Jerusalem24 – The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, on Wednesday, unanimously adopted a resolution regarding the Old City of Jerusalem and its walls.
The spokesman for the Jordanian Foreign Ministry, Dhaifallah Al-Fayez, said that the UNESCO Executive Council adopted the decision. “the result of a Jordanian diplomatic effort in coordination with the brothers in the State of Palestine and the Arab and Islamic regions of the organization,” stated Al-Fayez.
Al-Fayez considered that the decision affirms the Jordanian position towards the Old City of Jerusalem and its walls, including the Islamic and Christian holy sites. Noting that the decision confirms that Israeli measures aimed at changing the character and legal status of the Holy City are null and void. He also said that the decision confirms UNESCO’s decisions on Jerusalem, “which all expressed regret over the failure of Israel, as the occupying power, to stop excavation and tunnels construction and all illegal works condemned in East Jerusalem in accordance with the rules of international law.”
The UNESCO decision set that the Al-Aqsa Mosque and the Al-Haram Al-Sharif are synonymous with one meaning.
The decision demanded the speedy appointment of a permanent representative of the General Directorate in the Old City of Jerusalem to monitor the procedures within the powers of the organization, and the sending of a monitoring mission from UNESCO to Jerusalem regarding Israel’s actions, as it is the occupying power under international law.