• Sun. Jul 3rd, 2022

On January 7, MIFF wrote: Danish and international media spread false news that Israel prevents Palestinians from being vaccinated against Corona incl. examples from the Danish media.

International NGOs that pride themselves on standing up for human rights have also done their part to spread Corona lies directed at Israel.

An example is Amnesty International, January 6, they wrote on their website (read the full text HERE in English):

Israel’s vaccine program highlights the institutionalized discrimination that defines government policy toward the Palestinians. Israel celebrates their world record in rolling out the Corona vaccine. Mio. of Palestinians living under Israeli control in the West Bank and Gaza Strip receive no vaccine or have to wait much longer – this illustrates that Israeli life is more important than Palestinian life.

Israeli authorities must ensure that vaccines are delivered equally to the Palestinians living under their control in order to fulfill their obligations under international law. They must also ensure the regular supply of vaccines and other medical equipment to OPT, make the necessary logistical arrangements to ensure the safety and efficacy of the vaccines
, says Saleh Higazi, Deputy Director for Middle East and North Africa at Amnesty International .

The Palestinian Authority (PA) in the West Bank and the de facto Hamas administration in the Gaza Strip cannot themselves finance vaccines or their distribution among the Palestinian population, they are dependent on global cooperation mechanisms such as COVAX , which has not yet started distributing vaccines. Israel must provide full financial support to ensure that the vaccine is distributed immediately to the Palestinian people without discrimination. Israel must also lift the blockade of the Gaza Strip to enable the health care system to function properly in the face of the Corona crisis. Gaza’s health care system has been under occupation for 50 years and under blockade for more than a decade – they cannot meet the needs of the population. The corona crisis and lack of access to vaccines have exacerbated the discrimination and inequality facing the Palestinian people.

On 22 December, 10 human rights and health organizations issued a statement calling on Israel to ensure that their vaccination program includes Palestinians living under Israeli occupation .

The Palestinian Authority (PA) hopes to obtain vaccines for Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza Strip via the WHO.

The Danish Palestinian Friendship Association also took part in the Corona hetzen against Israel:


The truth is that PA does NOT want Israel’s help
In The Guardian – read more HERE. Was Israel criticized in similar terms, further down in the article it said: “Despite the delay, [the Palestinian] authorities (PA) have not asked for help from Israel. Coordination between the two sides was halted last year after Palestinian President [Mahmoud Abbas] suspended security cooperation for several months. ”

PA would NOT talk to Israel when ordering Corona vaccines, PA would NOT coordinate it either complex roll-out of the vaccine program with Israel. Read MIFF’s article on PA’s cessation of cooperation with Israel HERE.

PA must bear responsibility for not wanting to cooperate with Israel
Amnesty International is not the only NGO that has accused Israel of not helping the Palestinians adequately in the fight against Corona, writes the newspaper Jerusalem Post (read more here). Therefore, as early as May 2020, the Israeli government presented to the Supreme Court a long list of measures that Israel had implemented to help the Palestinians stop the Corona infection.
. Israel has, among other things, held courses for Palestinian health personnel and laboratory technicians and provided Corona tests. Following this, the PA decided to stop all cooperation with Israel, which is why the Corona cooperation also stopped. As the PA is responsible for the Palestinian people living in the areas for which it is responsible, the PA must also take responsibility for the consequences of stopping cooperation with Israel.

In December, Israeli Health Minister Yuli Edelstein told the New New newspaper York Times that Israel wants to help prevent the spread of Corona among the Palestinians and that he is not in “doubt that it will happen.”

A few weeks ago, Khaled Abu Toameh wrote in the Jerusalem newspaper Post: – The Palestinians do not expect Israel to sell them the vaccines or for Israel to buy the vaccine on their behalf… the Palestinians will soon receive around four million. doses of the Russian Corona vaccine. With the help of the World Health Organization (WHO), PA has managed to secure the vaccine through other sources.

PA expects to receive the Sputnik V and AstraZeneca vaccines by February. It can be compared to neighboring countries in the region, including countries with larger Palestinian populations such as Lebanon and Jordan, which have not carried out vaccination operations, and many other poor countries that also participate in the WHO vaccine assistance program. In addition, the Jerusalem Post reported on January 6 that Israel has transferred some doses of the vaccines to PA – read more HERE.

