UNESCO Vote to Deny Israeli Connection with Al-Aqsa Mosque

UNESCO recently called on Israel to return Al-Aqsa Mosque to pre-1967 war status. (Photo: File)

Israel has been exerting pressure to undermine a UNESCO vote on a joint Jordanian-Palestinian draft resolution denying a Jewish connection with Al-Aqsa Mosque, Israeli news website Ynet News reported on Sunday.

According to the website, UNESCO is set to vote on the draft resolution during the 40th annual meeting of the organisation’s World Heritage Committee which consists of 21 representatives.

The draft resolution denies Jewish connection to all facilities in the holy compound of Al-Aqsa Mosque, including the Western Wall. It also accuses Israel of damaging to holy Islamic sites.

The resolution calls on Israel to return Al-Aqsa Mosque to its pre-1967 status.

Ynet News said that Israel “is seeking to exert greater pressure on the member states in an effort to prevent a recurrence of what took place in April when the committee unilaterally condemned ‘Israeli aggression’ on Al-Aqsa Mosque and disregarded all Israeli or Jewish claims over the area.”

It also noted that a similar attempt in October 2015 failed when it was brought before the organisation.


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  1. It is time that the world condemn everything Israel has done to the Palestinian people. A United Nations action to put Israel BACK into its official borders should have been done decades ago except that USA and England vetos everything UN does about Israel. The historic genocide that Israel has practiced has gone unreprimanded far too long. Israel is NOT a Jewish state, it is a Zionist state of hatred to all of humanity! The Palestinian people need the world’s help, not sympathy. It is beyond time to address Israel’s inhumanity and greed for territory.

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