U.S. UN Ambassador Nikki Haley: Oppose Declaring Tomb of the Patriarchs in Hebron as Palestinian Heritage Site

(Times of Israel) Raphael Ahren - U.S. UN Ambassador Nikki Haley on Friday asked UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres and UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova to oppose a Palestinian effort to have UNESCO declare the Tomb of the Patriarchs in Hebron as a Palestinian heritage site. Haley noted that "The Tomb of the Patriarchs...is sacred to three faiths." She noted that "Many precious sites - from the Democratic Republic of Congo to Libya to Iraq to Syria - are under real and imminent threat of destruction today. They urgently demand UNESCO's full and immediate attention, which should not be wasted on this sort of symbolic action."

2017-07-04 00:00:00

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