In the Gaza Strip, roughly 2 million Palestinians are squeezed into a small territory. And though there have been few reported cases of the coronavirus, experts worry Israel's years-long blockade has left the territory ill-equipped to handle the outbreak.
The Israeli undercover operation in Gaza led to fighting that killed a Hamas commander among others. Hamas said it dealt a blow to Egyptian, Qatari and UN efforts to broker a long-term ceasefire and ease an Israeli blockade that has deepened economic hardship in Gaza.
The special session of the Human Rights Council was convened after the bloodiest day for Palestinians in years on Monday, when 60 were killed by Israeli gunfire during demonstrations that Israel said included attempts to breach its frontier fence.
Palestinians rallied in Gaza on Tuesday for the funerals of scores of people killed by Israeli troops a day earlier, while on the Gaza-Israel border, Israeli forces took up positions to deal with the expected final day of a Palestinian protest campaign.
Israeli troops killed 58 Palestinians along the Gaza border on Monday, health officials said, as demonstrators streamed to the frontier on the day the United States prepared to open its embassy in Jerusalem.
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