COVID-19

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Up-to-the-minute updates on Adalah's legal work defending human rights as the world battles the coronavirus pandemic.
2021-04-11
However, following petition of human rights organizations, the Israel Prison Service will grant them a one-time holiday phone call.
2021-04-06
Israel's economic sidelining of Arab aid groups – which receive just 0.1% of key food aid grant – deepens socio-economic gaps and impoverishment of Palestinian Arab society in Israel.
2021-04-06
NGOs: 'Law establishes undemocratic norms'; court rules that ban on participation in protests further than 1,000 meters from one's residence violates freedom of expression, does not pass...
2021-03-25
COVID-19 morbidity and mortality rates in West Bank and Gaza are increasing dramatically but vaccine supply to Palestinians so far covers less than 1.5% of population. NGOs: 'Israel has a legal,...
2021-03-02
Magen David Adom’s website provides the public with essential public health information relating to the COVID-19 virus – but none of it is in Arabic.
2021-02-25
Health Ministry issuing certificates of vaccination and COVID-19 recovery in Hebrew and English only, in violation of Supreme Court ruling and ministry guidelines.
2021-02-25
Adalah demands repeal of amendment allowing health minister to report identities of people who have not yet been vaccinated or received second shot to local and national authorities.
2021-02-03
Interior Ministry revises policy that excluded at-risk populations – notably Bedouin citizens from unrecognized Naqab (Negev) villages – from receiving COVID-19 food security grants.
2021-01-14
150,000 Palestinian residents of Kufr Aqab and Shu'afat refugee camp live under Israeli rule, but Israel has not established even a single vaccination center in these East Jerusalem neighborhoods.
2021-01-14
Court accepts state's claim that delays in enacting ordinary legislation were result of exceptional circumstances of global epidemic and political instability; court refuses to cancel fines issued...
2021-01-11
According to professional sources, prisoners are an at-risk population and action must be taken to vaccinate them in parallel with the at-risk populations at large.
2020-12-28
Israeli Public Security Minister Amir Ohana issues directive preventing Palestinians detained by Israel from receiving vaccinations, in violation of mandatory Health Ministry guidelines.
2020-12-23
Article 56 of the Fourth Geneva Convention specifies that an occupier must ensure 'the adoption and application of the prophylactic and preventive measures necessary to combat the spread of...
2020-12-09
Israeli Health Ministry report: Do not allow any staff or student activity in the school until sanitation issue is resolved.
2020-11-18
Adalah demands Israeli interior minister cancel policy that excludes Bedouin citizens living in unrecognized villages from receiving emergency COVID-19 food stamps.
2020-11-08
Adalah demands Israeli prison service act immediately to halt continuing spread of virus and to provide sufficient treatment for infected prisoners.
2020-10-21
Magen David Adom’s website currently provides only Hebrew and English options; Adalah: Lack of essential public health updates in Arabic constitutes disregard for lives of nearly two million...
2020-10-19
150,000 Arab students in Israel lacking computers, electricity, or internet access are unable to connect to online remote-learning solutions and cannot secure their basic right to education.
2020-10-05
Following Adalah’s legal action against East J’lem demolitions: Israel announced last week it would freeze demolitions nationwide; Adalah: Israel must allow legal construction and stop...