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Head of Supreme Muslim Council: Palestinians have declared that the Al-Aqsa Mosque “is an Islamic mosque and that the Jews have no connection to it,” which was "confirmed by UNESCO"

Headline: “Jerusalem personalities call to come to the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque”
     “[Head of the Supreme Muslim Council and head preacher in the Al-Aqsa Mosque] Sheikh [Ikrima] Sabri emphasized that the Al-Aqsa Mosque needs daily monitoring and for people who can to come to it to hold prayers there… He said: ‘Five ministers in the Israeli government claim Israeli sovereignty [over the Al-Aqsa Mosque].’ He explained that our people’s resistance and unity prevented this, and everyone felt and understood that the Al-Aqsa Mosque belongs to the Muslims, and on July 27, [2017,] ‘around 100,000 Palestinians’ declared that this is an Islamic mosque and that the Jews have no connection to it, which was also confirmed by UNESCO (UN Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization).’”

UNESCO (UN Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization) passed a resolution in Paris on “Occupied Palestine” on Oct. 13, 2016, with 24 countries voting in favor, 6 against, and 24 abstentions. The resolution was later approved by UNESCO's World Heritage Committee on Oct. 26, 2016, in a secret ballot in which ten countries voted in favor of the resolution, two opposed, eight abstained, and one country, Jamaica, was absent.
In the resolution UNESCO refers to the Temple Mount, the holiest site in Judaism, only as “Al-Aqsa Mosque/Al-Haram Al-Sharif,” and presents it only as a “Muslim holy site.” The resolution condemns “escalating Israeli aggressions” and Israeli “violations” at the site, and calls on Israel “to respect the integrity, authenticity and cultural heritage of Al-Aqṣa Mosque/Al-Ḥaram Al-Sharif… as a Muslim holy site of worship.” The resolution likewise refers to the Western Wall Plaza as the “Al-Buraq Plaza ‘Western Wall Plaza,’” adding quotation marks to the Jewish name for the site.
The resolution was submitted by Algeria, Egypt, Lebanon, Morocco, Oman, Qatar, and Sudan.
The countries voting for the resolution were: Algeria, Bangladesh, Brazil, Chad, China, Dominican Republic, Egypt, Iran, Lebanon, Malaysia, Morocco, Mauritius, Mexico, Mozambique, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Qatar, Russia, Senegal, South Africa, Sudan, and Vietnam.
Those voting against it were: Estonia, Germany, Lithuania, The Netherlands, the UK, and the US.
Mexico later noted for the record that its position on the issue is one of abstention, although the vote count was unaffected.
Full text here: http://unesdoc.unesco.org/images/0024/002462/246215e.pdf
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