Ramallah (QNN)- President Mahmoud Abbas announced extending the state of emergency for further 30 days starting from Saturday.
“Relevant authorities shall continue to take all measures to fight the risks of Coronavirus, protect public health and, and preserve security and stability”, a presidential decree read.
The state of emergency had started in the West Bank in March 2020. It followed finding the first coronavirus case in Bethlehem.
Meanwhile, Rights organizations called on the Palestinian Authority to stop renewing the estate of emergency especially after coronavirus cases shrank. They also expressed concerns over using emergency laws to violate human rights.
(Source / 03.07.2021)