(Communicated by the Civil Administration in Judea and Samaria)

This evening the Civil Administration in Judea and Samaria facilitated the entry of 20,000 doses of swine flu vaccine to the Palestinian Authority. This effort, which brought the vaccines to Ramallah via the Qalandiya crossing, comes a few days before Palestinians set out to the Hajj to Mecca early next week and was necessary since vaccination against swine flu is a condition for entrance into Mecca, Islam’s holiest city.

The Civil Administration places great value on cooperation and coordination with the Palestinian Authority in the fields of health and religious expression.