Israel Starts Vaccinating Palestinians With Work Permits

Medics and police officers check a shipment of the Russian Sputnik V vaccine inside a truck at the Kerem Shalom border crossing, in Rafah, Gaza Strip, on February 17. (Abed Rahim Khatib/Flash90)

Israel on Thursday began giving coronavirus vaccinations to Palestinians in the PA with permits to work in Jewish communities in Yehudah and Shomron and inside Israel.

“The vaccination campaign for Palestinian workers began Thursday with a pilot test on 700 people with work permits in Israel,” said COGAT, the Israeli military branch responsible for civil affairs in Palestinian territories.

The Palestinian Authority said on February 19 that it had reached an agreement with Israel that would see Israel vaccinate 100,000 Palestinian laborers.

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