Welcome to Lockdown : COVID-19 quarantine and the Gaza experience
Abdalhadi Alijla, Mondoweiss, le 20 mars 2020
More than five academic events, which I was supposed to attend have been cancelled amid the COVID-19 outbreak. My feelings were a mixture of sadness that I would not be able to present my work at international conferences and events, and calculated happiness that we academics can have a rest, and also that many will understand the true meaning of lockdown and being in forced collective quarantine. Hundreds of academics in Gaza have been in lockdown for 15 years. They have been denied the privilege of travel, presenting, networking, and collaborating because of the unexplained and unjustified lockdown from 2006 by the Israeli military.