Tagged: Health

Guilt and Impunity: Gaza and COVID-19 News & Analysis
Judith Deutsch, CounterPunch

Guilt and Impunity: Gaza and COVID-19

"In order to treat patients with COVID-19, Gaza will need equipment that is prohibited by Israel from entering. There is an immediate need for some 150 ventilators."

on April 14, 2020
Virus Diary: Isolation and patience on a quiet Gaza farm News & Analysis
Fares Akram, AP

Virus Diary: Isolation and patience on a quiet Gaza farm

From the diary of an AP correspondent in occupied Gaza: "I haven’t spent more than a single night at my family’s farm on the northern edge of Gaza since...But the arrival of the coronavirus has upended our notions of danger and refuge."

on April 13, 2020
Coronavirus ‘extremely dangerous’ for Palestinian areas, UN envoy warns News & Analysis
Raphael Ahren, Times of Israel

Coronavirus ‘extremely dangerous’ for Palestinian areas, UN envoy warns

The Palestinian economy has been crumbling for decades as a result of 70+ years of Israeli military occupation. But the coronavirus closures are now adding another element of economic suffocation. Ending Israel's military occupation is the only way out.

on April 13, 2020
http://www.emro.who.int/pse/palestine-news/landing-page-for-covid19.html News & Analysis
World Health Organization

http://www.emro.who.int/pse/palestine-news/landing-page-for-covid19.html

According to the WHO there are only 217 adult ICU beds with access to ventilators in the occupied West and 87 in occupied Gaza, where 2 million Palestinians live under an Israeli-imposed blockade.

on April 13, 2020
Packed With Refugees, Palestinian Camps Face Grave Threat if Coronavirus Spreads News & Analysis
Reuters

Packed With Refugees, Palestinian Camps Face Grave Threat if Coronavirus Spreads

Over 2 million Palestinian refugees live in underfunded and crowded camps where it is nearly impossible to sustain WHO health guidelines thanks to Israel's occupation and refusal to allow Palestinians their right to return home.

on April 7, 2020
Norway pleads for more aid to help Palestinians tackle coronavirus News & Analysis
Gwladys Fouche, Reuters

Norway pleads for more aid to help Palestinians tackle coronavirus

Foreign Minister of Norway: “We need to work together to prevent this from being a bigger humanitarian and health disaster than we think it can be, especially in Gaza, but also in the West Bank."

on April 7, 2020
Democratic senators ask Pompeo to provide coronavirus aid to Palestinian territories News & Analysis
Zack Budryk, The Hill

Democratic senators ask Pompeo to provide coronavirus aid to Palestinian territories

Democratic senators including Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders wrote a letter to Mike Pompeo demanding Palestinians living under Israeli occupation in Gaza and the West Bank receive proper medical aid and funding to combat Covid-19.

on March 31, 2020
Palestinian labourers fear loss of income as well as coronavirus News & Analysis
Alex Lederman, Aljazeera

Palestinian labourers fear loss of income as well as coronavirus

Palestinian workers in Israel are being forced to choose between going home to their families in the occupied West Bank or keeping their work permits, jobs, and income.

on March 30, 2020
Coronavirus: Israeli settlers exploit lockdown to annex Palestinian land News & Analysis
Akram Al-Waara, Middle East Eye

Coronavirus: Israeli settlers exploit lockdown to annex Palestinian land

Jewish settlers live on stolen Palestinian land in the West Bank. They routinely destroy farmland, olive groves, and even attack Palestinian homes and schools. You'd think they would stop during the spread of the corona pandemic. But, no, they haven't.

on March 30, 2020
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