Israel's Antiquities Chief Compares UNESCO to Islamic State

(Times of Israel) Ilan Ben Zion - Israel Antiquities Authority Director Yisrael Hasson said Wednesday that the UNESCO resolution on Jerusalem holy sites put the UN organization in the same league as IS jihadists who have destroyed archaeological sites in Syria and Iraq. IS overran Palmyra - a UNESCO world heritage site - in May 2015, blew up temples and tower tombs, and used the ancient amphitheater for public executions. "And recently UNESCO in essence joined this system of destruction by diplomatic means," Hasson said.

2016-10-20 00:00:00

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