Palestinians Show the World How to Respond to COVID-19 Crisis

Posted on Mar 20, 2020

Palestinians have responded to COVID-19 with ingenuity and hospitality. They are using the resilience that has allowed them to thrive under the brutal Israeli Occupation, to survive the CoronaVirus.

Bethlehem, which has been the hardest hit by the virus, has taken numerous precautions that have stemmed the spread of the virus, while still showing great love and care for those in quarantine. People have carefully left food and drinks outside the Angel Hotel to show those in quarantine that they are not forgotten.

Although Palestinians have to deal with racist and discriminatory policies by Israel even in response to this crisis, they continue to act humanely and heroically in the face of yet another disaster.

As the virus comes to our front door let’s follow Palestinian leadership, recognizing that our survival is more dependent on leaning in to care for all than being overtaken by fear and stockpiling. Rather than give in to a mindset of scarcity, support the resilience of our Palestinian allies.

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