According to the most recent reports, the Gaza Strip is on the verge of a major public-health crisis: shortages of both doctors and medications have become critical, and hospitals have been sending patients home untreated. The Palestinian Authority (PA) sets aside $41.3 million annually for medical supplies for the Strip, but has been withholding the funds because of its dispute with Hamas, which governs the territory. Yet the terrorist group bears even greater responsibility for these problems, as Evelyn Gordon writes:
Hamas Is Creating a Humanitarian Crisis in Gaza
The Knesset Has Resumed Its Business, but Both Sides Have Broken Unwritten Rules
Yesterday, eleven months of political stalemate in Israel appeared to have come to an end as the sitting prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, and his main rival, Benny Gantz, agreed to form a unity government together with some of the smaller parties. This development has fractured Gantz’s Blue and White party into its constituent factions. Meanwhile, the resignation of Yuli Edelstein as interim Knesset speaker—a position meant to be occupied for just a few hours, but which he has held for nearly a year—has allowed the Knesset to resume business as usual.