The two-square-kilometers refugee camp is a home for 100,000 people and it is considered as one of the high densely populated areas in the world.Full Story
"The real weakness in the Palestinian battle against the spread of coronavirus is the occupation, settlements, checkpoints, and all its (Israeli) policies that attempt to thwart our efforts to protect our people," said Palestinian Prime Minister Mohammad Ishtaye in a press statement.Full Story
The existence and expansion of settlements further entrench the occupation and systematically erode the possibility of establishing a contiguous and viable Palestinian state, and fuel anger and resentment among the Palestinian population, he added.
The company has become the first and only business of its kind in Palestine, manufacturing between 7,000 to 9,000 masks a day.
Israel halted on Thursday all train services in the country because of the coronavirus spread, only keeping bus lines on a limited scale for essential workers.
Palestine recorded its first coronavirus-related death, and two more cases were confirmed, bringing the total to 64.
"Israel is in violation of its obligations under international law, the Geneva Conventions and human rights principles that demand Israel, as the occupying power, to take full and direct responsibility for the life and health of the prisoners."
"Intensifying settlement in the Jordan Valley area in the West Bank and the Dead Sea is part of the Israeli annexation plan and stealing the Palestinian land which all are part of the American Deal of the Century," said Erekat.
Palestinians jailed in Israel are protesting over the country's response to the coronavirus outbreak and their conditions.
Prolonged closure and isolation have contributed to the crippling of Gaza’s economy, with unemployment at 52 percent and poverty levels of over 50 percent.
112 Palestinians were also injured. Among them, 18 were hit by rubber bullets and 90 with tear gas.