Ahead Of New Vote, UNESCO's Website Acknowledges Jewish History of Hebron

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UNESCO on Friday declared the Old City of Hebron an endangered world heritage site, sparking outrage from Israel in a new spat with the Palestinians at the worldwide body.

UNESCO has granted a Palestinian request to declare the Old City of Hebron in Israel, a Palestinian world heritage site.

While such votes are usually taken by a show of hands, Poland, Jamaica, and Croatia asked for a secret ballot. Following the decision, the holy site known to Jews as the Tomb of the Patriarchs and to Muslims as the Ibrahimi mosque is a "Palestinian site" and considered "under threat".

Israel's UNESCO ambassador, Carmel Shama-Hacohen, reportedly accused the committee of not conducting a true secret ballot.

It is "disappointing and embarrassing to see UNESCO denying history and distorting reality time after time to knowingly serve those who try to wipe the Jewish state off the map", Bennett added.




The few hundred Israelis live closed off in several small settlements most of the world considers illegal, with Palestinians largely banned from entering and using nearby streets.

After a UNESCO resolution in early May that denied Israeli sovereignty in Jerusalem, Netanyahu also ordered a $1 million cut in Israel's annual United Nations dues. That brutal murder failed to sever our ties to the city and Tomb of the Patriarchs, which has been a Jewish site since biblical times.

The Israeli foreign ministry said that adding the Hebron site to the World Heritage list would "ignore the sensitivity of and Jewish connection to the city of Hebron" and would "further the organization's politicization".

Hebron is the oldest Jewish community in the world, with Jews having lived there nearly continuously for over 2,500 years. It comprises virtually all Israeli settlements and most of the West Bank's territory, but only 10 percent of its Palestinian population. Shabbir said that PM's visit to Isreal had sent a wrong and misguided signal to the friendly middle east countries and it is essential for both the PMO and the MEA to make a timely announcement on how and why the PM's itinerary had missed Palestine.

The Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, a conservative-leaning Israeli research group, said the Unesco designation ran contrary to the Palestinian commitments in the Oslo peace accords of the 1990s for the joint governance of Hebron and shared worship in the Cave of the Patriarchs. In 1929, Arabs killed 67 Jews in a rampage still seared into Israeli minds.

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