What Coronavirus Looks Like in the Gaza Strip

Series of photos reveals the shocking reality of life in Hamas-ruled Gaza

Coronavirus has reached the Gaza Strip.
Abed Rahim Khatib/Flash90

Coronavirus has gripped the Holy Land, and the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip is no exception, despite being, as the Palestinians put it, under “siege” by Israel and Egypt.

There have been a number of confirmed cases in Gaza, and local medical facilities are being prepared to handle many more, just like everywhere else in the region.

Meanwhile, just like Israelis, Gazans are going about their daily lives as best they can, while taking whatever precautions they can to avoid infection.

In this way, the following photos from Gaza this week are unremarkable. And that is precisely why they are remarkable.

The way that the mainstream media portrays the Gaza Strip, one would be forgiven for thinking it the most desolate place on the planet; a place devoid of all modern comforts; indeed, a place just barely suitable for human habitation.

Surely, the arrival of coronavirus had made this already-intolerable existence all-but-impossible. A literal living hell. Surely…

But then, reality only rarely corresponds to the pictures painted for us by the mainstream media.

What is most surprising about the following photos of how coronavirus is being handled in the Gaza Strip is just how normal life in general appears in the terrorist-ruled coastal enclave.

They have gardens in Gaza? It isn’t all sand dunes and desert?
Children are less susceptible, but precautions must still be taken.
Nice house.
That’s a pretty nice selection of cheeses for a territory supposedly “under siege.”
Yummy.
If the media tells you Gaza is being suffocated to death by Israel, don’t believe it.
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