Israel occupation forces destroy Palestinian coronavirus testing centre

Jul 21,2020

Spread of coronavirus has seen a new spike in the occupied Palestinian territories due to the lack of testing and treatment equipment banned by Israeli occupation.

Israeli occupation soldiers demolished on Monday Palestinian security checkpoint used to test for coronavirus in the occupied West Bank, Wafa news agency reported.

The checkpoint was set up by Palestinian security forces at the entrance to the occupied West Bank city of Jenin to prevent the spread of the virus.

A total of 468 new coronavirus cases and three deaths from the disease were recorded in the occupied Palestinian territories over the past 24 hours, confirmed the Ministry of Health today, leaving the active cases at 8,360 and total deaths at 65.

It added that 40 patients are currently in intensive care units, including three placed on respirators, with no reports of recoveries.

Despite the coronavirus outbreak, Israeli occupation authorities continue to abuse the most vulnerable Palestinian communities in the occupied West Bank, as part of decades-long attempts to drive them out of the area.

According to B’Tselem, last month saw a spike in Israeli demolitions, which left 151 Palestinians, including 84 minors, homeless – despite the danger of remaining without shelter during a pandemic.

Wafa News Agency