Fifty-nine (59) Palestinians, including four children, were injured in multiple incidents and clashes with Israeli forces across the West Bank. Of these injuries, 35 were treated after inhaling tear gas, 13 were shot with live ammunition, eight hit by rubber bullets and three were physically assaulted.
15 new COVID-19 cases; no new deaths recorded. Palestinian workers in Israel to be covered by health insurance, following a court petition. Revised Inter-Agency Response Plan for COVID-19 crisis is 50 per cent funded.
This Annual Report presents information on the achievements of the oPt Humanitarian Fund during the 2019 calendar year. However, because grant allocation, project implementation and reporting processes often take place over multiple years (CBPFs are designed to support ongoing and evolving humanitarian responses)
25 new COVID-19 cases in the West Bank, most in East Jerusalem; no new cases in Gaza. Decline reported in public compliance with restrictions and guidelines throughout oPt. Revised Inter-Agency Response Plan for COVID-19 crisis is 33 per cent funded.
The majority of new COVID-19 cases in East Jerusalem. The Palestinian Authority’s fiscal deficit may reach US$ 2 billion by the end of 2020. Revised Inter-Agency Response Plan, requesting $42.4 million for COVID-19 crisis.
First fatality from COVID-19 recorded in East Jerusalem. First new COVID-19 cases in Gaza reported in nearly two weeks. The Inter-Agency Response Plan for the COVID-19 crisis is currently under revision to include emerging needs.
Halt in demolitions of inhabited homes during COVID-19 emergency. Concern over ongoing demolition of hygiene-related structures. 16 aid structures, including EU-funded, were demolished or seized.
On 1 April, a 22-year-old Palestinian man died of wounds he sustained on 11 March, after he was shot by Israeli forces during a demonstration in Beita village, south of Nablus. Demonstrations in the village against repeated attempts by Israeli settlers to take over a nearby hill located in Area B have been ongoing since late February and triggered intense clashes with Israeli forces. These protests resulted in two Palestinian fatalities, one of whom was a child, and over 380 injuries; no Israeli injury was reported.
Second fatality recorded in the oPt. Undocumented COVID-19 cases in East Jerusalem of increasing concern. The Inter-Agency Response Plan for the COVID-19 crisis, over 80 per cent funded, is currently under revision to include critical emerging needs.