Elderly residents of Israel have already been receiving vaccinations against COVID-19 for a week and a half, this one in Tel Aviv.

Security Minister Blocks COVID-19 Vaccine for Palestinian Prisoners

The Israeli Health Ministry reported on Wednesday, December 30, that the total number of residents in the country inoculated against COVID-19 is currently more than 500,000. However, Israeli Public Security Minister Amir Ohana has issued a directive preventing Palestinians detained by Israel from receiving vaccinations, in violation of mandatory Health Ministry guidelines. Adalah – The Legal…

Maher al-Akhras and MK Ofer Cassif at the Medical Center in Rehovot where the Palestinian prisoner is being detained, Friday, November 7.

Palestinian Ends 103-Day Hunger Strike after Israel Commits to End His Administrative Detention

Palestinian detainee Maher al-Akhras ended his hunger strike, which lasted 103 days, after security services promised not to extend his administrative detention. Al-Akhras’s decision was first announced by the Chairman of the Higher Arab Monitoring Committee in Israel and leading Communist Party member, Mohammad Barakeh on Friday, November 6. Barakeh added that al-Akhras, 49, who hails…