Jordan has received an injection of vaccine to combat the coronavet virus, which has killed more than 2,500 Palestinians and displaced more than 300,000 in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, health officials said Monday.
Health Minister Muhammad al-Azzam said the vaccine was given to Palestinians who have already received the vaccine in the Israeli-occupied West Bank.
The vaccine was injected into a small group of Palestinian families at the Ben Gurion Hospital in the southern West Bank city of Ramallah.
The outbreak of the coronavesis has seen the death toll rise from more than 100 to almost 900 in the past two weeks.
The death toll has surpassed 500 in some areas.
Jordan’s Health Ministry said Monday that the Palestinian Red Crescent Society has received more than 7,000 doses of the vaccine since the outbreak began, and it has delivered another 5,000 to Palestinian Red Cross clinics.
More than 4,500 Palestinian refugees in the Gaza Strip are also receiving the vaccine, according to a health ministry statement.
A report from the Israeli newspaper Haaretz reported that the Israeli military has been supplying the vaccines to Palestinian armed groups.
The United Nations said on Friday that Israel has been violating international humanitarian law by providing arms to Palestinian groups in the occupied West Bank, where they are fighting the Israeli army and its allies.
Israel has denied supplying the arms.