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Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has extended a state of emergency due to concerns over the spread of the new Omicron Covid-19 strain while Hamas authorities in Gaza said that they are preparing to deal with an outbreak.
The United States is giving an additional $5million in aid to the West Bank and Gaza, building on $25 million in assistance given earlier this year.
The PA is expected to use the latest shipment in its limited vaccination campaign, which covers healthcare workers, the elderly, and those with chronic health conditions.
Distressed parents of a one-year-old girl ran into a hospital in the early hours of the morning, seeking immediate help after their daughter stopped breathing.
The Palestinian Authority accused Israel of refusing to allow some 2,000 coronavirus vaccine doses destined for Gaza health workers into the blockaded coastal strip.