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Israeli minister unable to enter Glasgow summit over wheelchair inaccessibility

Knesset member Karine Elharrar speaks during a culture event in Kfar Yona on March 9, 2019. (Flash90)
Knesset member Karine Elharrar speaks during a culture event in Kfar Yona on March 9, 2019. (Flash90)

Energy Minister Karine Elharrar is in Glasgow, but hasn’t been able to enter the venue of the UN climate summit because it is inaccessible to people in wheelchairs.

For two hours, organizers refused to let her enter the large compound in the vehicle in which she arrived, and they eventually offered a shuttle that would transport her to the summit area.

The problem is that the shuttle vehicle isn’t wheelchair-accessible. So Elharrar, who has muscular dystrophy, remained stuck outside of the climate summit for the whole day.

She has returned to her hotel in Edinburgh after organizers refused to let her enter in any other way.

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