Health Ministry: 700 Palestinian workers get first vaccines from Israel

Some 700 Palestinian workers were vaccinated today as part of a pilot program at the Sha’ar Efraim checkpoint between the West Bank and Israel, the Health Ministry says.

The ministry says the full vaccination program for some 120,000 Palestinians who are legally employed in Israel and in West Bank settlements will start Sunday, at Sha’ar Efraim and seven other checkpoints, as well as four settlement industrial zones.

Palestinian workers wait to be vaccinated by Magen David Adom staff at the Sha’ar Efraim checkpoint in the West Bank, March 4, 2021 (COGAT)