Associated Press  |  February 24, 2021

Lawrence Gostin, professor of global health law at Georgetown University, said it’s understandable that Israel would want to take care of its own citizens first. But “at some point it becomes ethically grotesque,” he said.

He said that beyond having a moral responsibility to the Palestinians, it would be smart to help them.

“The reason it’s a smart thing is that it would gain Israel enormous benefits in its reputation in the region and globally,” he said. “Failing to share the vaccine won’t be forgotten because so many people needlessly die from preventable disease.”

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