Israel’s energy minister shut out of COP26 as venue wasn’t wheelchair accessible

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Israeli minister Karine Elharrar was forced to go back to her hotel after waiting for two hours to get into the COP26 summit venue in Glasgow.

Israel’s energy minister Karine Elharrar was unable to participate in the first full day of the United Nation’s COP26 summit in Glasgow on Monday because the venue was not accessible by wheelchair.

Ms Elharrar, who has muscular dystrophy and uses a wheelchair, told Israel’s Channel 12 she was taken to several entrances but could not gain access to the conference grounds.

There were only two ways of accessing the venue – walking or boarding the shuttle transport – none of which were suited for a wheelchair.

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