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.
Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan last month hosted his US counterpart, Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, among aides to President Donald Trump who have been tasked with making good on his vow to clamp down on illegal immigration.
Israeli forces killed 60 Palestinians on Monday, according to the Palestinian Health Ministry, and injured more than 2,200 by gunfire or tear gas. The violence continued Tuesday as Israeli forces killed one man, while thousands of Palestinians turned out for funerals.
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.
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