United Nations Educational, Cultural and Scientific Organization (UNESCO) on Wednesday morning approved a resolution that denies Jewish ties to al-Aqsa Mosque.
The resolution, entitled “Old City of Jerusalem and its Walls,” was approved by a large majority, with 10 countries voting in favor, eight abstaining and two opposing the text.Â
Jamaica was absent and did not participate in the vote.
The resolution was submitted by Lebanon and Tunisia on behalf of Jordan and the Palestinians.
Today’s resolution refers to al-Aqsa only by its Muslim names of Haram al-Sharif and al-Aqsa Mosque.
The decision came a week after a similar resolution was approved by the UN body.
Even though the motion passed, Israel pressed some of the member states into demanding another vote.
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