Hamas Arrests Peace Activists for Participating in Web-Conference with Israeli Activists; Hamas Threatens Israel; Israeli Teams Training Gaza Health Professionals in Treating Coronavirus

Hamas-run security forces have arrested several peace activists in the Gaza Strip and charged them with treason. Their crime: taking part in a web conference with Israeli activists. Hamas’ Interior Ministry issued a statement saying, “Holding any activity or contact with the Israeli occupation under any cover is a crime punishable by law and a betrayal of the people and their sacrifices.” Reported by The Times of Israel. Read more…

The arrests have sparked a fierce dispute in the Palestinian community in Gaza. Reported by The Times of Israel. Read more…

Meanwhile, Hamas has warned Israel that it will hold Israel responsible for coronavirus deaths unless more medial equipment for dealing with the virus is allowed into the enclave. Reported by The Times of Israel. Read more…

While Hamas has been using the coronavirus to lambast Israel and “warn” it about being held responsible if supplies do not reach the enclave, Israeli teams have been training dozens of doctors, nurses, and other medical professionals in Gaza in techniques to treat patients infected with the virus. Reported by The Times of Israel. Read more…