Critics of Israel claim the Jewish state deserves little credit for vaccinating the Palestinian population, because it was Israel’s responsibility and obligation all along to do so. Despite the fact that this is emphatically not the case, but this entire argument really misses the biggest problem. And that is that while the Palestinian Authority and Hamas have always been happy to paint Israel as the biggest human rights abuser in the region, the question that the Canadian news media really ought to be asking is: how do regimes which receive billions of dollars annually in foreign aid manage to, in the midst of a global health crisis, suddenly appear to be completely unable to purchase vaccines for their population?
Spokespeople for Hamas and the Palestinian Authority and Hamas would love to say that these are cash-strapped regimes because Israel has choked off their revenue, but it turns out that this is not quite true. In fact, when it comes to lining the pockets of Palestinian leaders and paying Palestinian terrorists salaries, the Palestinian Authority and Hamas seems to have no problem doling out cash – and a lot of it.
Find out more in episode 3 of The Honest Report with Mike Fegelman.