| 20 July 2024, Saturday |

Israel dismisses UN rights chief request for access to country

Israel rejected on Thursday a request from the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Volker Türk, to visit the country amid growing concerns over escalating violence in its conflict with Hamas.

In response to Türk’s request to allow him to visit the country, the Israeli mission to the United Nations in Geneva told Agence France-Presse, “Israel is not aware of any additional benefit to the visit of the High Commissioner at this time.”


  • AFP