UNESCO’s (the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization) Executive Board voted to declare the sites as “al-Haram al-Ibrahimi/Tomb of the Patriarchs” and “Bilal bin Rabah Mosque/Rachel’s Tomb” and stated that they were “an integral part of the occupied Palestinian Territories” and any unilateral Israeli action was a violation of international law.
What one would imagine from this headline are nefarious outlaw terrorists, as Palestinians are branded on their own land by the foreign element Zionists, throwing a firebomb at Rachael’s Tomb, which happens to be a Muslim, Christian AND Jewish holy site not a Jewish one, out of sheer hatred for everything Jewish.
Israel occupied the Bilal bin Rabah mosque in the 1967 Six-Day War designating as a Jewish holy site while it sits in a Christian and Muslim holy site. Today, the Maqam is surrounded by Israel’s West Bank recent barricade wall to keep Palestinians and Christians out.
The PX Commission of the Executive Board of UNESCO adopted resolutions which say that the Tomb of the Patriarchs in Hevron and Rachel’s Tomb in Bethlehem are “an integral part of the Occupied Palestinian territory.”
The resolutions also condemned Israel for building the security fence, carrying out excavations in eastern Jerusalem, and for “other measures aimed at altering the character, status and demographic composition of the Occupied Palestinian territory.” They also assert that Israel destroyed Palestinian schools, including in the illegal Bedouin outpost Khan al-Ahmar.
The resolutions were submitted by Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Oman, Qatar and Sudan, and were approved several minutes after the beginning of the commission’s meeting. The committee includes the 59 members of UNESCO’s Executive Board.
Over a year ago, UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee declared that the old city of Hevron and the Tomb of the Patriarchs were “Palestinian” heritage sites. In 2010, a report by the organization branded the Tomb of Rachel a mosque.
In 2005, following Israeli only approval on 11 September 2002, the Israeli West Bank barrier was built around the tomb, effectively annexing it to Jerusalem. A 2005 report from OHCHR Special Rapporteur John Dugard noted that: “Although Rachel’s Tomb is a site holy to Jews, Muslims and Christians, it has effectively been closed to Muslims and Christians.”
On October 21, 2015, UNESCO adopted a controversial resolution reaffirming a 2010 statement that Rachel’s Tomb was: “an integral part of Palestine.” On 22 October 2015, the tomb was separated from Bethlehem with a series of concrete barriers.
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Israel’s ambassador to the United Nations Danny Danon responded to the resolution:
“This is further evidence, for anyone who did not understand why the United States and Israel withdrew from UNESCO, that again proves that UNESCO is a body based on lies and biases, and is deliberately acting against us,” said Danon.
“The State of Israel will not be a member of an organization that is trying to rewrite history and willing to be manipulated by our enemies.”
Another deceptive Israeli headline: Palestinians tried to burn down Joseph’s tomb while protesting.
The real headline is:
Israeli Settlers Invade Joseph’s Tomb, Several Palestinians Injured
Several Palestinians were injured by Israeli gunfire overnight Monday, as hundreds of illegal Israeli settlers forced their way into Joseph’s Tomb near the northern West Bank city of Nablus, Palestine security sources told WAFA.
Israeli forces escorted a convoy of buses packed with hundreds of extremist Jewish settlers into the site, located in the Palestinian Authority controlled area, sparking confrontations with Palestinian residents.
Soldiers opened fire on Palestinians protesting the raid and attempting to block settlers’ access to the site, injuring several protestors with rubber-coated steel bullets. At the time of writing, the number of injured is unknown.
Soldiers also showered protesters with tear gas canisters, causing many to suffer tear-gas inhalation, all of whom received first aid treatment at the scene.
Settlers repeatedly invade Joseph’s Tomb, located in a densely populated area in Nablus, provoking chaos and confrontation with local residents.
European invader Jews claim ownership and change Palestine history everywhere they go. They create chaos and use violence everywhere they go.
Now the Israeli news.
A firebomb was thrown at Jewish worshipers at Rachel’s Tomb in Bethlehem Palestinian “terrorists”.
Jerusalem police said that “an object was thrown at the barrier wall at the Tomb of Rachel on Monday; there were no casualties and no damage was caused.”
Rabbi Tzvi Uziyahu, one of the rabbis administering Rachel’s Tomb institutions, told Israel National News, “By God’s grace we had a miracle. If God forbid the explosives had ignited, there would have been many casualties at the bus stops and at the entrance to the tomb.” Jewish studies and prayers continued at Rachel’s Tomb despite the firebomb attack, he added.
Located on the northern edge of Bethlehem, the tomb is revered as the burial place of the Jewish biblical matriarch Rachel, the wife of Jacob and mother of Joseph and Benjamin. It is considered one of Judaism’s holiest sites.*
Only the Palestinian Jews (before the European invasion) are the real Jews and they don’t usurp from the Muslims or Christians…Palestine belongs to all Palestinians.