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POST ON WEST BANK VACCINATIO­NS SPARKS SOCIAL MEDIA DUST-UP

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A Twitter post by NDP MP Charlie Angus on Israel’s vaccinatio­n policy has kicked up a storm of social media controvers­y. The online post links to an article in The Guardian newspaper that says Palestinia­ns in the Israeli- occupied West Bank and Gaza are not part of Israel’s rapid rollout of COVID-19 vaccines, whereas Jewish settlement­s are. “This ( is) appalling,” Angus, pictured, wrote, capping off the tweet with the words, “# apartheids­tate.” The post Sunday sparked a backlash, including from Liberal MP Ya’ara Saks. Saks, who represents Toronto’s York Centre riding, which includes a sizable Jewish community, said in a reply that the Palestinia­n Authority is largely responsibl­e for the medical care of its citizens under the Oslo Accords.

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