Israeli forces assault Palestinians fighting coronavirus in Jerusalem

JERUSALEM, Monday, March 30, 2020 (WAFA) — Israeli forces Monday evening assaulted Palestinian teams fighting coronavirus outbreak in Hizma town, north of the occupied city of Jerusalem.

Local sources confirmed that Israeli forces stormed the headquarters of the public emergency committees inside the town, turning it upside down.

Soldiers also assaulted members of the committees deployed at the entrance of the town as part of the precautions to combat the outbreak of the deadly virus.

Last Monday, Israeli police detained four Palestinians for disinfecting public facilities near the Lions’ Gate in the occupied city of Jerusalem.

Palestinians have formed local emergency committees in villages and towns as part of precautionary measures to help detect suspected coronavirus cases at the entrances of the villages and towns and combat the spread of the virus.

Such committees are chiefly concerned with examining Palestinian workers in Israel who return back to their homes to force them into 14-day mandatory home quarantine and enforce the lockdown on the Palestinian territories.

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