Thursday, March 23, 2006

Israel's helping hand: Israel Providing Palestinians With Drugs Against Bird Flu

Israeli Agriculture Minister Ze’ev Boim has ordered the transfer of 300,000 doses of Tamiflu, a drug to combat flu, to the Palestinian Authority (PA). The transfer of the drug doses will be handled by the IDF district coordinating office, via Erez Crossing in northern Gaza. Agriculture Ministry officials report the decision to transfer the drugs was made in response to an appeal from a World Health Organization official.Earlier on Thursday, it was reported that avian flu was detected in Palestinian Authority (PA) controlled Gaza, in the area of the former Jewish community of Netzarim.

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