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Amid clash, Israel to send 1 million COVID-19 vaccine doses to Palestinians

04:28 PM Jun 18, 2021 | Associated Press

Jerusalem: Israel says it will transfer around 1 million doses of soon-to-expire coronavirus vaccine doses to the Palestinian Authority.

Under the agreement announced Friday, the PA will transfer doses to Israel once it receives them from a U.N.-backed programme to supply vaccines to needy countries.

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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.

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

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