According to Palestinian Health Minister Mai al-Kaila, Israeli action and economic restraints have contributed to a medicine shortage in Palestinian territory.

During a presentation in Ramallah attended by officials from the United Nations, the United States, the European Union, and the World Bank, Al-Kaila examined the situation of health care in Palestine.

The Palestinian healthcare industry is suffering as a result of Israeli restrictions and a lack of crucial foreign support and aid, according to the Anadolu Agency.

She claims that there is a major shortage of drugs due to a lack of financial support for treatment programs. According to al-Kaila, the Israeli occupation has made it extremely difficult for medical staff and patients to travel between cities such as Area C, Gaza, and Jerusalem.

The occupied West Bank was divided into three sections as part of the Oslo II Accord. Area A, which covers 18 percent of the West Bank, is administered by the Palestinian Authority.

Approximately 21% of the West Bank’s Area B is governed jointly by Palestinian civil administrations and Israeli security forces. Area C is under Israeli military and administrative control, and any Palestinian initiative or action must be sanctioned by Israeli authorities.

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