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Gaza’s New Coronavirus Fears

A cluster of coronavirus cases indicates that community transmission is occurring in the Gaza Strip.

Israel should relax its blockade to permit entry of medical equipment and exit of seriously ill patients.

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Donors should respond quickly to requests for aid.

What’s new?

After months during which authorities halted COVID-19’s spread with rigorous quarantine measures, the virus appears to have taken root in the Gaza Strip.

Dozens of new cases are being diagnosed every day.

Why does it matter?

A major outbreak in Gaza would likely be disastrous. Years of conflict and…

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