“Yuli Edelstein’s dismissal of the vaccine for Palestinians issue should have come as no surprise. Just last week, the occupation state opened the sluice gates on rainwater reservoirs near the nominal Gaza border and flooded Palestinian farmland, destroying crops. Also last week, Israeli occupation forces destroyed the Palestinian Bedouin village of Al-Araqib for the 182nd time in ten years. Compassion is not in the Israeli lexicon.
The 600,000 Israeli settlers living illegally in the occupied Palestinian territories do so subject to Israel’s civil legal system. Their Palestinian neighbours, meanwhile, live under military law. The settlers are being vaccinated, but the Palestinians under Israeli occupation aren’t, despite calls by Amnesty International for Israel to provide vaccine doses to those living in the occupied West Bank and Gaza.”