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Israel to give more than 1 million vaccine doses to Palestinians

In order to accelerate the supply of COVID-19 vaccines to the Palestinians, Israel started transferring 1 million Pfizer doses.
A Palestinian member of a health ministry mobile unit vaccinates elderly Palestinians against the COVID-19 coronavirus, in the village of Dura near Hebron in the occupied West Bank, on June 9, 2021.

The office of Prime Minister Naftali Bennett issued a joint statement June 18 with the Ministry of Health saying Israel plans to soon transfer some 1 million Pfizer coronavirus vaccine doses to the Palestinians.

The statement said Israel would transfer doses that are about to expire, and that in exchange, in September and October, Israel would receive shipments of Pfizer vaccines that were originally meant to go to the Palestinians. “The plan was approved based on the fact that Israel’s current vaccine stockpile is sufficient for its current needs,” the statement said.

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