Israelis and Palestinians Join Forces to Battle the Coronavirus

(JNS) Lt.-Col. (res.) Avital Leibovich and Shay Avshalom Zavdi - At the very early stages of the coronavirus pandemic, Israeli doctors reached out to Palestinian health-care workers, offering to share their expertise and provide assistance, and the Palestinians accepted the help. Every week, Israel sends medical equipment to Hamas-controlled Gaza. During July 12-18 alone, Israel transferred 163 tons of medical supplies there. It also facilitated the delivery of equipment from Turkey and the UAE to Gaza and the West Bank. Lt.-Col. (res.) Avital Leibovich is director of the American Jewish Committee's (AJC) Jerusalem office, where Shay Avshalom Zavdi is director of media relations.

2020-07-30 00:00:00

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