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The PNA is seeking recognition of the Cave of the patriarchs to Palestinian cultural heritage site of UNESCO

The press service of the UN Secretary General announced that antónio Guterres is not going to intervene in the dispute around the inclusion of the Cave of the patriarchs and the Old city in Hebron to the list of world heritage of UNESCO, which threatens destruction.

«We would like to see such problems solved with the help of bilateral dialogue. But, in principle, this issue is under the jurisdiction of UNESCO», — said the head of the press service of the UN Secretary General Stefan Dyuzharrik.

The decision to add both objects to the list promoting the Palestinian mission at UNESCO. It is expected to be submitted to the Commission on legacy, which is in Krakow in the first half of July. The «state of Palestine» is a full member of this organization.

About the plans of Palestinians to assign the cave was reported by Ynet. According to the publication, the second largest Shrine of Judaism, is buried where Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Sarah, Rivka and Leah, trying to intercept using fake news.

To convince the Commission that the monument, erected long before the advent of Arabs in Hebron, threatens destruction, the Palestinians said that «the occupation authorities» are using the concrete for restoration. In fact, it was used in the repair, agreed with the Muslim Waqf.

The representative of Israel to UNESCO Carmel Shama-Cohen said that we are talking about waging war against Israel by other means, and compared the allegations in the destruction of the tomb with the blood libel. He recalled that Israel gives the Muslims the access to the tomb of Abraham, whom Muslims consider as its ancestor.

The PNA is seeking recognition of the Cave of the patriarchs to Palestinian cultural heritage site of UNESCO 18.06.2017

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