A cargo plane operated by Etihad Airways offloads aid related to the coronavirus disease for Palestinians, at Ben Gurion Airport [Israel Airports Authority via Reuters]

The Palestinian Authority (PA) has rejected an aid shipment from the United Arab Emirates, according to the Palestinian health minister.

In a news conference on Thursday, Mai Kaila said her country refused to receive the medical aid as the Emirati side ignored to coordinate with them.


“The UAE has not coordinated with us regarding the medical aid, and we reject to receive it without coordination,” said the minister.

“We are a sovereign country, and they should have coordinated with us first.”

Earlier on Thursday, Maan News Agency, known for being close to the PA, said citing informed sources the decision came

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