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PLO condemns UNESCO for listing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital

Samedi, 16 juillet 2011 - 20h12

samedi 16 juillet 2011


The Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) on Thursday condemned listing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital on the website of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).

Identifying Jerusalem as Israel’s unified capital « is a procedure against humanitarian and international legitimacy and the Security Council’s resolutions that consider East Jerusalem as an occupied city, » said the PLO in a statement.

The PLO called on the UNESCO to withdraw this classification, stressing that East Jerusalem is part of the Palestinian lands that Israel occupied in 1967.

The statement added that the UNESCO « harms the historical and religious rights of the Palestinians and millions of Muslims and Christians » by this sorting.

The Palestinians want East Jerusalem as the capital for their future state.

Source : Xinhua