London, 7 July 2017
The London-based Palestinian Return Centre (PRC) hailed on Thursday a report by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) rejecting Israel’s self-proclaimed sovereignty over Occupied Jerusalem and al-Aqsa Mosque.
PRC beleives UNESCO’s decision represents another slap on the face of Israel’s counterfeit narratives and confirms Palestinians’ inalienable sovereignty over Occupied Jerusalem.
PRC pushes for translating the decision, along with its historical and legal assets, into action so as to defend Jerusalem and the Islamic and Christian places of worship against Israel’s Judaization schemes and sacrilegious excavations.
UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee convened in Krakow, south of Poland, on Tuesday where it approved the wording of a proposed resolution denying that Israel is the sovereign power over Jerusalem and condemning it for conducting archeological excavations in the Old City. The proposal was submitted to the UN body’s Cultural Committee by Arab states. Ten member-states voted in favor of the bid, three voted against it.