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UNESCO condemns Israel's violation of Palestinian cultural heritage

February 11, 2014 at 12:57 pm

UNESCO’s Executive Board adopted on Friday six decisions strongly condemning the Israeli aggressions against Palestinian cultural and historical heritage.

The decisions were filed by the State of Palestine and Hashemite Jordanian Kingdom to UNESCO’s 192nd Session of the Executive Board.

A majority of the members voted in favour of the decisions, which strongly condemned Israeli aggression against the cultural and historical heritage of Jerusalem, Hebron, Bethlehem and Gaza.

Voters expressed their deep concern about Israel’s continuing illegal excavations in and around the Old City of Jerusalem and its Walls.

Meanwhile, the Organisation strongly condemned Israel for not permitting a UNESCO delegation of experts to visit the violated heritage places in the occupied city of Jerusalem.

Israel’s representative to the Organisation strongly condemned the decision and described UNESCO’s policy was biased “against Israel.”