Coronavirus and Palestine
I hope this message finds you safe and well. Like you, I am sheltering at home here in Washington state. My inconvenience is nothing. So many lack health insurance, sick pay, or unemployment insurance here.
And the brave Palestinians are facing a global pandemic while under a hostile military occupation.
Updates from WHO: You can get Palestine updates on COVID-19 from WHO twice a week by email. Palestine has under 200 cases at this point. We know their health services
are starved after years under occupation. Gaza adds over-crowding, widespread poverty and 90% of water not fit to drink, let alone wash hands.
Update from Jenin: All March, Canaan Fair Trade had a complete distancing and sanitation protocol in place. They anticipated Palestine would shutdown so they worked 24 hour/2 shift days in March. They shipped all olive oil orders through June! This is our fair trade farmers’ oil from the olive harvest last fall. Canaan is closed this week.