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Palestinian Authority calls off vaccine deal with Israel

The PA said Friday that it wouldn't accept the Pfizer vaccines provided by Israel because the doses were too close to expiring.
Pfizer vaccine near Hebron

The Palestinian Authority (PA) on Friday called off a deal with Israel to receive 1 million doses of the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine, which Ramallah said were nearly expired. 

“The ministry found that the vaccines we received today from Israel did not meet the specifications, so the government decided to return them,” Palestinian Health Minister Mai al-Kail said. 

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