Communist Party of Israel

Israel permitted Palestinian officials in Ramallah to send the first shipment of 2,000 coronavirus vaccine doses to the blockaded Gaza Strip, on Wednesday, February 17, after earlier in the week the Palestinian Authority accused it of holding up an earlier delivery. On Monday, February 15, the Palestinian Minister of Health had announced that Israeli occupation authorities were barring the entrance of coronavirus vaccines into the Gaza Strip. In a statement issued by the health minister, Mai Al-Kaila, she held the Israeli occupation authorities responsible for this arbitrary procedure and stressed that it is contrary to all customs, laws, and international agreements. Al-Kaila noted that the Palestinian Ministry of Health had sent 2,000 doses of the Russian Sputnik-V vaccine to the Gaza Strip, but Israel’s occupation authorities refused to allow the vaccines to enter the coastal enclave. She pointed out that these doses are intended for medical staff working in the…

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Israel Yields to Pressure, Allows First COVID-19 Vaccines into Gaza