The Palestinian Authority (PA)

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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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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