A woman walks past a sign that reads “The Plague is here” on a street in Gaza City on September 7, 2014.
The disease has been declared a global pandemic, but a number of countries around the world have declared a state of emergency, including Israel, the United States, Britain, France and Germany.
Israel declared a statewide state of crisis on Sunday, but Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that it would continue to allow citizens to travel abroad and use the country’s airports.
In a tweet, Netanyahu also said he would keep Israel open for flights, and urged people to avoid crowded areas.
“Our country is a safe place to travel and a very safe place for our citizens to go to and use their smartphones, computers and phones,” he said.
More than 6,500 people have died from the virus in Gaza since the start of the outbreak in early August. “
Keep your children and loved ones inside at night.”
More than 6,500 people have died from the virus in Gaza since the start of the outbreak in early August.
On Sunday, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said the Palestinians will not give up on the war against Israel and the Gaza Strip, despite the Israeli declaration of a state-of-emergency.
“We will continue to fight until the end of this war, even if the declaration of the state of siege means the end to the fighting,” Abbas said.
On Monday, the Gaza Health Ministry said at least 23 Palestinians were killed in Israel’s military offensive on the territory.
“The Gaza Health Minister is reporting that today the number of dead and wounded from the Israeli offensive on Gaza has reached 22,” the ministry said in a statement.
Israeli soldiers inspect the scene of a rocket attack by Hamas militants near the Gaza border town of Khan Younis, in the northern Gaza Strip on September 8, 2014.(AFP Photo / Mohammed Abed) The number of Palestinians killed by Israel since the outbreak has risen to 4,939, with the majority of the fatalities in Gaza.
On Friday, the Israel Defense Forces reported at least 1,000 Palestinians had been killed in the conflict.
Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon said the Israeli military had destroyed a Hamas weapons factory in the Gaza strip and killed one of its top commanders, as well as several fighters in Gaza, a statement carried by Israel’s Channel 10 TV said on Sunday.
The statement said the militants were using the facility as a command and control center for the group, with weapons and ammunition stored there.
The facility was a major military base and the Hamas military wing was believed to have hundreds of rockets in its possession, Yaalon added.
In a televised address, Israel’s Defense Minister Ehud Barak said the IDF had destroyed an advanced Hamas command and command center in Gaza and “the weapons it was transporting were located in that facility.”
He added that Israel had also destroyed the tunnel network used by the militants to smuggle supplies into the territory, saying the IDF’s operation was a success.
Israel’s military has blamed Hamas for the current fighting, but its operation in Gaza has largely focused on its campaign to destroy tunnels dug under the border fence.
Israel has also targeted Hamas militants in the West Bank, including in the Palestinian town of Jenin and the northern West Bank city of Hebron.
Egyptian authorities are investigating the death of an Egyptian woman who fell ill during a visit to Gaza City.
The Egyptian government said Sunday that Egyptian doctor Fadi Al-Azmi died of a “serious disease” after she contracted the virus from a patient she met during her work in Gaza a few days ago.
According to Egypt’s Health Ministry, Al-Alabi fell ill after she visited the northern Strip on Thursday and visited a hospital, where she had been treating a case of the virus.
Meanwhile, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights said Sunday the world’s last remaining Ebola patients are in a remote area in Sierra Leone, a day after the UN confirmed the death toll in Liberia’s second-largest city has surpassed 10,000.
“The numbers we are seeing are staggering,” Rifatullah Ghannouchi said.
The UN reported the death count was up to 7,844, with 1,836 hospitalised.
The Ebola outbreak is currently being treated as a global health emergency by the World Health Organization.
The agency says at least 10 countries have declared Ebola a global emergency.
Ghannouchis office in the Kenyan capital Nairobi confirmed the first patient to be infected with Ebola on Saturday, bringing the death total to eight.
“It is a great day for Kenya, for Sierra Leone and for the entire world,” Ghannoui said on Saturday.
“Now we are able to say the number is just over 10,500.
But this number does not tell the whole story.”
Ghantoui also said