PA: UNESCO Motion Denying Jewish Ties to Temple Mount a ‘Victory for Palestinian People’

Ynetnews reports: Fatah, the ruling party in the Palestinian Authority, welcomed on Thursday a UNESCO resolution which fails to acknowledge Jewish ties to the Temple Mount.

“This decision is an important victory for the Palestinian people, the protectors of al-Aqsa, and in terms of national defense,” a Palestinian spokesperson said.

A Fatah press release said that the importance of the decision lies in its content, specifically that it denies any historical connection between Jews and Jerusalem and the Temple Mount.

The statement also stressed the important timing of the resolution, which comes “at a time of increased Judaization of Jerusalem and an increase in the number of infringements (by Jews) into al-Aqsa, along with the number of home demolitions.”

The Fatah statement also asserted that the resolution would never have passed had it not been for Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas’s diplomatic skills—an apparent jab at rivals Hamas—and the help of both Arab nations and other countries all over the world.

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