Renewal of Israel-Palestinian Authority Civilian and Security Coordination

On November 17, 2020, Hussein al-Sheikh, a close associate of Mahmoud Abbas, announced that relations between the Palestinian Authority (PA) and Israel would return to the status quo ante, i.e., the renewal of civilian and security coordination with Israel before May 19, 2020 (when Mahmoud Abbas announced the cessation of coordination). During a television interview he called the renewal of relations a victory for the Palestinian people because Israel, he claimed, recognized agreements signed with the PLO, meaning that [the Trump] "deal of the century" was no longer on the agenda.

The Spread of Covid-19 in Judea and Samaria (Updated to November 23, 2020)

In the Gaza Strip the sharp rise in the number of active Covid-19 cases continues. The Hamas administration continues to combat the spread of the virus by increasing the severity of preventive measures and escalating punishments. Hamas spokesmen blame Israel for making it difficult to deliver medical equipment and drugs to the Gaza Strip. In Judea and Samaria as well the sharp rise in the number of active Covid-19 cases continues. Despite the sharp rise in coronavirus infection and the increasing severity of preventive measures, the mass violations of health orders continue.

More countries have recently declared all of Hezbollah a terrorist organization but some EU countries still refrain from doing so.

On March 1, 2019, Britain designated all of Hezbollah (i.e., both its military and political infrastructures) as a terrorist organization. Thus, Britain joined Israel, the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and the Netherlands. In the wake of Britain, a new wave of similar declarations began, with American encouragement, from European and Latin American countries.

Hezbollah expands its banking services due to US pressure on the Lebanese banking system

Hezbollah maintains an extensive network of social foundations in the Shiite community in Lebanon. These foundations deal with healthcare, education, finance, welfare, and communications. They also support Hezbollah’s military infrastructure and serve as a means of disseminating Hezbollah’s ideology and strengthening its position among the Shiite community and in the internal Lebanese arena.

Sharp rise of Covid-19 cases in Judea and Samaria increases risk of mutual Israeli Arab-Palestinian population infection

In Judea and Samaria cases of Covid-19 have recently spiked. According to the Palestinian ministry of health in Ramallah, the number of active cases currently stands at 4,897 (November 16, 2020). However, according to Mai al-Kayla, Palestinian Authority (PA) minister of health, the actual number is three times higher than what is reported in the media. The extent of infection in Judea and Samaria and the lack of the effective enforcement of public health guidelines increase the risk of the mutual infection between Israeli Arabs (whose rate of infection is relatively higher than other sectors of the Israeli population) and the Palestinian population.

The Spread of Covid-19 in Gaza Strip,Judea and Samaria (Updated to November 16, 2020)

In the Gaza Strip the sharp rise in the number of active Covid-19 cases continues. In Judea and Samaria the sharp rise in the number of active Covid-19 cases continues. According to Mai al-Kayla, PA minister of health, the actual number of Covid-19 cases in the Palestinian Authority (PA) territories is three times greater than what is reported by the media. That supports Israel's assessments that the extent of infection and mortality in Judea and Samaria is larger than the reports

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