mercredi 5 juillet 2017

US Ambassador to UN Slams Efforts to List Ibrahimi Mosque UNESCO Endangered Site

L'ambassadeur des États-Unis à l'ONU critique les efforts pour lister la mosquée Ibrahimi site de l'UNESCO menacé

The Ibrahimi Mosque. in Hebron. (Photo: via MEMO)

United States Ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley expressed late on Monday her opposition to a planned UN Educational, Cultural and Scientific Organization (UNESCO) vote over whether to include the Old City of Hebron and the Ibrahimi Mosque on its World Heritage in Danger list.

UNESCO is scheduled to decide on the status of Hebron’s Old City on July 7 or 8 during an ongoing conference in Krakow, Poland. The vote is also expected to include a clause rejecting Israeli sovereignty over occupied East Jerusalem, which Israel annexed in 1980 in a move never recognized by the international community.

Haley, who has repeatedly accused the UN of “bullying” Israel by focusing on its violations of international law, insisted in a statement sent to UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova and UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres that the Ibrahimi Mosque – also known as the Cave of the...

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