The Israeli Palestinian Conflict

What is the true reason for the shortcomings of the medical system in the Gaza Strip?

The Hamas movement is accompanying its fight against COVID-19 with a campaign of blaming and threatening Israel. At the core of the campaign is blame for Israel for [allegedly] destroying the medical system in the Gaza Strip, preventing it from effectively coping with the virus and endangering the lives of the two million people living in Gaza. Senior Hamas figures, among them Yahya al-Sinwar, head of the Hamas political bureau in the Gaza Strip, threatened that if a shortage of ventilators and other medical equipment develops, Hamas will use force against Israel and "make six million Israeli settlers [sic] stop breathing."
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In the shadow of the COVID-19 crisis: the first significant terrorist attack in the Palestinian Authority (PA) and a threat to renew IED balloon launchings from the Gaza Strip

Since the outbreak of COVID-19 Judea and Samaria have been relatively quiet, with the exception of the stones and Molotov cocktails thrown at Israeli vehicles. The Gaza Strip has also been relatively quiet, with the suspension of the return marches and Hamas' focusing on fighting the virus. However, the PA's fight against the virus has been accompanied by a smear campaign against Israel. In the Gaza Strip fighting the virus has been accompanied by a Hamas blame campaign and threats.
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The fight against the spread of COVID-19 in the Palestinian refugee camps in Lebanon

On February 1, 2020, the first case of COVID-19 infection was detected in Lebanon. On March 10, 2020, the first COVID-19 patient died. So far (updated to April 10, 2020), a total of 582 people have been infected in Lebanon, 29 of them severely. A total of 19 people have died of COVID-19 and 67 recovered. There were no reports of patients among the Palestinians living in the refugee camps. However, it should be taken into account that there may be such cases which were not detected.
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News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (April 7 – 21, 2020)

The Gaza Strip, Judea and Samaria have been relatively quiet because of the COVID-19 crisis. In interviews for Palestinian Prisoners Day senior Hamas figures continue sending signals to Israel about their readiness to hold negotiations for an exchange of prisoners. The PA and Hamas are focusing most of their attention on the COVID-19 crisis. In the meantime the PA continues its smear campaign, accusing Israel of [allegedly deliberately] spreading COVID-19 to attack the national strength and health of the Palestinians.
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COVID-19-triggered prisoner exchange deal: Opportunities, challenges, and policy recommendations

The discourse on a prisoners exchange deal between Israel and Hamas is gradually gaining momentum and reflects a unique window of opportunity and a short-term meeting of interests that should be utilized quickly and efficiently.
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The Fight Against COVID-19 in the Palestinian Authority (Updated to April 19, 2020)

According to reports from the Palestinian Authority (PA), this past week the number of COVID-19 cases rose to 309 (259 last week). That is a relatively moderate increase in the number of cases and apparently so far the spread of the virus is under control.
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