Israel to switch at the very least 1 million Covid-19 vaccines to Palestinians in swap deal
The assertion stated the inventory of between 1 million and 1.4 million doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine “will expire quickly” and signifies it’s at present surplus to Israel’s necessities — although it isn’t clear how a lot time stays for Palestinian well being authorities to manage the doses earlier than expiration.
As a part of the association, a cargo of Pfizer vaccines supposed for the PA later within the yr will now be delivered to Israel as an alternative.
Israel’s leaders received appreciable worldwide popularity of the nation’s extremely profitable rollout of Covid-19 vaccinations to its inhabitants of 9 million earlier within the yr.
Israel argued that it was relieved of these obligations by the Oslo Accords, signed by Israeli and Palestinian leaders within the Nineties, which allocate duty for medical care provision to the Palestinian Authority.