The Washington Post claimed, in spite of clear evidence to the contrary, that Israel had never destroyed Palestinian Covid clinics. In fact Israel is guilty of this and a multitude of other human rights abuses – as a pandemic rages, and with financial support from the US.
Following weeks of criticism, Israel’s Health Ministry reverses decision to bar a Palestinian student at Tel Aviv University from getting the COVID-19 vaccine.
“Sometimes it’s naïve to believe that one is guaranteed basic human rights,” she stated.
Since the beginning of the pandemic, Israel’s government has occasionally committed to helping to the Palestinians under its occupation – but consistently failed to follow through. Could this be considered genocide?
While Israel boasts of its great Covid vaccine rollout, it keeps making very public, deliberate decisions to snub Palestinians, even though it’s legally responsible for their welfare. Can the world keep ignoring such delinquency?
If Dr. Anthony Fauci still plans to accept the Dan David Prize from Israel after he knows the facts, he may want to use the award money to buy vaccines for the people of Palestine.
“No country has done what we are able to do,” said Israel PM Benjamin Netanyahu. He is so right – but not in the way he thinks he is.
The apartheid system under which Israel operates inside the occupied territory could not be better displayed than in the case of the COVID-19 vaccine — who gets the vaccine, and who doesn’t, is a simple matter of nationality.
In fact, Israel could vaccinate its entire population before Palestinians receive a single dose.
The demolitions rendered 25 children homeless, despite Israeli promises not to demolish inhabited dwellings during the coronavirus outbreak. A father and his young children were asleep when Israeli forces came to destroy the houses. “Imagine what it’s like when a little boy is asleep and the army suddenly barges in…”