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Israel dismisses UN rights chief request for access to country

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Israel on Thursday dismissed a request from the UN rights chief to access the country, amid growing concern over spiraling violence in its war with Hamas.

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“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 told AFP, when asked about Volker Turk’s request to be permitted to visit.

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