The Asia Middle East Monitor (AMEF) organized a live webinar on the developments of the Palestinian issue in the midst of Covid-19. In the first of a series of webinars, the former Palestinian Health Minister, Dr. Basim Naim, shared latest information on the Covid-19 pandemic in Palestine, and highlighted challenges and threats faced by the Palestinians in the context of the Israeli occupation and Coronavirus.
“ While the pandemic constitutes a real danger to the people in Palestine as in other countries, the Israeli occupation assembles the highest threat by nature and functions as it attempts to exploit the current situation to enforce own agenda”, Dr. Naim said.
The former Palestinian official and head of Council on International Relations in Gaza warned from Israeli serious attempts to annex parts of the West Bank, continuing colonial efforts to change the identity of Jerusalem and displacement of Palestinians. Dr. Naim also cautioned that Israeli occupation authorities seek to normalize relationships with Arab and Muslim states and he urged for efforts to reveal the real and criminal faces of the occupation.
It is learnt that AMEF will host a senior Palestinian political leader in its second webinar on May 17, 2020 to address the Israeli annexation of the West Bank.