News & Analysis

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.

about 1 week ago
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.

about 1 week ago
Commemorating Land Day amid lockdown in Palestine News & Analysis
Yara Hawwari, Aljazeera

Commemorating Land Day amid lockdown in Palestine

Today is Land Day, but the usual marches planned across Palestine are on hold because of the Covid-19 pandemic. But, being on lockdown is nothing new for Palestinians. "Indeed, Palestinians in the West Bank are confined to what amounts to bantustans..."

about 1 week ago
Israeli settlers storm West Bank village, beat residents with sticks and sharp objects News & Analysis
Shatha Hammad, Middle East Eye

Israeli settlers storm West Bank village, beat residents with sticks and sharp objects

Palestinians are trying to stay safe from the coronavirus, but they're not safe from Israeli settler violence. Israeli settlers stormed a Palestinian village in the occupied West Bank and injured several residents, resulting in the skull fracture of a middle aged man.

about 2 weeks ago
The Gaza Strip Has Been Under Siege for Years. Covid-19 Could Be Catastrophic. News & Analysis
Neve Gordon, The Nation

The Gaza Strip Has Been Under Siege for Years. Covid-19 Could Be Catastrophic.

The intensity of Palestinian suffering in Gaza will not be due to natural causes, but because the Israeli military siege has put the people of Gaza at an immense disadvantage in all three categories that are considered vital for combating the virus’s dissemination: health services, social determinants of health, and physical distancing.

about 2 weeks ago
How a Palestinian shoemaker started the West Bank’s only mask factory overnight News & Analysis
Suha Arraf, +972 Magazine

How a Palestinian shoemaker started the West Bank’s only mask factory overnight

Amjad Zaghir turned his shoe factory in occupied Hebron into a mask factory soon after Covid-19 began to spread in the region. Now, he's the only mask manufacturer in the occupied West Bank.

about 2 weeks ago
‘They dumped him like trash’: Palestinian with suspected coronavirus symptoms thrown out of Israel News & Analysis
Akram Al-Waara, Middle East Eye

‘They dumped him like trash’: Palestinian with suspected coronavirus symptoms thrown out of Israel

A Palestinian worker in Israel expressed he may have symptoms of coronavirus. Israel tested him, then without giving him his results, picked him up and left him on the other side of a checkpoint leading to the occupied West Bank.

about 2 weeks ago
Israel’s caging of Gaza is a recipe for coronavirus disaster News & Analysis
Jehad Abusalim, +972 Magazine

Israel’s caging of Gaza is a recipe for coronavirus disaster

"The threat of COVID-19 looming over Gaza is perhaps a last opportunity to say what many refuse to hear: Gaza’s problem is not a lack of humanitarian aid, as urgent as it may be. It is territorial, demographic, and political."

about 2 weeks ago
Dispatch from Bethlehem: A glimmer of hope after two weeks under lockdown Op-Eds & Analysis
Yumna Patel, Mondoweiss

Dispatch from Bethlehem: A glimmer of hope after two weeks under lockdown

Dispatches from occupied Bethlehem, the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak in Palestine. "Videos of smiling patients waving their hands as they left the hotel were circulated around social media...restoring a sense of hope in the city."

about 2 weeks ago