Palestinian and Israeli authorities are being praised by the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), for maintaining “a close, unprecedented cooperation on efforts aimed at containing” the novel coronavirus. The collaboration has included regular meetings, Israeli training of Palestinian medical teams, and donation of testing kits and Personal Protection Equipment (PPEs) to the West Bank and Gaza.
Members of Palestinian Hamas security forces wear protective gear as precaution against the coronavirus at Rafah border crossing in the southern Gaza Strip on April 13, 2020. (Reuters)
Israeli police patrol a deserted street in Jerusalem's Old City, in Jerusalem on March 23, 2020. (AP)
Palestinian artists Dorgham Qeraqea, left, and Samah Saed decorate protective face masks to encourage people to wear them as a precaution against the coronavirus, at a workshop in the Shijaiyah neighborhood of Gaza, Thursday, April 2, 2020. (AP)