Palestinians accuse Israel of blocking vaccines to Gaza

The Palestinian Authority on Monday accused Israel of refusing to allow some 2,000 coronavirus vaccine doses destined for Gaza health workers into the blockaded coastal strip. The health ministry of the PA, based in the occupied West Bank, had planned to send the Russian Sputnik V doses to Gaza, a separate territory run by the Islamist group Hamas. But on Monday evening, the ministry said Israel had blocked the transfer. Israel carries “the full responsibility of this arbitrary move” said minister Mai al-Kaila in a statement, saying her ministry was coordinating with international organisation…

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