Posts Tagged ‘Palestinians’

Palestinians report second coronavirus death in West Bank, 266 infected

The Palestinian Authority on Friday announced the second death from the coronavirus in the West Bank and three more confirmed cases, bringing the total number there and in the Gaza Strip to 266. PA government spokesman Ibrahim Milhem said that the 55-year-old man died in the Hugo Chavez hospital in Turmus Aya, north of Ramallah, […]

Israel is responsible for Palestinians’ right to health

Maureen Clare Murphy Rights and Accountability 7 April 2020 Israel has repeatedly attacked Palestinian medics, who are now responding to the coronavirus pandemic. Ashraf Amra APA images UN officials are gently nudging Israel to do more for Palestinians as they attempt to halt the spread of the coronavirus. Nickolay Mladenov, the UN’s Middle East peace […]

Israel’s real coronavirus test lies in freeing Palestinians from its grip

It is impossible to know how strong or weak a house is until it is hit by a storm — whether its foundations are stable, its infrastructure is capable, or its roof is properly sealed. All of these are now being put to the test as the coronavirus storm hits our shores and gains traction […]

Settler violence against Palestinians spikes with COVID-19 pandemic, UN says

West Bank UN: Settler violence against Palestinians has increased during COVID-19 JPost 4 Apr by Tovah Lazaroff — Settler and Jewish extremist violence against West Bank Palestinians has spiked by 78% during the last two weeks of the COVID-19 pandemic when compared to the rest of this year, the United Nations has reported. Between March 17 and […]

Palestinians brace for influx of workers as COVID-19 cases continue to rise

The Latest: 193 Palestinians so far have tested positive for the coronavirus; 12 live in Gaza and 181 live in the West Bank 1 Palestinian has died from COVID-10 related causes 8,600 Palestinians have been tested for the coronavirus 7,428 Israelis have tested positive for the coronavirus 40 Israelis have died from COVID-19 related causes […]

‘We have nobody but ourselves’: Palestinians in Israel unite to combat coronavirus

Like many communities around the world, Palestinian citizens of Israel didn’t take the new coronavirus outbreak seriously in its early days. They carried on with their lives, mostly in denial — perhaps because of the slap in the face that was U.S. President Donald Trump’s “Deal of the Century,” which now seems like a relic […]

Gantz will block annexation, Palestinians are at last a ‘player’ — J Street sees upside in Israeli politics

The Israel lobby group J Street had a webinar today in which its leaders declared two silver linings from the stunning elevation of Netanyahu yesterday that ends a year of political stalemate: 1, Benny Gantz may have betrayed the Israeli center that wanted to dethrone Netanyahu, but as Netanyahu’s partner he will prevent the Israeli […]

Palestinians with graduate degrees struggle to make ends meet in Gaza

Mohammed Abu Rukba was a rising academic at a local university. A prolific educator, he has authored more than 70 articles and four books, including one that is still taught in classrooms across Gaza. Yet for the last three years Abu Rukba has not lectured or taught. He told me in January every morning he […]

Palestinians report first coronavirus death in the West Bank

The first Palestinian has died from the novel coronavirus in the occupied West Bank, officials announced on Wednesday. The victim was identified as a woman in her 60’s from the Biddu village, north of Jerusalem in the central West Bank. She died only one day after she tested positive for the virus, according to the […]

Palestinians are good enough to save Jews’ lives in Israel, but not to be in their government

Off topic, but well worth reading: “Right Wing Trolls systematically Defame supporters of Palestinian Human Rights, but Now They’re Losing in Court” Middle East Monitor, March 17,2020, by Nasim Ahmed “Libelling human rights activists who expose the brutal reality of Israel’s seemingly never-ending military occupation of Palestine has been the standard modus operandi of […]

Even as Palestinians battle pandemic, they are tormented by occupation

West Bank In 2 weeks, Israeli forces kill Palestinian, injure 200, detain 100, demolish 16 structures, displace 35 people, bulldoze road JERUSALEM, Saturday, March 21, 2020 (WAFA) – In the weeks between 3 and 16 March, and as the Palestinians were battling to stop the spread of the deadly coronavirus disease in their vulnerable territory, […]

Israel didn’t publish coronavirus guidance in Arabic — so Palestinians stepped in

Up until a week ago, the official website, Facebook page, and messenger group of Israel’s Health Ministry barely contained a single word in Arabic on the outbreak of the novel coronavirus across the country. MK Sami Abu Shehadeh (Joint List) sent a letter to Health Minister Yaakov Litzman on March 8, demanding that all information […]

The Coronavirus Outbreak is Revealing the Appalling Conditions Faced by Palestinians in Israeli Prisons

Ramallah, West Bank — Palestinian political prisoner Muwaffaq Arouq, 77, is now in critical condition. He has lost weight, has a fever and can only eat through a feeding tube inserted into his abdomen, according to the Committee of Prisoners and Former Prisoners’ Affairs. Doctors discovered Arouq had cancer in July, but the Israeli Prison Service […]

‘The situation is horrific’: Palestinians face coronavirus crisis at West Bank checkpoints

Every morning, thousands of West Bank Palestinian workers commute to their workplaces in Israeli and Palestinian towns beyond the Green Line via Israeli military checkpoints. Workers, who have to obtain military permits to cross, usually lineup in crowded, narrow metal-barred lanes at Israeli checkpoints before dawn. Due to the coronavirus spread, Palestinians are highly concerned […]

‘A hotbed for fake news’: How Palestinians are fighting coronavirus misinformation

The World Health Organization declared the new coronavirus a pandemic last Thursday. But in addition to combating the spread of the disease, health practitioners and governments are also battling an alarming spread of misinformation. “We’re fighting an infodemic,” declared WHO Director General Dr. Adhanom Ghebreyesus. This was the case in the occupied Palestinian territories over […]

How Their Brains Function– ‘Should the Israelites Drive Out the Palestinians From the Promised Land as instructed by the Torah?’

How Their Brains Function– ‘Should the Israelites Drive Out the Palestinians From the Promised Land as instructed by the Torah?’   Source Article from Hits: 15

Netanyahu says ‘all humanity is in same boat’ fighting virus – except Palestinians

The global Coronavirus epidemic is bringing about radical measures from various countries. Israel has 157 infection cases counted at the time of writing. The epidemic, which is unprecedented in the history of the state, also caught Israel at a time of a protracted political impasse. The failure to form a government has so far resulted […]

Palestinians were a security risk. Now we’re a health hazard, too

The brand-new Sabat Mall, which opened only a few months ago on one of Bethlehem’s main thoroughfares, lies completely empty. Although most of the mall’s shops are shuttered, George’s supermarket — which was supposed to have its opening last week — is open for all who wish to buy groceries. And yet, hardly anyone is […]

‘NY Times’ says Netanyahu is ‘appealing to racists,’ but continues to discount Palestinians “Ex-general likens Israel to Nazi Germany” “Israel could end up like Nazi Germany”, Middle East Monitor, Oct. 4/2019 “Former Israeli army General, yesterday, Yair Golan compared Israel’s right-wing politicians to the Nazis. “In an interview with Radio Darom, the newly elected member of the Knesset, representing the Democratic Union alliance, said: ‘I’m reminding people […]

Israeli soldiers kill a teen, injure 112 unarmed Palestinians

Mohammad Abdul-Karim Hamayel, 15, shot in the head by an Israeli sniper while taking part in an unarmed demonstration on Palestinian land. Israeli snipers fatally shot a 15-year-old in the head with an expanding bullet, shot a 17-year-old in the head with a steel bullet (he remains in critical condition), shot a TV journalist in […]

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