Gaza and the COVID-19 “Crisis”: Breaking the cycle of structural vulnerability first: Part of the UCL Post COVID-19 Urban Futures series

Haim Yacobi, Michelle Pace, Ziad Abu Mustafa, Manal Massalha

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12 people in the Gaza Strip have tested positive for COVID-19. This number may look miniscule when compared to the shocking figures in China, the US, Spain or Italy. However, in light of the rapid spread of this global pandemic on the one hand, and the ongoing violence and destruction caused by Israel on the other, the conditions in Gaza will lead to a human catastrophe.
Original languageEnglish
Publication date21 Apr 2020
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherUniversity College London
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 21 Apr 2020

Bibliographical note

Michelle Pace is Professor in Global Studies at Roskilde University
Haim Yacobi is Professor of Development Planning at University College London
Ziad Abu Mustafa is a freelance journalist and researcher
Manal Massalha is a photographer and researcher


  • Gaza
  • COVID-19
  • structural violence
  • health
  • Israel
  • settler colonialism
  • slow violence
  • crisis
  • World Health Organization
  • United Nations
  • Egypt

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