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redglobeIsraeli police raided a coronavirus testing clinic in the occupied East Jerusalem Palestinian neighborhood of Silwan and arrested its organizers on Tuesday night, April 14, because the clinic was being run in cooperation with the Palestinian Authority (PA).

According to the clinic’s managers, there is a shortage of coronavirus tests in Silwan, where doctors said on Monday, April 14, that 40 cases of the disease had already been confirmed and where overcrowded living conditions could lead to a rapid spread of the virus. The Wadi Hilweh Information Center in Silwan warned that the incidence of infection is indeed on the rise and that by Tuesday, April 15 there were at least 45 confirmed cases of the virus, while the number of...

Solidarity, struggle and defense of workers’ rights to combat an outbreak of the Corona virus epidemic

In the context of the outbreak of the Corona virus, which is sweeping more countries around the world, the International Confederation of Arab Trade Unions (ICATU) expresses its solidarity with the workers and peoples of the Arab world and in all parts of the globe. Appreciating the great...

The far-right Israeli government is holding up approval of a bill intended to benefit asylum seekers during the coronavirus crisis by allowing them to withdraw a portion of their monies on deposit with the state.

It is estimated that more than half the estimated 36,000 asylum seekers in Israel have lost their jobs during the coronavirus crisis and they have almost no financial safety net for...

Israel’s unemployment rate reached 26.1% after 6,693 new job seekers registered with the state’s Employment Service on Monday, April 13, a daily increase of nearly a thousand more new applicants for unemployment benefits compared to the 5,713 workers who reported themselves out of work on Tuesday, April 7, the last working day before the Passover holiday. These latest figures bring the...

Joint List IsraelThe public in Israel must wear face masks out of doors beginning today, Sunday, April 12, under new Health Ministry directives approved by the government last Tuesday. Drastic shortages in laboratory materials necessary for testing for COVID-19 led the far-right government to require citizens to wear face masks when leaving home, even though the World Health Organization has questioned the...

Israel’s annexation of all Jewish settlements in the occupied West Bank as well as the territory it designates as the Jordan Valley (about 30% of the West Bank) will move forward as early as July, according to the coalition agreement that was completed between far-right Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud and Benny Gantz’s Israel Resilience party on Monday night, April 6. Under the...

Activists from Peace Now and the Black Flag movement conducted separate protests outside the home of Israel Resilience party head Benny Gantz on Friday, April 3, calling on him to block efforts by the far-right Netanyahu government he’s slated to join to annex all Jewish settlements and the Jordan Valley in the occupied Palestinian West Bank.

The demonstrations were held despite Health...

While countries across the globe grapple with the severe economic repercussions of measures taken to curb the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, Gaza’s economy has, for years, teetered on the brink of collapse, primarily as a result of the closure imposed by Israel since 2007.

Gisha – TheLegal Center for Freedom of Movement, an Israeli NGO, has written:”It is crucial, now more than ever, that...

With 70 percent of Labor and Social Services Ministry’s building safety inspectors sent home to isolation, tens of thousands of construction workers, mostly Palestinians from the occupied territories, continue to work at construction sites with no reduction in workload and without a supervisory body ensuring compliance with Health Ministry regulations.

Even under normal conditions, Israel...

Following protests from Arab lawmakers and other public figures, a mobile clinic for testing for the highly contagious coronavirus began its rounds in the Arab town of Arara in the Northern Triangle region on Monday, March 30, to complement facilities in Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, Haifa and Beersheba.

Hadash MK Jaber Asakla (Joint List), had said there was concern that the pandemic was being...

Trade Union Association of Bohemia, Moravia & Silesia (OSČMS) joins fully its voices to the international solidarity with Palestinian people fighting for their own Palestinian state, for living in dignity, and against Israeli’s unilateral violating of the agreements. We’re sorry that Czech Republic has stood up on the side of those countries violating those agreements. It has never been...

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