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Health-Related Duties and Obligations of an Occupying Power During a Pandemic

The Occupied Palestinian Territory and the COVID-19 Outbreak


As of the 3rd of April 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) reported 171 cases of COVID-19 in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt), 159 of which in the West Bank and 12 in Gaza. The COVID-19 pandemic poses an unprecedented challenge for the world. There are particular identified factors and vulnerabilities of the Palestinian population living in the oPt that are likely to exacerbate the impact of the disease.

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