Occupied Palestine - few outside observers watching and reporting what is happening.
No palm-waving Christians, no donkey. All was still. No pilgrims in the holy placesThe coronavirus pandemic means that many people in the UK and Ireland are experiencing new restrictions on their everyday lives. But for people in occupied Palestine, living with restrictions is a part of daily life, and human rights violations are common. Annexation of Palestinian lands, threatened by the Israeli government from 1 July, would make this situation permanent. No palm-waving Christians, no donkey. All was still. No pilgrims in the holy places. No city has escaped the Covid-19 pandemic. It was an Easter like no other as the threats and rumblings of annexation continued and the inhabitants of the West Bank in occupied Palestine brace themselves for the possibility of further displacement. Since March almost all internationals have left the West Bank in occupied Palestine, repatriated by order of their governments. All communities are vulnerable from this virus but the communities in occupied Palestine are vulnerable from the virus and also because there are not so many outside observers watching and reporting what is happening. Take action Palestinian communities in the West Bank are currently under grave and imminent threat of annexation. Please join with EAPPI UK and Ireland and say #NoToAnnexation. From QUAKE, the Quaker on-line newsletter