GAZA CITY, Palestine

The Hamas movement said on Friday that Israel alone bares the responsibility for the repercussions of coronavirus outbreak in Gaza due to the blockade and restrictions imposed.

“Israel does not address any of the humanitarian needs of the residents of Gaza, and by tightening its blockade, it is committing a systematic crime against them,” Hamas spokesman Hazim Qasim said.

He commented on the recent statement by Israeli Defence Minister Naftali Bennett, who conditioned the provision of assistance and aid to Gaza to fight coronavirus with the recovery of Israeli soldiers in Hamas captivity, saying “it is an

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