Israel debates banning COVID-19 vaccines for Gaza until captives released

Chris

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Israel debates banning COVID-19 vaccines for Gaza until captives released
"The time has come to change the paradigm so that one humanitarian gesture is exchanged for another."
By TOVAH LAZAROFF
FEBRUARY 15, 2021

Israel has yet to decide whether to link the transfer of COVID-19 vaccines to Gaza with the release of the remains of two IDF soldiers and two captive Israel citizens, officials told the Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee on Monday. “No vaccines have been transferred to Gaza” to date, a number of officials clarified for the FADC, with the matter still under debate and no policy decision having been taken.

Israel has been heavily criticized internationally for not providing vaccines from its own stock of Pfizer and Moderna vaccines for the treatment of Palestinians both in the West Bank and Gaza, although under the Oslo Accords, the Palestinian Authority is solely responsible for the health care of Palestinians. Officials clarified at the meeting that the issue confronting Israel was not whether to use its stock for the Palestinians, because the vaccines Israel has are reserved for its citizens except for 5,000 dozes of the Pfizer vaccine that had been given to the Palestinian Authority for its health-care workers.

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athenasius

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under the Oslo Accords, the Palestinian Authority is solely responsible for the health care of Palestinians.
and chances are they'd try and blame Israel for every single negative reaction to the vaccine. I think Israel should let them manage on their own. This is too easy for the Pali's to complain about mistreatment via vaccines.
 
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