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Six people were wounded with plastic bullets when Israeli forces intervened against the Palestinians who wanted to protest the illegal Jewish settlements in the West Bank and the Separation Wall.

A group of Palestinians held demonstrations to protest illegal Jewish settlements and the Wall of Separation in the resort of Kefr Kaddum, near the city of Calculus, north of the West Bank.

Israeli forces used plastic bullets and tear gas against the protestors.

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The Israeli demolition order against 22 structures in a West Bank village, a court ruling seizing millions of Palestinian revenues, and developments with coronavirus outbreak at home and in the world were highlighted on the front page of the three Palestinian Arabic dailies published today.

The main front-page story in al-Quds daily said Israel handed demolition and stop construction orders against 22 structures in the village of Qarawat Bani Hassan near Salfit in the north of the...

Ministers were warned last year the UK must have a robust plan to deal with a pandemic virus and its potentially catastrophic social and economic consequences in a confidential Cabinet Office briefing leaked to the Guardian.

The detailed document warned that even a mild pandemic could cost tens of thousands of lives, and set out the must-have “capability requirements” to mitigate the risks to the country, as well as the potential damage of not doing so.

It comes as the UK’s...

The number of nursing home residents who have succumbed to the novel coronavirus in the United States has surpassed 10,000, a new survey of state data compiled by ABC News has found.

This surge in deaths, accounting for about 20% of all coronavirus fatalities in the nation, comes as nursing homes across the country continue to struggle for effective strategies to fight the virus, which can quickly overwhelm the communal settings once it enters.

There have been at least 10,631...

The number of people dying from coronavirus in Europe’s care homes has been described as an “unimaginable human tragedy”, as new estimates suggest they make up nearly half of all deaths from the disease.

The World Health Organisation’s regional director for Europe told a press conference on Thursday there was a “deeply concerning picture” emerging regarding those in long-term care.

Dr Hans Kluge said: “According to estimates from countries in the European region, up to half of...

Medical staff who had abandoned hungry and desperately ill patients. An owner with a long criminal history. Thirty-one dead in less than one month — five from confirmed cases of coronavirus.

Across the country, nursing homes from British Columbia to Alberta to Ontario have been devastated by the lethal spread of the virus. This week, Canada’s chief public health officer, Dr. Theresa Tam, attributed about half of Canada’s deaths from coronavirus — at latest count, 1,193 — to long-term...

At least 6,900 people living in nursing homes in the U.S. have died of the coronavirus, according to The New York Times. 

Data analyzed by USA Today earlier this week showed state agencies have reported more than 3,000 people have died in nursing homes across 37 states. 

Data from the Times shows much more than that, revealing that about a fifth of deaths from the virus in the United States have been tied to nursing homes or other long-term care facilities.

“They’re...

Care home inspectors only started asking if residents were dying from Covid-19 last Thursday, two and half weeks after the UK went into lockdown and a month after the World Health Organization declared a global pandemic, the Guardian can reveal.

Until 6 April, the Care Quality Commission did not ask for information on coronavirus deaths and only started doing so when it realised the information coming back was out of line with reports of a rising death toll.

Labour said the...

The Israeli police have shut down a clinic where Palestinians were being tested for COVID-19 in the occupied east Jerusalem region.

According to local sources speaking to Anadolu Agency (AA), the clinic in the Silvan street was closed Tuesday evening after Israeli police raided it and arrested four Palestinian activists.

While no explanation came from the Israeli police, Haaretz daily newspaper wrote that the clinic was closed on the grounds that the COVID-19 test kits were...

The total number of deaths from coronavirus is 15% higher than previously reported, according to figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

The daily figures released by the government are collated by the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) and only includes deaths in hospitals.

The ONS figures include all deaths registered in England and Wales up to the week ending April 3.

When the NHS figure of coronavirus deaths was at 4,093 (up to April 3), the...

New York City’s official coronavirus death toll has soared past 10,000, after thousands of deaths that previously went uncounted were added to the city’s statistics.

In a new count released Tuesday, 3,778 more deaths were added to the rolls — driving up the previously recorded total of 6,589 by more than half. Now, the city records 10,367 deaths related to the virus.

Previously, the city had not counted people who died at home without getting tested for the coronavirus, or who...

Frail coronavirus patients may be denied critical care under an NHS scale system designed to free up ICU beds.  

The controversial 'Clinical Frailty Scale' (CFS) ranks patients' vulnerability from one to nine in order to prioritise those most likely to recover from the killer virus.

Those with a combined score of more than five are said to have uncertainty around the benefits of critical care, according to the system, which has been implemented while NHS hospitals desperately...

French lawmaker Eric Ciotti expressed his anger by stating that the Covid-19 patients who were staying in health-supported elderly care homes EHPADs were “left to die”.

“Most of the Covid-19 patients in the elderly nursing homes were not admitted to hospitals, these people who needed treatment were left to die,” Ciotti, a member of the opposition party “Les Republicains”, said in an interview with French Radio J.

Emphasizing that it is the biggest scandal of the health crisis,...

A hunger crisis is rapidly developing among British people in lockdown, as millions report having to go without meals, food charities and local government have warned.

Just three weeks into the lockdown, the Food Foundation said that 1.5 million Britons reported not eating for a whole day because they had no money or access to food. Some 3 million people in total were in households where someone had been forced to skip some meals. More than 1 million people reported losing all their...

In Italy, the country most affected by the corona virus epidemic, patients were hospitalized and kept on the streets, while funerals were stacked in the hospital corridors.

The terrible images from Italy, where the number of people killed by the corona virus reached 15,362 and the number of cases reached 124,632, once again revealed the reality of the disease.

Due to the collapse of the health system in Italy, hospitals are on the streets, patients are kept on stretchers and...