The Israeli Palestinian Conflict

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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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.
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News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (November 11 – 17, 2020)

In the Gaza Strip, Judea and Samaria the number of Covid-19 cases continues to rise. On November 15, 2020, two rockets were fired from the Gaza Strip. Sirens were sounded in the southern Israeli city of Ashdod and along the coastal plain. In Judea and Samaria no significant terrorist attacks were carried out this past week. In Gaza a ceremony was held to mark the anniversaries of the deaths of Bahaa Abu al-Atta and Iyad Sawalha, both senior Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) terrorist operatives
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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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News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (November 4 – 10, 2020)

In the Gaza Strip the number of Covid-19 cases continues to spike, with 3,013 active cases as of November 10, 2020. The Gaza Strip was relatively quiet this past week. In Judea and Samaria there were two terrorist attacks this past week. In the Palestinian Authority the results of the American general election were received with a sense of relief. On November 10, 2020, Saeb Erekat, senior Fatah figure and secretary of the PLO's Executive Committee, died in Hadassah Ein Kerem Hospital in Jerusalem of Covid-19 complications.
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The Spread of Covid-19 in Gaza Strip, Judea and Samaria (Updated to November 9, 2020)

The situation in the Gaza Strip: This past week the sharp rise in the number of active Covid-19 cases in the Gaza Strip continued with 1,738 new cases (approximately 250 new cases per day). As of November 9, 2020, the number stood at 3,014, up from 2,549 last week. The situation in Judea and Samaria: This past week the number of active Covid-19 cases in Judea and Samaria rose again, with 2,358 new cases. As of November 8, 2020, there were 4,281 active cases, down from 4,315 a week ago. The number of deaths stands at 477, up from 455 a week ago. Weddings remain one of the main venues for spreading the virus.
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