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Gaza resumes coronavirus testing amid shortages

Coronavirus testing has resumed in the Gaza Strip after Israel allowed five testing kits purchased by the World Health Organization (WHO) into the enclave, a Gaza health ministry spokesman said on Monday. But the spokesman, Ashraf al-Qidra, said the kits would be of “limited immediate help” because they could be[…]

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World Food Programme cuts aid for Palestinians

The World Food Programme (WFP) has suspended or reduced aid for some of its Palestinian beneficiaries in the occupied West Bank and Gaza Strip due to funding shortages, an official has said. Some 27,000 Palestinians are no longer receiving aid through the United Nations programme since January 1 in the[…]

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US withdraws from UN Human Rights Council

The United States has withdrawn from the United Nations’ top human rights body accusing it of “chronic bias” against Israel, in a move that was criticised by human rights groups and described as regrettable by foreign leaders. The decision to pull out of the UN Human Rights Council was announced[…]

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Hundreds in Gaza protest electricity cuts

Hundreds of Palestinians in the Gaza Strip protested on Thursday against electricity cuts and worsening economic conditions in the coastal enclave, an AFP journalist reported. The demonstrators rallying in the Jabaliya refugee camp vented their anger against both the Palestinian Authority of President Mahmoud Abbas and Hamas, which runs Gaza.[…]

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