Coronavirus pandemic

Gaza reports first COVID-19 death amid outbreak fears

A 77-year-old woman infected with coronavirus dies in hospital at Rafah Crossing, says Gaza health ministry.

Gaza reports first COVID-19 death amid outbreak fears

Middle East

Coronavirus fears grip Middle East; 10,000 Iran medics infected

Iran grapples with deadliest outbreak in the region while concerns also grow over rise in cases in Gaza Strip and Yemen.

Coronavirus fears grip Middle East; 10,000 Iran medics infected

Gaza

Hundreds of artists urge Israel to end Gaza blockade

The Gaza Strip has been under an Israeli blockade since 2007 when the Hamas movement started controlling the enclave.

Hundreds of artists urge Israel to end Gaza blockade

Opinion

Will there be a Hamas-Israel prisoner exchange?

Both Hamas and Benjamin Netanyahu need the political capital that such a deal would bring them.

Adnan Abu Amer

by Adnan Abu Amer

Adnan Abu Amer

Gaza

Israeli army targets Hamas posts in new attacks on Gaza

Israeli army says strikes came after rockets were fired towards Israel from the besieged enclave; no injuries reported.

Israeli army targets Hamas posts in new attacks on Gaza

Middle East

Domestic abuse against Palestinian women soars

Since start of coronavirus lockdown, at least five women have been killed at the hands of their abusers, activists say.

Domestic abuse against Palestinian women soars

AJ IMPACT

COVID-19 crisis fuels Gaza farmers' economic woes

Before coronavirus, Gaza's economy was already struggling because of the blockade by Israel.

Gaza

In Pictures: People in Gaza take no chances as virus threat looms

Authorities and residents in Gaza behave as if coronavirus is already a threat to prevent potential catastrophe.

In Pictures: People in Gaza take no chances as virus threat looms

AJ IMPACT

Gaza garment factory shifts production to medical masks

Some 12 cases have been confirmed in Gaza, as well as hundreds in the occupied West Bank and thousands in Israel.

Gaza garment factory shifts production to masks amid coronavirus

Coronavirus pandemic

Amid coronavirus fears, Gaza couples downsize, delay weddings

With wedding halls closed, many couples in Gaza Strip push back marriage dates or hold smaller ceremonies at home.

Amid coronavirus fears, Gaza couples downsize, delay weddings

Gaza

Palestinian groups cancel mass Gaza rallies due to coronavirus

Palestinians urged to mark Great March of Return by raising flags on their rooftops.

Palestinian groups cancel mass Gaza rallies due to coronavirus

Palestine

Palestinian labourers fear loss of income as well as coronavirus

For Palestinians who work in Israel, COVID-19 threatens not only health but their means to provide for their families.

Palestinian labourers fear loss of income as well as coronavirus

Israeli–Palestinian conflict

Gaza medics switching focus from border protests to coronavirus

With nine coronavirus cases already confirmed, Gaza's medical facilities are gearing up for the pandemic's onslaught.

Gaza medics switching focus from border protests to coronavirus

Coronavirus pandemic

'Catastrophe': Fears over outbreak of coronavirus in Gaza

Seven people have tested positive for COVID-19 in the besieged enclave, brining the total number of cases to nine.

'Catastrophe': Fears over outbreak of coronavirus in Gaza

Gaza

Coronavirus: Doctor warns of 'incoming disaster' in Gaza

Palestinian Canadian physician Tarek Loubani says only a suspension of blockade on Gaza will help in COVID-19 crisis.

Coronavirus: Doctor warns of 'incoming disaster' in Gaza