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Palestinians believed Israel was throwing poison at them from planes when Israel spread immunization against rabies

Official PA TV program Palestine This Morning, on an outbreak of rabies, hosting Director of the Veterinary Services in the PA Ministry of Agriculture Dr. Iyad Al-Adra

Director of the Veterinary Services in the PA Ministry of Agriculture Dr. Iyad Al-Adra: “We know about the existence of the disease within the Green Line (i.e., Palestinian term for Israel; the Green Line is the ceasefire line between Israel and the neighboring Arab countries, 1949-1967) for more than four months. We are monitoring this through direct contact with the Israeli Veterinary Services. We are monitoring the development of the disease and the map of the spread of the disease with them… The Israeli Veterinary Services of course spread immunizations against the disease with planes in the areas under their control, especially the remote areas, which has caused a little panic among some of our brothers, the [Palestinian] citizens, that they are throwing poison at us. But truthfully, we clarified the matter- what is being thrown is just a special immunization for the struggle against rabies among the wild animals.”

Green Line - 1949-1967 ceasefire line between Israel and the neighboring Arab countries (Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon and Syria) following Israel's War of Independence (1948-1949). Land within the Green Line is all part of the State of Israel since 1949. Land outside the Green Line includes East Jerusalem, the West Bank, the Gaza Strip, and the Golan Heights.