Palestinians scrap vaccine deal as Israel jabs 'about to expire'

By: AFP      Published: 11:39 PM, 18 Jun, 2021
Palestinians scrap vaccine deal as Israel jabs 'about to expire'

The Palestinian Authority said Friday it cancelled a deal that would have seen Israel provide it with one million Covid-19 vaccine doses as the jabs are "about to expire".

An initial delivery of Pfizer doses failed to conform "to the specifications contained in the agreement, and accordingly prime minister Mohammad Shtayyeh instructed the minister of health to cancel the agreement," government spokesman Ibrahim Melhem said.

"The government refuses to receive vaccines that are about to expire," he added, in a statement carried by the official WAFA news agency.