The Fight Against COVID-19 in the Gaza Strip (Updated to June 21, 2020)

This past week no new cases of COVID-19 were reported in the Gaza Strip. Despite the small number of cases, the head of the W.H.O. regional office in Gaza has reiterated his warning that the internal spread of the virus is only a matter of time. The lifting of restrictions continues, accompanied by the implementation of preventive measures and warnings against public complacency. The heads of the public health system continue complaining about the shortage of medical resources.

The Fight Against COVID-19 in the Palestinian Authority (PA) (Updated to June 14, 2020)

So far the PA's fight against COVID-19 has been successful and there has been no significant spread of the disease. However, given the upward trend of the infection in various districts, their governors have declared pinpointed preventive measures for short periods of time.

The Fight Against the Spread of COVID-19 in the Gaza Strip (Updated to June 14, 2020)

Last week two more cases of COVID-19 were detected in the Gaza Strip. The number remains low and Hamas' handling of preventing the spread of the disease has so far been successful. Given the situation, the easing of restrictions has been trending upwards, while preventive measures are still strictly enforced.

The Nujaba Movement, an Iraqi Shi’ite militia handled by the Iranian Qods Force, carried out a display of propaganda in the Gaza Strip aimed at glorifying Iran

The Nujaba Movement (Movement of the Noble Ones), an Iraqi Shi'ite militia handled by the Iranian Qods Force, recently carried out a display of propaganda in the Gaza Strip. Its objective was to glorify Iran and Iranian support for the Palestinians and the "resistance axis."

Exchange of clarifications between the ICC and the Palestinian Authority following Mahmoud Abbas’s statement on the PA considering itself absolved from all agreements and understandings

On June 5, 2020, the Palestinian Authority provided its observations on the International Criminal Court’s request with respect to Mahmoud Abbas’s statement that the PA is absolved from any agreements or understandings with the American and Israeli governments. The Palestinian Authority’s position is that the statement does not have any bearing whatsoever on the judicial issue awaiting the decision of the Pre-Trial Chamber nor did it have any intention to do so. The PA also notes that Mahmoud Abbas’s statement was not made as part of the formal procedures of the court.

Israel, Jews and Peace in Palestinian Authority Schoolbooks and Teachers’ Guides

This document is aimed at summarizing the contents of the Palestinian Authority's schoolbooks and teachers' guides, as far as the conflict with Israel is concerned, from 2013 up to this day. It is based on the examination of close to 400 schoolbooks published between 2013-2020 and over a hundred of teachers' guides published mostly in 2018 (and see below a list of the Center's publications that deal with the findings of the examined Palestinian schoolbooks).

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