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Israel insists near-expired vaccines rejected by PA ‘perfectly sound’ as Palestinian groups demand probe into deal
The Pfizer vaccines, which the Palestinian Authority (PA) rejected on Friday due to close expiration date, were identical to those given to citizens inside Israel, the countrys health ministry said.
Earlier this week, the sides agreed that Israel would transfer its short-dated doses of the US-made jab to the occupied West Bank so that PA could accelerate its lagging vaccination campaign. In exchange, the Jewish state was to receive the fresh ampules of the vaccine that Pfizer had been scheduled to deliver to Palestine this autumn.
But after receiving the first delivery of some 90,000 doses from Israel on Friday, the Palestinian Authority called off the deal over claims that the vaccines didn’t meet technical specifications and that “their expiry date was too close.”