UNESCO says Israel's sovereignty over Jerusalem is "null and void"

The resolution by UNESCO's executive board passed 22-10 with 23 abstentions. Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu slammed the declaration. The Palestinian foreign ministry welcomed the move.

Photo by: AFP (Archive)
Photo by: AFP (Archive)

The Dome of the Rock mosque at the al-Aqsa mosque compound in Jerusalem's Old City. (April 24, 2017)

UNESCO's executive board has described Israel's sovereignty over Jerusalem as "null and void." The criticism was issued in a resolution which was backed by 22 countries.

The motion also took aim at Israel's blockade of the Gaza Strip.

TRT World's Christine Pirovolakis gives more details.


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