Israel to send Palestine 1m vaccine doses

Israel to send Palestine 1m vaccine doses

Israel says it will transfer around one million doses of soon-to-expire Pfizer coronavirus vaccine doses to the Palestinian Authority.

Under the agreement announced on Friday, the Palestinians will reciprocate by transferring doses to Israel once it receives them from a UN-backed program to supply vaccines to needy countries.

Israel, which has vaccinated some 85 per cent of its adult population, has faced criticism for not sharing its vaccines with Palestinians in the occupied West Bank and Gaza.

The agreement was announced by the new Israeli government led by Naftali Bennett that was sworn in on Sunday.

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