihad and shahada (heroic death for the sake of Allah) among the Shiite population in general and the younger generation in particular. An examination of Hezbollah’s civilian institutions revealed that they are also engaged in cultivating the shaheed culture, each in its own way and according to its field of specialization (education, culture, art, youth organizations, etc.).

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