Studies

The Spread of Covid-19 in Judea and Samaria (Updated to November 30, 2020)

In the Gaza Strip the sharp rise in the number of active Covid-19 cases continues, standing at 9,226, up from 6,004 a week ago. Hamas administration spokesmen continue blaming Israel the Gaza Strip's medical crisis. In Judea and Samaria as well the sharp rise in the number of active Covid-19 cases continues. At the end of last week a full lockdown was imposed on the Palestinian Authority (PA) territories, but apparently it was enforced only in the large cities.
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The Palestinian Authority is looking for creative ways to continue transferring payments to terrorist prisoners and to families of shaheeds, circumventing Israeli opposition

On November 17, 2020, Hussein al-Sheikh, head of the PA General Authority of Civil Affairs and member of Fatah's Central Committee, as well as a close associate of Mahmoud Abbas, announced the resumption of ties between the PA and Israel in their previous format. From the PA’s perspective, one of the key issues in the resumption of ties with Israel is the renewal of the transfer of the tax revenue funds that Israel collects for the Palestinian Authority.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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