UN high commissioner denied entry to Palestinian territories by Israel

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Volker Türk
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Volker Türk. (Photo: Twitter/X)
NEW YORK — The United Nations Human Rights Commission spokesperson, Ravina Shamdasani, revealed that Israel barred UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Volker Türk, from entering and denied his visit to the Palestinian territories. اضافة اعلان

Despite Türk's request, he managed to communicate with civil society representatives from those areas. The UNHCR head initiated a five-day Middle East tour on Monday, emphasizing the need for access to Palestinian territories and Gaza, Amad reported.

Last week, his office stated that Israel "commits various war crimes in Gaza, but only the competent court can determine if it rises to the level of genocide." The UN Secretary-General called for an immediate Gaza conflict ceasefire, warning of it becoming a "graveyard for children." In response, Israeli UN representative Gilad Erdan criticized Guterres, claiming he had lost his moral compass.

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