Incident at a Checkpoint, Distribution of Covid Vaccine in oPt – 6 April 2021 Daily Press Briefing – (Excerpts)

6 APRIL 2021

The following is a near-verbatim transcript of today’s noon briefing by Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesman for the Secretary-General.


Questions and Answers


uestion:  Thank you, Stéphane.  This morning, in the village of Bir Nabala, north of Jerusalem, an Israeli checkpoint stopped the car of Osama Mohammed Mansour and his wife.  It was clear, and they let him go, and they immediately fired at him, killing him immediately and wounding his wife.

How long the Palestinians going to be killed and the UN going to keep just mentioning these number in a monthly report?  Why there is no statement on this extrajudicial killing?

Spokesman:  I will check with the Special Coordinator if they’ve issued anything, but I can tell you that we report regularly on the violence that we see in the Occupied Palestinian Territory.

Question:  My second question, Stéphane, about how much COVAX have offered the Palestinian a vaccine?  Do you have any numbers?

Spokesman:  How much they’ve received?

Question:  Yeah, how much the Gazans and Palestinians in general receive from COVAX.

Spokesman:  We had an update a few weeks ago.  I’ll get you those numbers this afternoon.


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