PA welcomes UNESCO resolution criticising Israeli policies

The Palestinian Authority yesterday praised a controversial UNESCO vote that saw the adoption of a draft resolution that sharply criticised Israeli policies around Al-Aqsa Mosque whilst also rejecting any Jewish links to the holy site. The resolution also condemned Israeli policies at the Ibrahimi Mosque in occupied Hebron and the Bilal ibn Rabah Mosque/Rachel’s Tomb in occupied Bethlehem while urging an end to the near decade-long Israeli blockade on the Gaza Strip. In a statement, the PA said the decision to adopt the UNESCO resolution reflected the “continued commitment of the majority of member states to confront impunity and uphold the principles upon which UNESCO was founded.” The PA said it was disappointed that some states had altered their vote … Continue reading PA welcomes UNESCO resolution criticising Israeli policies