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Palestinian prisoners on hunger strike against negligence amid Coronavirus threat

Israeli prison authorities have failed to provide Palestinian prisoners adequate access to medical services, testing, protective gear and other essential sanitary items crucial to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus in overcrowded Israeli prisons

PA governor of Jerusalem arrested Israeli forces arrest Palestinian governor of Jerusalem

This is the seventh time that Adnan Ghaith is being incarcerated in the past 18 months. On Friday, Israeli forces arrested Fadi al-Hidmi, the PA minister of Jerusalem affairs

Palestinian prisoners COVID19 Human rights groups in Palestine call on Israel to release prisoners amid COVID-19 outbreak

Prisoners are at an increased risk of infection owing to overcrowded prison facilities, living in unsafe, unsanitary and disease-prone conditions

Jaffa protest Israel Palestinian protest Israeli police atrocities under pretext of enforcing quarantine

Protests were organized in the Palestinian majority town of Jaffa against Israeli police action under the pretext of the COVID-19 threat. A video showed police manhandling local residents, including a woman, and issuing fines

Amid COVID-19 crisis, India buys $116 million worth of guns from Israel

India plans to buy 16,479 Negev Light Machine Guns manufactured by Israeli Weapons Industries.

Palestine land day anniversary Palestinians mark Land Day and anniversary of Great March of Return

Due to the coronavirus outbreak, Palestinians took to social media to post pictures of victims of Israeli violence during the Great March of Return protests. They also raised the Palestinian flag from the balconies of their homes

Palestinian checkpoint After global protests, Microsoft sells its stake in Israeli facial recognition start-up

An investigation by NBC in October last year revealed that Israeli company AnyVision’s technology was being used to scan the faces of thousands of Palestinians at checkpoints every day. Microsoft had invested in AnyVision in June 2019

Pandemic exposes cracks in world order

Newsclick’s Prabir Purkayastha looks at the failure of the G20 leadership to arrive at any concrete plan to address the COVID-19 crisis.

India Israel ties We need hospitals, not Israeli guns

Amid the COVID-19 crisis, the Indian government signed a 880 crore rupee (USD 116 million) deal with Israel for 16,479 Negev Light Machine Guns. This is even as doctors in many parts of India are struggling without adequate personal protective equipment

Israel government formation In a surprise U-turn, Benny Gantz partners with arch rival Netanyahu to form national government

Benny Gantz broke his Blue and White alliance and reached an agreement with Benjamin Netanyahu which will see the latter become the prime minister for the first three years in a national unity government

Palestine village attack Israeli settlers attack Palestinian village, one resident seriously injured

One Palestinian man was severely injured after being assaulted by illegal Jewish settlers, while several others suffered tear gas inhalation after Israeli army soldiers fired tear gas canisters and rubber-coated metal bullets at the Palestinians’ homes in the village of Umm al-Safa

Covid Palestinian thrown out of Israel Israel abandons ill Palestinian man in PA-controlled territory in West Bank, media reports

The yet-unidentified Palestinian had reportedly undergone a test for the Coronavirus infection after displaying symptoms of the virus for the last four days, Middle East Eye reported

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