Israel Transfers Flu Vaccine to Gaza

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JERUSALEM, Israel - Israel transferred 10,000 doses of swine flu vaccine to the Gaza Strip, following the first confirmed cases of the virus over the weekend, a government press release stated on Tuesday.

Israeli Coordinator for Government Activities in the Territories (COGAT) and the Gaza District Coordination and Liaison Office (DCL) are working closely with the PA government's Palestinian Civil Committee in Gaza to help contain the outbreak. 

"The Gaza DCL is making great efforts on all levels and through all channels to assist the non-combatant Palestinian population from the Gaza Strip, with an emphasis on the field of health. This is part of our overall humanitarian effort vis-à-vis the Gaza Strip," DCL Commander Moshe Levi said.

"Since the beginning of 2009, approximately 8,000 Gaza patients and their loved ones have entered Israel for medical reasons," the press release stated.

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