COVID-19: The Latest Quagmire for Palestinians

A Palestinian sanitary worker sprays disinfectant to protect against coronavirus near Bethlehem,
in front of Israel’s separation wall. (Musa Al Shaer/AFP)

One of the marked characteristics of COVID-19 is the pervasive nature of the virus, which has been able to paralyze leading economies, as well as developing and poorer countries alike. What the coronavirus crisis has brought to the forefront is the existing class inequities which greatly differentiate some societal factions’ ability to cope with the pandemic over others. While white-collar workers have the…