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The Gaza Strip Has Been Under Siege for Years. Covid-19 Could Be Catastrophic

Originally published at http://www.commondreams.org/views/2020/03/27/gaza-strip-has-been-under-siege-years-covid-19-could-be-catastrophic

COVID19 translates as serendipity for the apartheid and genocidal policies of Israel. Bibi is probably preparing a medal in its honor as I type.

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Another take on the story… and it is not a pretty story.

~https://therealnews.com/stories/palestine-israel-occupied-segregated-pandemic-covid

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Hey Seeker, hope your post means your feeling better.

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Yes. Tired, but functional. So just like normal!

Thanks!

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as usual no acknowledgement that Gazans freely elected a government sworn to eliminating the Jewish presence in the region, they can hardly expect Israelis to make it easy for them. And it doesn’t note the government in Gaza used its limited resources not to build health care but to acquire rockets, firebombs and weapons, dig reinforced tunnels for the purpose of killing as many Israelis as possible. There is also little mention that Gaza has a land border=r with Egypt, a country that the Hamas government does not seek to eliminate. That these writers demonize only Israel suggest their concern is not so much pro-Gaza as it is anti-Israel.
That said, Israel has sent test kits to Gaza even though Israel has far, far more cases, and has facilitated aid from Gulf states to Gaza, as well as treated sick Palestinians in Israeli hospitals. The virus knows no boundary, all humans need, instead of promoting hatreds, to make an effort to get along better in face of the common challenge.

Bullshit. Quote from one report:

As we do our best to take social distancing seriously and ensure the safety of our families and communities here in the U.S. during the COVID-19 crisis, it’s hard not to worry about our communities abroad.

And I have to be honest—I’m especially terrified for our Palestinian siblings in Gaza.

According to reports, the 13 year, Israeli-enforced blockade has led to shortages that mean Gaza only has 40 ICU beds and 56 ventilators for its 2 million people.1

Let that sink in.

40 ICU beds. 56 ventilators. For 2 million people.

~https://www.middleeasteye.net/opinion/coronavirus-gaza-population-2-million-available-intensive-care-beds-26

~https://foreignpolicy.com/2020/03/26/paleastinians-brace-coronavirus-outbreak-gaza-strip-covid/

~https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2020/03/coronavirus-doctor-warns-incoming-disaster-gaza-200325195816841.html

Israel holds them in a huge prison… and have for 13 or so years now. Your assumption of them wanting to eliminate Israel has been disproved numerous times… but do you expect them to be happy with the situation?

Go back to hasbara school, your arguments and skill level is very dated and proven to be lies many, many times over.