Arab UNESCO Envoy Apologises to Israeli Counterpart for Hebron Vote: Israeli Media

تم نشره في Sun 9 July / Jul 2017. 12:00 AM - آخر تعديل في Sun 9 July / Jul 2017. 04:35 PM

NAZARETH —AlGhad— Israeli newspaper, Yedioth Ahronoth, claims an Arab ambassador has apologised to the Israeli envoy to the UNESCO for having “had to” vote in favour of the Arab group’s proposition to list Hebron’s old city, including the Ibrahimi Mosque, as a World Heritage site.

For their part, the Israeli government has decided to deduct another USD1 million from the UN membership fund in favour of building a Jewish museum near Hebron.

According to the Israeli media, Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, had previously agree with the Arab envoy to vote against the proposition.

However, when the Arab ambassador noticed that the voting was done out in the open, he decided to back down on his assurances.