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Palestinian Health Ministry to complete deal with Israeli health ministry

Jerusalem24 – Dr. Mai Al-Kaila, Minister of Health, said that the ministry will renegotiate with Pfizer and the Israeli Ministry of Health to complete the implementation of the agreement on vaccines.

Al-Kaila stated that, “This will be done in accordance with safety and security conditions and validity dates that match the specifications of the World Health Organization, to move forward with the national vaccination campaign, to reach the 70% of community immunity, and to spare our people the risk of other mutations of the Corona virus, or return to closures.”

She continued, “We will resume discussions with the “Pfizer” company to obtain the vaccines that expire at the end of the month of July, as soon as possible, so that we have sufficient time to vaccinate all groups established according to the national vaccination plan.” She indicated that what was circulated in some media outlets, that the agreement obligates the Palestinian side to receive one million and 400 thousand doses at once, is incorrect. She also clarified that Palestine did not have any financial compensation to return the vaccines to the Israeli side, because the agreement from the beginning did not include imposing additional fees or paying the prices of the doses to Israel, given that the Palestinian government had paid their prices to the parent company.

 

 

Mohammad Hamayel

Ramallah based journalist, Mohammad graduated from Al-Quds University with a B.A. in Media and Television. He has covered the 2015 Jerusalem Intifada as well as the Great March of Return for international media outlets. currently an editor/presenter at Jerusalem24. A UN alumni and a follower of global events and politics, especially American affairs.

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