Kuwaiti official lauds UNESCO decision on protecting Jerusalem’s sovereignty
A Kuwaiti official lauded yesterday the United Nations Educational, Scientific, Cultural Organization’s (UNESCO) approval of an Arab-backed resolution rejecting Israeli claims of sovereignty over Jerusalem. Kuwaiti delegate to the organization Dr Meshal Hayat said that the approval of the Arab draft resolution was a moment of triumph for the Palestinian cause.
The Kuwaiti official indicated that Israel was an occupying force that had no rightful claims over Jerusalem. The decision also condemned Israeli continuous violations in Jerusalem, a city consider under occupation since 1967. UNESCO’s World Heritage Council passed the resolution submitted by the council’s Arab states during its meeting in Poland on Sunday. —KUNA
PARIS: The 41st Session of UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee in progress. — KUNA