New Israeli measures aim to stop the spread of the coronavirus as the country reached more than 175,000 cases since the outbreak began, including at least 1,169 deaths.
The Abraham Accords have been signed but if the deaths of over 3,500 Palestinians in Netanyahu’s tenure are anything to go by, peace will not be extended to those under occupation.
Hamas has warned Israel it would face a military escalation after its warplanes bombed the Gaza Strip following rocket fire from the Palestinian territory coinciding with the signing of Israel, the UAE and Bahrain normalisation deals.
New policy would see Israel not return bodies of any Palestinian killed during or as a result of attack on Israel, a decision rights groups call "extreme, barbaric" and "illegal".
In terms of practical influence on the ground in Palestine, Qatar has become one of the major players in ensuring relative calm between Palestinian factions and Israel.
Gaza, often described as one of the world's most densely populated regions and an open air prison, may have hit a new low with Israel's most recent subjugation campaign against it.
Gaza security sources say Israeli fire targeted Hamas observation posts east of Rafah and east of Khan Yunis, causing no casualties.
Over the past week Israeli forces have carried out repeated night-time strikes on targets linked to Hamas, the political party governing Gaza.
The Palestinian Equestrian Federation halted horse-riding classes and local contests in late February as a precaution against the spread of the pandemic - a blow to one of the few sports activities in the congested and impoverished enclave.
Conflict, hunger and economic upheaval had displaced nearly 80 million people worldwide, half of them children, by the end of 2019 – nearly twice as many as a decade ago.
In just three weeks time, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu plans to extend Israeli sovereignty to Jewish settlements and the Jordan Valley in the West Bank in a move that many countries consider illegal.
Former US vice president told an online fundraiser by members of the Jewish community in the US that he was opposed to the move.
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