Israel to give Palestinians vaccines for 1,000 medical workers — report

Israel will provide vaccines for around 1,000 Palestinian healthcare workers in the West Bank, according to the Walla news site.

The report cites military sources, who say the shots will be transferred as soon as possible, in two shipments.

The Palestinians have yet to formally ask Israel to inoculate wide swathes of their population, although a previous request by Ramallah for 10,000 vaccines for frontline healthcare workers was reportedly rejected by Israel.

Ramallah has also sent mixed signals on whether Israel ought to provide vaccinations for the Palestinians. Palestinian health officials have said that they are not planning to receive any shots from Israel, and have vigorously denied reports that Israel transferred 200 doses of coronavirus vaccine as a humanitarian gesture.

Israeli officials have responded by saying that the Palestinians are uresponsible for vaccinating their own people according to the 1993 Oslo Accords between the two sides, although some have said that Israel will consider providing immunizations once all Israelis are vaccinated.

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