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Key Updates

  • 162,322 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) and 1,663 deaths
  • 118,578 confirmed cases in the West Bank, including 18,321 in East Jerusalem
  • 43,744 confirmed cases in Gaza, including 409 deaths
  • Due to a sharp rise in the number of new coronavirus cases, on 17 December the Palestinian Authority announced additional measures across the West Bank to slow the spread of the virus
  • A night curfew, as well as a weekend lockdown, is in place until 17 January

Further Info

WHO situation report
OCHA situation report
MAP situation update
Palestinians wait for vaccines as Israel lauds immunisation drive
Israel rebuffs WHO vaccine request for Palestinian medics, amid outcry over disparity
“Medical Apartheid”: Israeli Vaccine Drive Excludes Millions of Palestinians in Occupied Territories
Covid-19: Ten Palestinians die in 24 hours as Gaza reaches ‘dangerous stage’ in pandemic
Palestinians left waiting as Israel rolls out Covid-19 vaccine jab
Palestinians scramble for COVID-19 vaccines as Israel prepares rollout


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.