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Key Updates

  • First cases of COVID-19 confirmed in Gaza outside of quarantine centres, bringing the Strip into lockdown until 29 August
  • 135 confirmed cases in Gaza including and 3 deaths
  • 27,251 confirmed cases in the Occupied Palestinian Territories and 155 deaths
  • Southern governorate of Hebron has been hardest hit with at least 10,471 confirmed cases

Further Info

WHO situation report
MAP situation update
Palestinian Centre for Human Rights warns Gaza Strip on verge of real collapse due to coronavirus and ongoing Israeli closure
Head of International Committee of the Red Cross states Gaza is facing a critical “double crisis”
Palestine factions state that Israel is responsible for Palestinian lives amid Gaza virus outbreak
Gaza Strip records 54 new cases
Episode 1 of Mondoweiss’ 5-part series on Covid-19 in Palestine: Refugee Camps At Risk

Take Action

Israel’s blockade on Gaza will have catastrophic effects on the spread and fatality of coronavirus within the besieged strip. We must urge the UK to use its diplomatic power to put end to this, so that Palestinians can gain access to the healthcare they need during this crisis. Write to your MP today.