World Health Organization passes motion alleging Israel violating health rights

Chris

Administrator
Staff member
World Health Organization passes motion alleging Israel violating health rights
UN body’s ‘cynical politicization’ slammed after it approves lone region-specific resolution on West Bank, Gaza and Golan in its annual session
By TOI staff

The UN’s World Health Organization held a session Tuesday singling out Israel as a violator of Palestinians’ health rights and passed a resolution on the matter, in the only country-specific discussion during its annual assembly, which was largely devoted to the coronavirus pandemic. The delegations of some 25 countries held speeches accusing Israel of violating the health rights of Palestinians and the Druze population in the Golan Heights.

The agenda item was slammed by UN Watch, a nonprofit that tracks alleged incidents of anti-Israel bias in the United Nations and its bodies, where pro-Israel critics say there is an automatic majority against the Jewish state. Similar resolutions have been passed in previous years. The resolution required the WHO to hold the same debate at next year’s assembly, and to prepare another report on the “Health conditions in the occupied Palestinian territory, including east Jerusalem, and in the occupied Syrian Golan.” The motion passed with 82 countries supporting it, 14 opposing, 40 abstaining and 38 absent.

more............. https://www.timesofisrael.com/world...tion-alleging-israel-violating-health-rights/
 
Top