Parliamentary question - E-002036/2020Parliamentary question

The Gaza Strip, an open-air prison braced for the coronavirus pandemic

Question for written answer E-002036/2020
to the Commission
Rule 138
Manu Pineda (GUE/NGL), Marisa Matias (GUE/NGL), Niyazi Kizilyürek (GUE/NGL), Marc Botenga (GUE/NGL)

Israel’s military occupation and illegal blockade of the Gaza Strip has crippled its healthcare system and public infrastructure. Israel has effectively turned Gaza into a high-population-density open-air prison, making social distancing measures hard to implement. With nine confirmed cases, a coronavirus outbreak would bring Gaza’s existing humanitarian crisis and economic collapse to catastrophic levels.

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