Israel's Gantz demands halt to 'illegal' vaccine gifts

Israeli Defence Minister Benny Gantz called Thursday to freeze distribution of surplus coronavirus vaccines to allies, claiming the move was “illegal”. On Tuesday, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Israel would send a “limited quantity” of vaccines to the Palestinians and several countries, including two that have announced plans to boost their diplomatic presence in Jerusalem. But in letter Thursday to Netanyahu, Gantz said that while the decision to give vaccines to the Palestinian Authority followed “due process” and Israel’s medical needs, “supplying vaccines to other countries was ne…

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