Palestinians report surge of coronavirus cases in West Bank

Palestinians flocked to the al-Aqsa mosque compound in Jerusalem when it reopened at the end of May

Palestinian authorities have reported a surge of coronavirus infections. Seventy-four new cases have been confirmed since Monday, mostly in the West Bank district of Hebron. This comes after several weeks when new cases were averaging less than four a day.

The resurgence follows a two-month lockdown which ended on May 27. “All of this is because we are trying to…