Wednesday, May 19, 2010

WHO demands immediate end to Gaza blockade

Google News, May 18, 2010


GENEVA — The World Health Organization demanded Tuesday that Israel end a blockade on the occupied Palestinian territories, saying that it was causing a shortage of medicines, particularly in the Gaza Strip.

An annual meeting of the WHO — the World Health Assembly — this week in Geneva passed the resolution with 63 member states voting in favour. Eight states voted against, 51 abstained and another 63 were absent during the vote.

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