JERUSALEM: Israel said on Sunday it would vaccinate Palestinians in the West Bank with permits to work in Jewish settlements in the occupied territory and inside Israel against the coronavirus.

The Palestinian Authority said last week it had reached an agreement with Israel that would see the Jewish state vaccinate 100,000 Pales­­tinian labourers.

The Israeli military branch responsible for civil affairs in Palestinian territories said in a statement the vaccinations had been “approved by the political echelon”.

The statement added Israel would “conduct a vaccination campaign for Palestinian workers with employment licences in Israel.

Published in Dawn, March 1st, 2021

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