RAMALLAH, Monday, February 15, 2021 (WAFA) – The Minister of Health, Mai Alkaila, said today that the Israeli occupation authorities banned the entry of coronavirus vaccines into the besieged Gaza Strip.
In a statement, the health minister held the Israeli occupation authorities responsible for this arbitrary procedure, which she stressed is contrary to all customs, laws, and international agreements.
She noted that the ministry sent 2,000 doses of the Russian Sputnik-V vaccine to the Gaza Strip, but the occupation refused to let the vaccines into the coastal enclave.
Alkaila pointed out that these doses were intended for medical staff working in the intensive care units designated for Covid-19 patients, and the teams working in emergency departments.
The minister stressed that the government and the Health Ministry are communicating with international organizations to pressure Israel to allow the entry of vaccines as quickly as possible into the Strip.