Israël a mené le monde en matière de vaccination contre le COVID-19. Aujourd'hui, il fait face à un autre défi auquel d'autres pays devront faire face: comment équilibrer la santé publique et les droits des personnes non vaccinées.
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When it comes to vaccinating people against COVID-19 as quickly as possible, Israel is the undisputed world champion so far. In per capita terms, the country has administered more than 55 doses of either the Pfizer or the Moderna vaccine for every 100 residents. A full third of its population has already received at least the first of the two required doses.
A frightened policeman fires a live round as a warning shot. Young men cowed by baton-wielding officers, drenched in foul smelling chemicals from water cannon, scream abuse. Ultra-Orthodox Jews clashing with Israeli authorities has become an almost daily routine.
At the immediate heart of the tensions is the refusal of some elements within the community to observe tough lockdown regulations that ban gatherings of more than five people inside and 10 outdoors.
APRNEWS - President Donald Trump assured Israel on Sunday that it has Washington’s full support after the Jewish state led waves of retaliatory strikes in the Gaza Strip in response to Palestinian rockets.
APRNEWS - Israeli forces destroyed two apartments in the occupied West Bank on Friday that housed the family of a Palestinian accused of killing an Israeli woman in February, the army said.
Soldiers surrounded the apartment block in the flashpoint southern city of Hebron beginning late on Thursday.
APRNEWS - Israel loosened restrictions on fishermen off the blockaded Gaza Strip on Monday by allowing them to travel up to 15 nautical miles into the Mediterranean, the largest distance in years.
APRNEWS - New evidence shows chief rabbi demanding that citizens from former Soviet Union prove their Jewishness before they can marry; in some cases close relatives instructed to take tests as well; Lieberman demands chief rabbi resign immediately
APRNEWS - A Palestinian wounded last month during clashes on the Israel-Gaza border succumbed to his wounds on Monday, the health ministry in the Palestinian enclave said.
A spokesman for the ministry said in a statement "Bissam Safi, 22, died this morning".
REUTERS - Israel launched more air strikes on Gaza on Tuesday as Palestinians kept up rocket fire on Israeli territory, in the worst surge of violence since a 2014 war.
APRNEWS - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Thursday Israel will defend itself against Iran, after a friendly fire incident in Syria this week linked to Israeli strikes on Iranian targets there.
Syria accidentally downed a Russian plane late Monday, killing all 15 people on board, the same evening Israel launched strikes in the war-torn country.