Palestinians to Claim Meoras Hamachpeilah at UNESCO

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Tovah Lazaroff reports for the Jerusalem Post that UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee is set to debate registering the Old City of Chevron – including the Meoras Hamachpeilah – as part of the “State of Palestine,” when it meets from July 2 to 12 in Krakow, Poland.

“This is a new front in the war over the holy places that the Palestinians are trying to ignite as part of their propaganda campaign against Israel and the history of the Jewish people,” Israel’s Ambassador to UNESCO Carmel Shama HaCohen told the Jerusalem Post on Thursday. “This is a clear continuation of the attacks and hallucinatory, outrageous votes in UNESCO regarding Jerusalem, the Temple Mount and the Western Wall.”

He said registration of sites jointly used by Israelis and Palestinians should wait until there is a final status agreement that ends the conflict. To register the site to one party prior to such an agreement will only deepen the conflict.

{Matzav.com Israel News}

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  1. How can Meoras Hamachpelah belong to Palestinians who are the newest people on the face of the earth, created on the 4th of June 1967 when a day before they were Jordanians?

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