UNESCO recognizes status of Jerusalem as occupied city

Palestine

Published: 2021-10-14 10:09

Last Updated: 2021-10-17 19:14


UNESCO recognizes status of Jerusalem as occupied city
UNESCO recognizes status of Jerusalem as occupied city

During UNESCO’s Executive Board 212th session, a decision on the Old City of Jerusalem and its walls was adopted, confirming the status of Jerusalem as an occupied city.

In a statement, the Palestinian Ministry of Foreign Affairs said that the adoption of the resolutions of "occupied Palestine" and "cultural and educational institutions" was unanimously adopted by the members of the Executive Council of the organization, noting that the two resolutions "confirm the status of Jerusalem as an occupied city, and the invalidity of the measures taken by the Israeli [Occupation], the occupying power, in the Holy City, and the need to stop it immediately.”

The Palestinian Foreign Ministry welcomed the vote on the two resolutions, and stressed the need to implement other decisions concerning Palestinian sites in the West Bank, including the Ibrahimi Mosque in the city of Hebron."

It expressed its rejection of the Israeli Occupation practices aimed at "Judaizing heritage and religious sites, and banning Palestinian Christian and Muslim worshipers from accessing them."

The Palestinian Foreign Ministry welcomed the vote on the two resolutions, and stressed the need to implement other decisions concerning Palestinian sites in the West Bank, including the Ibrahimi Mosque in the city of Hebron.

The ministry called on the international community and UNESCO to "put pressure on the Israeli [Occupation] to stop its illegal measures and attempts to deliberately sabotage the Palestinian Christian and Islamic cultural heritage."