Palestinian Proposal to UNESCO: Western Wall Is Part of Al-Aqsa Mosque

(Ynet News) Itamar Eichner - The Palestinians will submit a proposal to UNESCO on Tuesday, backed by Egypt and five other Arab states, to establish that the Western Wall in Jerusalem is part of the al-Aqsa Mosque. It is likely that the proposal will be approved due to the automatic Muslim and Arab majority. The Palestinians also want the countries of the world to condemn Israel for calling on its citizens to bear arms in light of the recent terror wave. They also call for a declaration that the Cave of the Patriarchs in Hebron and Rachel's Tomb in Bethlehem are part of Palestine. Israel's Ambassador to UNESCO, Carmel Shama Hacohen, said, "The new proposal is tantamount to pouring fuel on the fire of incitement and ongoing terror instead of being responsible and calming the situation down. Of course we must not despair or get alarmed, as they have lies whereas we have the ethical, realistic and historical truth, and it will triumph. The Jewish people and the Western Wall are one and the chances of the Palestinians to Islamize the Western Wall are the same as the chances of Islamizing the Jewish people." "We pay a high cost for our existence in our country, but there is no responsible partner able to reduce this cost in the near future, because apart from the question of their right to a state in our country, their conduct raises a critical question regarding their ability to act as a responsible country and this is the saddest conclusion from the Palestinians' conduct at UNESCO."

2015-10-20 00:00:00

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