Palestinians sterilize areas raided earlier by Israeli soldiers

RAMALLAH, Tuesday, March 31, 2020 (WAFA) — The Ramallah municipality moved quickly today to sterilise areas of the city raided this morning by Israeli soldiers, according to Ramallah Mayor Moussa Hadid, to make sure they are clear from the novel coronavirus disease.

He told WAFA in a telephone interview that, in a precautionary move, city employees began since the morning sterilizing streets, public places and buildings raided by Israeli soldiers.

He said he expects the process to take around 10 hours in order to ease people’s concerns.

The Geneva-based Euro-Med Monitor urged the international community in an earlier statement to protect Palestinians and force Israeli forces to stop incursions of cities and towns that threaten preventive measures taken by the Palestinian Authority to control the outbreak of coronavirus.

It also called for investigating the suspicious behavior of a number of soldiers and settlers, which appeared to be an attempt to spread the infection and hold those responsible to account.