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Israel’s Heinous Treatment Of The Palestinians Over Vaccines

Covid 19

It’s quite amazing what the Israelis will get up to you know. Really rather surprising:

Israel has faced criticism from human rights groups for not extending its vaccine program to most Palestinians living under Israeli control even as Israelis living in West Bank settlements were being vaccinated.

Palestinian officials have recorded hundreds of Covid-19 cases a day in the occupied West Bank and in the Hamas-run Gaza Strip, the crowded Palestinian coastal enclave whose borders are tightly controlled by Israel and Egypt, and health officials believe the true numbers are much higher. Palestinians in those areas have yet to receive vaccines.

Isn’t that just terrible? The government of Israel is not providing vaccines for people who do not live in Israel?

The facts being that Palestinians who live in Israel are being vaccinated on exactly the same basis as anyone else who lives in that country. Some in East Jerusalem are – those who turn up at the vaccination centres in fact.

Gaza, well, Gaza is run by Hamas. So, it’s up to Hamas to produce and deliver the vaccines then, isn’t it? And the West Bank? The Palestinian Unity Government if I’ve got my People’s Front of Judea stuff the right way around. Who, presumably and in fact, have the responsibility for public health there.

But Israel’s being criticised for not vaccinating people who do not live in Israel. Presumably the next complaint is that the Americans aren’t vaccinating Cuba. You know, it’s close by, the governments hate each other, so it’s exactly the same, right?

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The Mole
The Mole
3 months ago

But isn’t it Israel who are claiming that the West Bank and Gaza strip are both part of Isreal territory?

They also have a stranglehold on the region preventing normal trade and government from occurring (e.g. restricting fuel to generate electricity: https://www.aa.com.tr/en/africa/red-cross-warns-power-cut-in-gaza-may-hit-health-sector/1946259) which is going to impact Hamas’ ability to store and distribute vaccines significantly..

jgh
jgh
3 months ago
Reply to  The Mole

Israel have never claimed Gaza is part of Israel, and there’s no historical or Biblical support for a claim on Gaza, it’s solidly not-Israel.

Spike
Spike
3 months ago
Reply to  The Mole

The “stranglehold…preventing normal trade” owes more to Hamas’ ability to store and distribute missiles.

Melissa
Melissa
3 months ago
Reply to  The Mole

One reason why there are restrictions on SOME products reaching the Palestinians is because they have a funny way of being used for offensive purposes, like concrete to build tunnels to the Israeli side of the border.

Boganboy
Boganboy
3 months ago

Given the rise of Boko Haram when the polio vaccination campaign was started in Nigeria, and the continuing murder of vaccinators in Pakistan, I can easily understand the Israelis not wanting to send in the troops and force the Palestinians to accept vaccination.

I’m sure that if they’d done this, the media would now be flooded with claims of vaccine side effects caused by the wicked Zionists using the poor old Palestinians as guinea pigs.

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