PA responsible for vaccine program under the Oslo Accords
The Oslo Accords were temporary agreements – ie not final peace agreements, but are considered internationally legally binding agreements between Israel and the Palestinians – read MIFF’s articles about the Oslo agreements HERE. Under the Oslo Accords, the Palestinian Authority (PA) is responsible for health care – including vaccinations for Palestinians in Judea, Samaria (West Bank) and Gaza. The PA has been responsible for about 30 years for its journalists, who like to quote the terrorist group Hamas’ Ministry of Health (Hamas has controlled Gaza since 2007) for making false claims about Israel’s damage.

Israel already vaccinates Palestinians
Israel vaccinates Palestinians in East Jerusalem. They are not Israeli citizens, they are citizens and according to the Oslo Accords, Israel is responsible for their health services. Palestinians over the age of 60 or those with a chronic illness can be vaccinated in Israeli vaccine clinics close to their homes. Israel also plans to vaccinate even more Palestinians incarcerated in Israeli prisons. From day one, Israel’s vaccine program has been running in the country’s predominantly Arab areas. Concerned that Israeli Arabs would not be vaccinated, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has visited two Arab cities to promote vaccination.

Israel does not discriminate in the vaccine program
There is NO ethnic or religious discrimination in Israel’s vaccine program, on the contrary, the Israeli government encourages all the different minorities in the country – Muslims, Druze, Bedouins, Circassians, Samaritans, Christians and others to be vaccinated. In addition, it must be emphasized that ALL Israeli citizens – regardless of gender, ethnicity and religion – have equal rights under Israel’s Declaration of Independence.

Blockade of Gaza legal under UN and necessary to protect Israelis from terrorist attacks < In 2011, a UN committee concluded that the sea blockade of Gaza is both "legal and legitimate". Israel faces “a real threat to its security from militant groups in Gaza. The sea blockade was introduced as a legitimate security measure to prevent weapons from entering Gaza via the sea. And its implementation met the requirements of international law, "the Palmer Committee wrote.

The Hamas terrorist group has been in control of Gaza since 2007
The Hamas terrorist group has been in control of Gaza since 2007 and has since fired thousands of rockets into Israeli cities. The European Court of Justice confirmed most recently in 2017 that Hamas is a terrorist organization. The lifting of controls on supplies to Gaza will mean free access for Islamist terrorist organizations in the region.
il to import weapons. Hamas, Islamic Jihad, the Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigade, the PFLP and other terrorist organizations in Gaza have in the past used smuggled and self-produced weapons to commit massive war crimes against the Israeli civilian population and against the Palestinian civilian population from which they are hiding. Read more about Hamas and their terror against Israel HERE.

Israel inherited the borders of its mandate under international law
The universal rule for determining borders for new states, uti possdetis juris dictates that they are established with the administrative boundaries of the former administrative authority. Prior to Israel, the Mandate of Palestine was created by the Nations League and administered by Britain. As the only state to come out of the mandate in 1948, international law dictates that Israel inherited the administrative boundaries of the mandate. This principle provides that the territory in question has been under Israeli sovereignty since the independence of the state, it also applied during Jordan’s occupation of the territory between 1948 and 1967. While the territory is politically disputed, the legal principle is completely clear. The term “annexation” is fundamentally misunderstood. Read more HERE.

The principle that a new state inherits borders from the last supreme administrative authority has been applied universally after the independence of new states, including states in Asia, Africa, South America and the former Soviet Union. The only exception now seems to be with regard to the creation of Israel. The principle was established last November after US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo made it clear that Israeli settlements in the West Bank (Judea and Samaria) do not violate international law. Read MIFF’s article USA: – Israeli settlements do not violate international law.

False accusations against Israel attract attention
It gives more clicks on articles with heartbreaking headlines – whether the news is true or not does not matter much. For several years, Infinitum News has pointed out that the media, NGOs, organizations and others do not tell the truth about Israel. Often they also use very dubious sources, as a reader it is therefore impossible to distinguish between truth and falsehood. Anti-Israel attitudes often characterize the media picture and the reporting from Israel is unfortunately then. That is why Infinitum News puts a lot of effort into following the media, NGOs and others.

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