On Wednesday, the World Health Organization approved a resolution on the health situation in occupied Palestine and the responsibility of the Zionist regime, in which the occupying regime is asked to guarantee the health of Palestinians.

Iran PressEurope: The World Health Organisation (WHO), on Wednesday, adopted a resolution on health conditions in Occupied Palestine, Anadolu News Agency reports.

The decision was approved by 76 votes to 13, with 35 abstentions and 53 countries absent. The decision was a virtual carbon copy of one passed last year, with the exception of two new clauses – which reflect in some sense the recent escalation of conflcit on the ground.The discussions took place as part of the 76th edition of the World Health Assembly.

The resolution focuses on addressing the humanitarian health needs of people in the Occupied Palestinian Territory.

Those new clauses call on Israeli regime “to ensure unhindered and safe passage for Palestinian ambulances as well as respect and protection of medical personnel, in compliance with international humanitarian law and to facilitate the access of Palestinian patients and medical staff to the Palestinian health institutions in occupied east Jerusalem and abroad.”

The Palestinian-led resolution also asks the UN health agency to assist in improving its health system, ensuring procurement of vaccines, medicine and medical equipment, and ensuring non-discriminatory and equitable access to health in the occupied territories.