US Democratic Politicians Slam Israel for Preventing Palestinians Access to Vaccine

Rep. Joaquin Castro was among the US Democratic lawmakers who condemned Israel for its refusal to vaccinate Palestinians. (Photo: Joaquin Castro FB Page)

Democrat politicians in the US have slammed Israel for preventing Palestinians from accessing the coronavirus vaccine.

In an Instagram post by the Institution of Middle East Understanding (IMEU), politicians criticized Israel for its lack of responsibility in ensuring Palestinians also received the vaccine to protect against COVID-19, which has ripped across the world, causing a global pandemic.

Newly elected Democratic Congressman Jamaal Bowman said:

“[Israeli Prime Minister] Netanyahu must ensure that both Israelis and Palestinians have access to the Covid vaccine. This cruelty is another reminder of why the occupation must end.”

Congressman Joaquin Castro said:

“I’m disappointed by [Israel’s] exclusion of Palestinians under Israeli occupation from these vaccination efforts, despite making Covid vaccines available to Israeli settlers in the West Bank.”

Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib, who is a Palestinian-American, accused Israel of being a racist state, which would deny her grandmother access to a vaccine, saying:

“Israel is a racist state, and that they would deny Palestinians like my grandmother access to a vaccine, [shows] that they don’t believe she’s an equal human being that deserves to live.”

This comes as Israel enjoys the world’s fastest vaccine distribution rate. With regular imports of Pfizer Inc. vaccines, it has administered at least one dose to more than 25 percent of its nine million population since December 19, its Health Ministry says.

However, while Israeli nationals, including those living in illegal West Bank settlements, receive the inoculation, Palestinians forced to endure Israel’s decades-long occupation have not been offered access to the medication, in contravention of international humanitarian law.

(Palestine Chronicle, MEMO, Social Media)

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3 Comments

  1. I wish the politicians criticizing Israel would take over the country and send the other politicians to the ICC. I wonder what Israel will do if and when the Palestinians infected with the virus intentionally or unintentionally infect Israel Jews with the virus.

  2. More racsist cruelty by the rogue nuclear apartheid occupier. But don’t you dare criticise these policies or you may be accused of antisematism. If they keep up such genocidal policies being labeled with that tar will become a badge of courage & honor

  3. Theodore Herzl’s book:THE JEWISH STATE was published in 1898. Zionist genocide against the Palestinians was planned that early…when Jews comprised only seven percent of the population of Palestine! The U.S.,Britain,and France have supported this genocide from day one.
    We, the People, must see that it ends and Justice is enacted. The Palestinians forced to flee in 1948 must return as is their right under international law; and Israel must leave the occupied territories, including East Jerusalem…otherwise there IS NO INTERNATIONAL LAW.

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