Israel Lashes Out at UNESCO


Published: 2017-07-10 21:08

Last Updated: 2024-04-20 04:01


Israel has reallocated $1 million of its UNESCO funding in response to the decision to make Hebron a Palestinian heritage site, reports the Middle East Monitor, thereby protecting it from further action within it from the Occupation.

In a move fitting with PM Benjamin Netanyahu’s reactionary politics and tendency to throw fits, the funds will be used to build a Jewish heritage museum within an illegal settlement in occupied Hebron.

Following the decision were the usual sweeping declarations of antisemitism from Israeli officials, whose flaunting of these accusations is the governmental version of “gotcha-journalism”.

Hebron was famously segregated into a Muslim part and a Jewish part, following a 1994 massacre against Muslim worshippers. Despite the supposedly protective split, Israeli aggravation and violations have been rampant within the city, with institutionalised restrictions on the athan and other Islamic rituals, as well as overlooked violence against the Palestinian community.