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Adalah – The Legal Center for Arab Minority Rights in Israel submitted a letter to Israeli health officials calling for setting up COVID-19 vaccine stations for Palestinians living in two areas of Jerusalem in which Israel holds the responsibility.
Kufr Aqab neighborhoods and Shufat refugee camp were illegally annexed and fall within the boundaries of Israel’s Jerusalem municipality, but are located behind Israel’s separation wall. Israel has not established any COVID-19 vaccination stations to serve the 150,000 residents of the two areas.
Adalah Attorney Suhad Bishara called on Israeli health authorities, including the Israeli Health Ministry and a number of Israeli health maintenance organizations charged with administering the COVID-19 vaccines to the public, to take immediate action to provide COVID-19 vaccinations for the residents of these two neighborhoods hard hit during the pandemic.