An Israeli government official with knowledge of the transfer told Global News Israel was the first nation to deliver vaccine doses to the Palestinian Authority, which will be used to inoculate health-care professionals.
Israel leads the world in COVID-19 vaccinations, inoculating almost 15 per cent of the country’s 9.3 million population in about two weeks.
The news comes two weeks after the United Nations criticized the Israeli government for not extending its vaccination campaign to Palestinians living in the Gaza Strip and West Bank, calling it “morally and legally” unacceptable in an online statement.
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