Jordan, UNESCO adopt resolution on Jerusalem’s Old City

Al-Aqsa Mosque/Al-Haram Al-Sharif. (File photo: Jordan News)
AMMAN — The Executive Board of the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) unanimously adopted a resolution during its 216th session on Wednesday regarding the Old City of Jerusalem and its walls.اضافة اعلان

The official spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates, Ambassador Sinan Mulali, stated that the adoption of the resolution came as a result of Jordanian diplomatic efforts and coordination with the State of Palestine, as well as the Arab and Islamic groups within the organization.

He explained that the resolution and its annexes affirm all aspects of Jordan's position regarding the Old City of Jerusalem and its walls, including the Islamic and Christian holy sites.

It also reaffirms the rejection of all Israeli measures aimed at changing the character and legal status of the holy city, considering them null and void.

A call to cease illegal actions and violationsThe resolution calls on Israel to cease its illegal unilateral actions and violations against the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque/Al-Haram Al-Sharif and the Old City of Jerusalem and its walls.

He added that this resolution reiterates the content of previous resolutions issued by the Executive Board and the World Heritage Committee concerning Jerusalem, all of which expressed regret due to Israel's non-compliance as an occupying power in halting excavations, tunnel constructions, and all illegal activities in East Jerusalem, in accordance with international law.

The spokesperson pointed out that the resolution consolidates the achievements of previous resolutions, particularly by affirming the names Al-Aqsa Mosque/Al-Haram Al-Sharif as synonymous with one meaning.

It also called for expediting the appointment of a permanent representative of the UNESCO Director-General in the Old City of Jerusalem to monitor all actions within the organization's jurisdiction and dispatching an interactive monitoring mission from UNESCO to Jerusalem to observe all violations committed by Israel, the occupying power, under international law.

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