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PA praises UNESCO resolution calling Cave of the Patriarchs a Palestinian heritage site, which “rejects the Israeli occupation’s claims regarding the Jewish identity of the place”

Headline: “A diplomatic victory: UNESCO puts Hebron and the Ibrahimi Mosque on the World Heritage List*
The [PA] president: Our success is thanks to the quiet Palestinian diplomacy and the support of our brothers and friends*
Palestinian satisfaction and Israeli hysteria, Washington warns that its relations with UNESCO will be reevaluated”
     “[PA] President Mahmoud Abbas praised [the fact] that UNESCO (UN Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization) put Hebron on the World Heritage List…
He added: ‘Thanks to the quiet Palestinian diplomacy and the support of the members of our people, our brothers, and our friends in the world, UNESCO voted on two important resolutions, the first on the matter of Jerusalem, and the second regarding Hebron, as they are ancient cities. The two resolutions were successful despite the pressures applied to many states by Israel and the US.’
The [PA] government welcomed the UNESCO resolution. It emphasized that [the resolution] emphatically rejects all of the Israeli claims that are being made demanding that the Ibrahimi Mosque (i.e., Cave of the Patriarchs) be added to the [list of] Jewish heritage [sites], and confirms Hebron’s Palestinian identity…
[PA] Minister of Tourism and Antiquities Rula Ma'ay'a said in a phone call with Reuters that the resolution is ‘a great victory’…
Ma'ay'a emphasized in a press statement the importance of this historic event, which confirms the Palestinian identity of Hebron and the Ibrahimi Mosque, and confirms that it, its heritage, and its history belong to the Palestinian people.
The Fatah Movement welcomed the resolution and emphasized: ‘This event confirms the Arab-Palestinian identity of Hebron with all of its historical, religious, and cultural elements. It also rejects the Israeli occupation’s claims regarding the Jewish identity of the place, and puts an end to its attempts to fabricate history and deceive the global community.’”

UNESCO (UN Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization) passed a resolution in Krakow, Poland, on July 7, 2017, submitted by the Permanent Delegation of Palestine to the UN, inscribing the Old City of Hebron - which includes the Cave of the Patriarchs, where the Jewish Patriarchs and Matriarchs are buried - on the World Heritage List, acknowledging it as a Palestinian heritage site.
It also inscribed it on the List of World Heritage in Danger, stating that it "considers that the property is faced with serious threats which could have deleterious effects on its inherent characteristics and for which an immediate action by the World Heritage Committee is needed," said threats apparently coming from the Israeli military control of the area.
The resolution was passed in a secret ballot with 12 countries voting in favor, 3 against, and 6 abstaining.
This resolution is one of many UNESCO resolutions that are frequently passed condemning Israel, particularly regarding Jerusalem.
UNESCO report on the resolution: http://en.unesco.org/news/two-new-sites-inscribed-world-heritage-list
Draft of the resolution: https://www.unwatch.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/Amendment-to-41-COM-8B.1.pdf

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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