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UNESCO may send delegation to see Israel violations of Jerusalem

Israeli police officers are seen in front of the Dome of the Rock after the mosque reopened in Jerusalem on 14 January 2019. [Mostafa Alkharouf - Anadolu Agency]
Israeli police officers are seen in front of the Dome of the Rock after the mosque reopened in Jerusalem on 14 January 2019. [Mostafa Alkharouf - Anadolu Agency]

UNESCO said it might send a mission to document Israeli violations in occupied Jerusalem, Al-Wattan Voice reported yesterday.

Speaking to Palestine Voice, representative of the Palestinian Authority (PA) to UNESCO, Mounir Anastas, said: “Israel continues to prevent international UNESCO experts from documenting Israeli violations against holy and archaeological sites in Jerusalem, including Al-Aqsa Mosque.”

He added: “Israel has failed to annex East Jerusalem using legal approaches; therefore, it is trying to Judaise the city by changing its historical and archeological identity.”

Anastas expects the UNESCO mission to be dispatched to the occupied city within two weeks.

Since the weekend Israel has increase its efforts to annex occupied East Jerusalem, closing one of the gates to Al-Aqsa Mosque and assaulting worshippers trying to access the Muslim holy site.

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