Tagged: Health

West Bank Poverty May Double Over Pandemic: World Bank News & Analysis
Aljazeera

West Bank Poverty May Double Over Pandemic: World Bank

Israel controls all aspects of the Palestinian economy, what can and cannot be imported/exported, what taxes are levied, and the mobility of Palestinian workers. Now, the pandemic is adding another layer of restrictions.

about 3 days ago
In light of COVID-19 crisis, UN officials call for immediate release of all children in detention… News & Analysis
UNICEF

In light of COVID-19 crisis, UN officials call for immediate release of all children in detention…

The UN to Israel: "The best way to uphold the rights of detained children amidst a dangerous pandemic, in any country, is to release them from detention and to put a moratorium on new admissions into detention facilities."

about 3 weeks ago
MASK-ER-AID News & Analysis
Uprising Theater

MASK-ER-AID

Uprising Theater, a Palestinian American org dedicated to providing a platform to marginalized communities is now working to ensure people working on the front lines and underserved communities receive the protective equipment they need to stay safe.

on May 5, 2020
Coronavirus a gift to Israeli colonization News & Analysis
Maureen Clare Murphy, Electronic Intifada

Coronavirus a gift to Israeli colonization

From exporting surveillance technology to pushing forward plans to illegally annex Palestinian land in the West Bank, Israel is exploiting the coronavirus crisis to expand it's apartheid regime.

on April 27, 2020
A clothing factory in Gaza is now making 100,000 face masks a day — and they all go to Israel News & Analysis
Dylan Barth, Business Insider

A clothing factory in Gaza is now making 100,000 face masks a day — and they all go to Israel

Palestinians in this factory in Gaza are producing 100,000 medical masks a day to confront the pandemic. All the masks are going to Israel, all the while Israel continues it's blockade on Gaza, refusing Palestinians access to urgent medical supplies.

on April 22, 2020
Netanyahu Turns to Arab Doctors to Fight the Virus News & Analysis
Mehul Srivastava, OZY

Netanyahu Turns to Arab Doctors to Fight the Virus

Israel is relying on Palestinian health care workers to fight the pandemic while continuing to underfund and neglect their access to clinics and hospitals. "Israel has a way of celebrating good Arab doctors while discriminating against other Arabs."

on April 21, 2020
Coronavirus response stirs Jerusalem sovereignty struggle News & Analysis
Majeda el-Batsh, AFP

Coronavirus response stirs Jerusalem sovereignty struggle

In the last two weeks Israeli soldiers have 1) arrested the Palestinian governor of Jerusalem after raiding his home and 2) closed down a covid-19 testing clinic operating in a Palestinian neighborhood in occupied East Jerusalem.

on April 20, 2020
Palestinians In The West Bank Improvise Checkpoints To Help Fight Coronavirus News & Analysis
Daniel Estrin, NPR

Palestinians In The West Bank Improvise Checkpoints To Help Fight Coronavirus

In the absence of clear political leadership and with Israeli soldiers raiding their cities, Palestinians have set up their own committees and safety measures to organize against the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.

on April 20, 2020
Israel Doesn’t Oversee Palestinian Workers’ Health Amid Coronavirus News & Analysis
Hagar Shezaf, Haaretz

Israel Doesn’t Oversee Palestinian Workers’ Health Amid Coronavirus

20,000 Palestinian workers are currently in Israel working in 'essential' jobs. Many are at high risk of infection and yet Israel is refusing to provide them access to proper health care and sanitary living conditions.

on April 20, 2020
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