UNESCO Declares Israel’s Destruction Of East Jerusalem World Heritage Site Illegal

UNESCO has previously adopted 19 measures recognizing the historic status of East Jerusalem prior to its occupation by Israeli forces in 1967.

Catholic priests wait for the start of the procession in Jerusalem's Old City, June 6, 2016. (AP/Ariel Schalit)

Palestinian leadership has welcomed a new resolution passed by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization Tuesday declaring practices by “Israeli occupying authorities,” in East Jerusalem's old city “illegal". The resolution, sponsored by Jordan, was approved during a session in Krakow, Poland with ten countries voting

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