Israeli soldier shoots and paralyzes Palestinian man in dispute over power generator


But UK-based rights group Amnesty said Israel needed to "stop ignoring its worldwide obligations as an occupying power and immediately act to ensure that Covid-19 vaccines are equally and fairly provided to Palestinians living under its occupation in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip".

In less than three weeks, Israel has vaccinated nearly 15% of its 9.3 million people with the first of two doses of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine, dramatically outpacing the rollout in the United States and much of Europe, in terms of population size. A Palestinian Authority official told The Jerusalem Post on Tuesday that the semi-autonomous government is now working on obtaining vaccines from Israel.

According to the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, Israel demolished 664 Palestinian buildings in Area C of the West Bank during 2020 and displaced 572 people.

Shany Mor, a researcher at the Israel Democracy Institute, said on Twitter that "no mainstream outlet has done more than the Guardian in the past 30 years to normalize the view that the Jewish state is uniquely diabolically evil".

Nammour described the Israeli approach as shortsighted, because so many Israelis and Palestinians live or work in close proximity.

Meanwhile Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu visited a Covid-19 vaccination facility in Umm Al-Fahm on Friday, meeting the millionth Israeli to get the jab.

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Israeli rights group B'Tselem said Abu Aram was helping a neighbour to build a house at the time of the shooting. Some officials have suggested that the government might turn over any surplus once Israel's population has been vaccinated.

The video has been widely circulated by Israeli human rights organizations and in Israeli and Palestinian media. "It made NO request for #Israel for vaccine". Arabic-speaking residents of East Jerusalem, who mostly identify as Palestinian, have begun being vaccinated.

Ali Abed Rabbo, director-general of the Palestinian health ministry, estimated the first vaccines would probably arrive in February.

The Palestinian Authority had earlier entered an agreement with the World Health Organization to receive vaccines through COVAX - the global initiative to manufacture and distribute COVID-19 vaccines fairly.

"The suspect threw a knife at the officer, who responded with fire and neutralised the suspect", the statement added. "The Achilles' heel lies in the chain of supply of the vaccine in January", Amos Harel wrote recently in the newspaper Haaretz.