Israeli Minister Orders Not to Vaccinate Palestinian Security Prisoners, Despite COVID Directives

Health Ministry says prisoners fall under the second priority group alongside others facing a high risk of exposure, such as chronically ill patients and first responders

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Israel’s Public Security Minister Amir Ohana instructed the Israel Prison Service late last week not to inoculate Palestinian security prisoners, despite Health Ministry’s guidelines that prisoners should be part of the second group of Israelis to be vaccinated against coronavirus, together with security personnel.