The World Health Organisation on Friday rejected Israel’s claim that the WHO was in “collusion” with Hamas and is “turning a blind eye” to the suffering of hostages being held in Gaza. WHO Director normal Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreysus stated that such false claims are dangerous and might endanger the worldwide physique’s workers who’re risking their lives to serve the susceptible.
The clarification by the WHO got here a day after Israeli Ambassador Meirav Eilon Shahar accused the worldwide physique of working in “collusion” with Hamas and “conveniently ignoring” the proof supplied by the Israeli authorities on the use of hospitals in the Gaza Strip by Hamas groups.
The Israeli Ambassador accused WHO of not solely ignoring the proof present by Israeli authorities, but in addition the proof about Hamas terrorists utilizing human defend from the hospitals in Gaza strip. Shahar claimed that the search operations by the Israeli Defence Forces (IDF) in Gaza hospitals led to the restoration of proof of the use of such hospitals by terror teams.
The WHO, for its half, has refuted all allegations.
In a put up on X, Tedros wrote, “WHO refutes Israel’s accusation at the Executive Board meeting yesterday that WHO is in “collusion” with Hamas and is “turning a blind eye” to the suffering of hostages being held in Gaza”.
“Such false claims are harmful and can endanger our staff who are risking their lives to serve the vulnerable. As a United Nations agency, WHO is impartial and is working for the health and well-being of all people,” he added in his put up.
Israel declared warfare on Hamas after the October 7 assault by the terrorist group. Hamas infiltrated Israel by means of land and air, killed a number of of its residents, and seized virtually 250 hostages.
Israel, in response, launched a relentless navy offensive that the Palestinian territory’s well being ministry says has since killed at the least 26,083 individuals.