EU joins Arab states in seeking access for U.N. rights envoy to Gaza

March 23, 2015 5:49 PM

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GENEVA (Reuters) - The European Union (EU) joined Palestinian and Arab delegations on Monday in calling on Israel to allow a U.N. human rights investigator to visit Gaza, while the United States and Israel snubbed the debate.

Israel has not cooperated with special rapporteur Makarim Wibisono, who presented his first report to the Human Rights Council based on interviews with people in Amman and Cairo, or witnesses on video calls in Gaza.

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