Israel Prison Service to vaccinate Palestinian inmates

The Israel Prison Service said Sunday it began vaccinating all incarcerated people against Covid-19, including Palestinians, following calls from rights groups, Palestinian officials and Israel’s attorney general. Israel has given at least one vaccine dose to more than two million of its citizens, a pace widely described as the world’s fastest per capita. But the Jewish state faced harsh criticism when Public Security Minister Amir Ohana said Palestinian prisoners would be the last to get inoculated. Israel’s Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit wrote to Ohana condemning the comment as “tainted…

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