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Palestinian woman second corona fatality in occupied East Jerusalem

 

JERUSALEM, Tuesday, April 21, 2020 (WAFA) – A 57-year-old Palestinian woman from the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Silwan has become the second fatality from coronavirus in the occupied city, according to local activists.

Munir al-Ghoul, from the Silwan emergency committee, said Nafouz Joulani has died at Hadassah hospital in West Jerusalem last night after contracting the disease. He said she had some chronic health issues.

Joulani is the second Palestinian woman to die from the virus in East Jerusalem. The first was also a woman from Issawiyeh neighborhood.

While number of corona cases in the occupied city is not clear, Palestinians believe they number over 120 and often add the number to the general Palestinian figure, which now stands at four deaths and 449 cases, including 327 cases in the West Bank and Gaza Strip and two fatalities in the West Bank.

Israel, which controls the city, has over 13,000 cases and 180 fatalities.

T.R./M.K.

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