Three countries ask Israel for COVID vaccines if Palestinians nix deal

On Friday, Palestinian Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh ordered the PA to scrap a deal in which Israel would give the PA about 1 million doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine because many of the doses were set to expire.

"Three countries have reached out to Israel over the past 24 hours to strike a similar deal to the one Israel had reached with the Palestinian Authority, in case the deal with the Palestinians isn't renewed," the source said. The vaccines in question will expire in July, according to the source.

Meanwhile, the Palestinian Health Ministry said Sunday that it intends to resume negotiations with Israel's Health Ministry and Pfizer about "safe vaccines that meet our standards."

Moreover, a political source told Haaretz on Saturday that Israel and the Palestinians are still in talks to roll out the deal.

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