Israel dismisses UN rights chief request for access to country

Israel dismisses a request from the UN rights chief to access the country after he called for an international probe into the Israel-Hamas war and appeared to equate Israeli actions to those of the Hamas terror group.

“Israel is not aware of any added benefit of the high commissioner’s visit at this time,” the country’s mission to the UN in Geneva tells AFP, when asked about Volker Turk’s request to be permitted to visit.

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