Palestine accuses Israel of blocking vaccine delivery

Palestinian Health Minister Mai al-Kaila has accused Israel of preventing the delivery of Russia’s Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine doses to the Gaza Strip, reported the Sputnik news agency.

According to the Palestine news agency Wafa, al-Kaila said that on Monday, a Sputnik V shipment intended for health workers was sent to Gaza but Israel prevented it from reaching its destination.

The health minister stressed that such actions run contrary to all laws and international agreements.

Palestine was the first country in the Middle East to register Russia’s Sputnik V vaccine.

The coronavirus vaccination campaign in Palestine kicked off earlier this month, with medical personnel being the first in line for the jabs.

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