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Mustafa Abu Ganeyeh

Isolation a double-edged sword for West Bank’s Bedouin herders

06 Apr 2020

AL UBEIDIYA, West Bank Bedouin herders in the Israeli-occupied West Bank, already isolated by virtue of their nomadic lifestyle, have become more cut off than ever from ordinary Palestinian life since the coronavirus outbreak began.

Packed with refugees, Palestinian camps face grave threat if coronavirus spreads

02 Apr 2020

BETHLEHEM, West Bank/AMMAN Malka Abu Aker has seen her crowded refugee camp in the Israeli-occupied West Bank swell year upon year since fleeing there over 70 years ago, with the arrival of new generations and those escaping successive Mideast conflicts.

U.S. church group heads back from Holy Land after virus scare: Palestinian mayor

09 Mar 2020

BEIT JALA, West Bank Thirteen Americans were heading home from the Holy Land on Monday after they were cleared in a coronavirus scare, the mayor of the Palestinian town where they were quarantined said.

U.S. pastor tells how Bethlehem trip turned into coronavirus quarantine ordeal

07 Mar 2020

BEIT JALAH, West Bank Thirteen Americans suspected of being exposed to coronavirus during a trip to the Holy Land are in quarantine near Bethlehem and are coordinating with U.S. and Palestinian authorities to try to get home. | Video

U.S. pastor tells how Bethlehem trip turned into coronavirus quarantine ordeal

07 Mar 2020

BEIT JALAH, West Bank Thirteen Americans suspected of being exposed to coronavirus during a trip to the Holy Land are in quarantine near Bethlehem and are coordinating with U.S. and Palestinian authorities to try to get home. | Video

UPDATE 2-U.S. pastor tells how Bethlehem trip turned into coronavirus quarantine ordeal

07 Mar 2020

* 'We need to get home', says U.S. pastor (PVS dateline Bethlehem, adds pastor's comments, details)

Bethlehem deserted after Palestinians declare coronavirus emergency

06 Mar 2020

BETHLEHEM, West Bank The streets of Bethlehem were near-empty on Friday as Palestinian police wearing masks patrolled the traditional birthplace of Jesus, hit hard by a state of emergency declared over coronavirus.

Bethlehem deserted after Palestinians declare coronavirus emergency

06 Mar 2020

BETHLEHEM, West Bank, March 6 The streets of Bethlehem were near-empty on Friday as Palestinian police wearing masks patrolled the traditional birthplace of Jesus, hit hard by a state of emergency declared over coronavirus.

'Look beyond the veil', says Israel's first hijab-wearing lawmaker

06 Mar 2020

NAZARETH, Israel A female Muslim lawmaker from Israel's Arab minority is set to become the first in parliament to wear a hijab, or head scarf, after Arab parties won their largest ever showing in this week's election.

'Feels like prison': Palestinian family cut off from West Bank village by Israeli barrier

20 Feb 2020

AL-WALAJA, West Bank Omar Hajajla may have a private gateway to his home in the Israeli-occupied West Bank, but it is hardly a sign of luxury: it runs beneath an Israeli barrier that cuts him and his family off from the rest of their nearby Palestinian village.

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