UNESCO Affirms Again Aqsa Is “Haram Sharif”

تم نشره في Wed 26 October / Oct 2016. 12:00 AM
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AMMAN — UNESCO's World Heritage Committee, that comprises 21 member states, adopted during a meeting in Paris on Wednesday, another resolution on Jerusalem.

The new resolution affirms the success that was achieved by Jordan during UNESCO's Executive Council meeting in Paris last week.

The new resolution, which was proposed by the committee's European member states, was submitted by Lebanon and Tunisia for Jordan and the Palestinians, who are not among the World Heritage Committee.

The resolution comes within Jordan's intensive diplomatic efforts to defend Jerusalem and its holy sites in line with the Hashemite custodianship of those sanctuaries.

The resolution, titled "Occupied Palestine," lays out rules about the preservation of holy sites in Jerusalem, and uses only the Islamic name for a hilltop compound referred to by Muslims as Haram Al Sharif.