However, some reports talked about other declared provisions in the prisoner exchange process, which stipulate that Israel will pay for an unannounced number of vaccine doses against the emerging corona virus, according to the “New York Times” newspaper.
The source pointed out that the deal is based on Israel paying Russia, which has mediated in the prisoner exchange.
It was agreed that Israel would pay a financial compensation, so that Russia would supply its ally Syria with doses of the “Sputnik” vaccine against the emerging corona virus.
Israel is the fastest country in the world to vaccinate its citizens against the emerging corona virus, after it has succeeded in vaccinating more than half of the population, while Syria has not yet started the vaccination process.
The Israeli government refused to comment on the news, which was also done by the official Syrian News Agency, which denied that the vaccine was part of the prisoner exchange deal.
The “New York Times” said that the young Israeli who was detained in Syria belonged to a conservative family in a settlement in the West Bank.
The young woman tried repeatedly to cross the border illegally towards Syria, and at one point sought to exit via Jordan and another time via Gaza, but she was stopped by the Israeli forces, received a warning and was warned not to try again.
The Israeli authorities only learned of the young woman’s disappearance when a number of her friends reported her disappearance.
The British newspaper “The Times” reported that the Israeli young woman was in a love affair with a young man on the Syrian side, and this was what pushed her to cross the border before she was arrested, so the “love affiliation” attempts were unsuccessful.
The Israeli young woman was arrested in Syria, when a Syrian civilian approached her. He realized that she was not Syrian and informed the local police.
In her quest to restore Israeli citizenship, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke twice to Russian President Vladimir Putin, while Israeli National Security Adviser Meir Ben Shabat communicated with his Russian counterpart, Nikolai Patrushev.
Initially, Syria demanded that Israel release the Syrian citizens, but the exchange was stalled due to the latter’s unwillingness to return to their countries.
And since Israel no longer had any compensation until it offered Syria in the prisoner exchange, the issue of providing doses of the vaccine to Syria was raised.
The 23-year-old woman crossed into Syria, specifically near Mount Hermon, on February 2, without being intercepted by the Israeli forces or the Syrian army.