These vaccines, which have almost expired under the exchange agreement, are being given to Palestine.
The new vaccine exchange deal was first announced on Friday by the office of the new Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett.
According to the BBC, under the terms of the agreement, the Palestinian Authority will also give Israel the same dose of vaccine from Pfizer that it is supposed to receive.
Human rights groups have criticized Israel for not doing enough to bring Palestinians under its control in the occupied territories.
However, Israeli officials say the Palestinian Authority’s Ministry of Health is responsible for vaccinating people in Gaza and parts of the West Bank under the Oslo Accords.
About 55 percent of Israelis have completed two doses of the vaccine after receiving several million doses of Pfizer vaccine. On the other hand, 33 percent of Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza received only one dose of the vaccine, Palestinian officials say.
“Physicians for Human Rights Israel” said on Twitter, criticizing Israel’s offer of vaccines to Palestinians under the terms of the agreement.
The Israeli office said an initial 1 million doses of vaccine had been sent on Friday. However, it is not clear when all doses of vaccine will be sent. The Palestinian Authority’s health ministry said it would receive the Pfizer vaccine in August or September.
The Israeli government said in a statement that it could receive vaccine shipments from Palestine in September or October.
In addition to receiving vaccinations from Israel, Palestine is receiving vaccines from Russia, China, the United Arab Emirates, and the Global Covacs program.
The Palestinian Authority canceled an understanding whereby Israel would move 1 million portions of Covid immunizations to it in return for a comparative number not long from now, hours after the arrangement was declared on Friday.
The Palestinians said the portions, which Israel started delivery to the involved West Bank, are excessively near lapsing and don’t satisfy their guidelines. In declaring the arrangement, Israel had said the immunizations “will terminate soon” without determining the date.
Palestinian authorities had gone under hefty analysis via online media after the understanding was reported, with many blaming them for tolerating disappointing antibodies and proposing they probably won’t be viable.
There was no prompt remark from Israel, which had to a great extent shut down for the week after week Sabbath.
Israel said Friday it would move around 1 million dosages of soon-to-terminate Covid immunizations to the Palestinian Authority in return for a comparable number of portions the Palestinians hope to get in the not so distant future.
Israel, which has completely resumed subsequent to immunizing some 85% of its grown-up populace, has confronted analysis for not offering its immunizations to the 4.5 million Palestinians in the involved West Bank and Gaza.
The dissimilarity has worked out across the globe as the greater part of antibodies went to well off nations. As those nations have gained ground containing their own episodes, they have as of late started vowing supplies for more unfortunate nations that were abandoned for quite a long time.
The new Israeli government, which was confirmed on Sunday, said it would move Pfizer antibodies that are near terminating, and that the Palestinian Authority would repay it’s anything but a comparable number of immunizations when it gets them from the drug organization in September or October. Up to 1.4 million portions could be traded, the Israeli government said in an articulation.
“We will continue to find effective ways to cooperate for the benefit of people in the region,” Foreign Minister Yair Lapid tweeted after the deal was announced.
COGAT, the Israeli military body that coordinates civilian affairs in the occupied territories, said it had coordinated the delivery of the first 100,000 doses to the West Bank on Friday.
The Palestinians portrayed the agreement differently, saying Pfizer had suggested the transfer as a way of speeding up its delivery of 4 million doses that the PA had already paid for in an agreement reached directly with the drug company.
“This is not an agreement with Israel, but with the Pfizer company,” Palestinian Health Minister Mai Alkaila said earlier Friday, before the deal was called off.
At a press conference Friday evening, she said health officials who inspected the vaccines found they “did not meet standards and so we decided to return them.”
Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh ordered the cancellation of the agreement and the return of the vaccines to Israel, his spokesman said. Ibrahim Milhim said the Palestinians would not accept “about-to-expire” vaccines from Israel, citing the official Israeli statement.