The Israeli Palestinian Conflict

The Fight Against COVID-19 in the Palestinian Authority (Updated to May 4, 2020)

According to reports from the Palestinian Authority (PA), the number of cases of COVID-19 in Judea and Samaria continues increasing at a moderate rate, with 336 reported cases, up from 309 from last week. The rate of spread in the east Jerusalem neighborhoods has also slowed. The return of about 48,000 Palestinian workers to Israel began on May 3, 2020, most of them construction workers.
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The Fight Against the Spread of COVID-19 in the Gaza Strip (Updated to May 3, 2020)

Despite the low number of Gazans who have tested positive for the disease, sources in the Hamas administration have expressed concern that there may yet be a mass outbreak of the disease. They have warned the local population not to become complacent.
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News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (April 22 – 27, 2020)

This past week events focused on the combined vehicular-stabbing attack at a roadblock southeast of Jerusalem and on the continuing threats (so far not carried out) from the Gaza Strip to renew the launching of IED and incendiary balloons. Apparently the spread of coronavirus in Judea, Samaria and the Gaza Strip is still under control. In March 2020 the Israeli security forces exposed a Hamas network whose operatives were planning terrorist attacks in Jerusalem and the Ramallah region.
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The fight against COVID-19 in the Gaza Strip (updated to April 26, 2020)

According to reports from the Hamas Health Ministry in the Gaza Strip, the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases over the past week rose from 13 to 17. Two sick Palestinians were identified at the Rafah Crossing and sent to isolation. Ten patients have recovered and seven are still in isolation. Up to now, Hamas’s handling of the spread of the virus is (still) under control.
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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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