Online pharmacies in the city of Jerusalem have become a major source of medicine and cash for many of the local residents, who have been without any access to traditional pharmacies for years.
A study published by the Jerusalem Post on Thursday showed that there were more than 70 online pharmacies selling medicine, medicine supplies, cosmetics, vitamins and other products in the Palestinian-controlled West Bank and East Jerusalem.
The study said that online pharmacies are also a popular source of payment for medical expenses, including for dental care.
“The majority of the patients are Palestinian citizens of Israel, who are in need of healthcare services, and are not allowed to get prescriptions,” the study stated.
“Many people rely on online pharmacies to pay for basic healthcare services like dental care.”
The report was compiled using information from the Jerusalem Health Ministry, which has launched a “health online portal” to help the Palestinian residents pay for healthcare in the West Bank.
According to the Jerusalem Monitor, the ministry launched the “health portal” on the same day as the study was published.
Israel launched the health portal last October, when it launched the Health Insurance Portal.
It is the first time that Israel has launched its own health insurance service and the first to offer health insurance to Palestinians.
Israeli health officials have been promoting the health services offered by the Health and Welfare Authority (HWA) in the territories since the beginning of the second intifada, which started in 2000.
Since then, the government has launched the Healthcare Authority and Health Insurance Authority, which are both overseen by the National Health Authority.