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PA Religious Affairs Ministry: “UNESCO resolution confirms the failure of the Israeli attempts... to falsify the history of [Jerusalem], to Judaize it, to change its Arab and Islamic characteristics”

Headline: “The [PA] Ministry of Religious Affairs praised the UNESCO resolution condemning the Israeli violations in Jerusalem”
       “The [PA] Ministry of Religious Affairs praised the UNESCO (UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) resolution considering Jerusalem as under Israeli occupation and condemning the excavation activities that the Israeli Antiquities Authority is carrying out in Jerusalem and around the Al-Aqsa Mosque (See note below –Ed.). The [PA] Ministry of Religious Affairs said that this resolution is a sort of victory for the Palestinian history and right, and an emphasizing of the depth of the Arab and Islamic civilization in the historic land of Palestine…
It added: ‘The UNESCO resolution confirms the failure of the Israeli attempts and plans to falsify the history of the city, to Judaize it, to change its Arab and Islamic characteristics, and to spread the Israeli narrative regarding Jerusalem throughout the world.’”

UNESCO (UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) passed a Jordanian sponsored resolution in Krakow, Poland, on July 4, 2017, denouncing Israel's activity in the Old City of Jerusalem, particularly excavations, and stating that it is "the occupying power" in East Jerusalem, including the Old City of Jerusalem.
Ten countries voted in favor - Azerbaijan, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Tunisia, Turkey, Vietnam, Cuba, and Zimbabwe; 3 against - Jamaica, the Philippines and Burkina Faso; and 8 abstained - Angola, Croatia, Finland, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Tanzania, and South Korea.
This resolution is one of many UNESCO resolutions that are frequently passed condemning Israel, particularly regarding Jerusalem.
Full text here: http://go.ynet.co.il/pic/news/drjeru.pdf
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