Al-Tellawi: UNESCO visit cancelled over 'differences'

By REUTERS
May 20, 2013 17:11

 
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Palestinian official Ismail Al-Tellawi also confirmed to Reuters that UNESCO's visit had been delayed indefinitely.

He cited "differences (with Israel) over some of the places the investigation committee intended to visit".

The Israeli official said the Palestinians had wanted to take the UNESCO representatives to the Old City compound revered by Muslims as the Noble Sanctuary, because it is home to the Dome of the Rock shrine and the al-Aqsa mosque, and by Jews as Temple Mount, the site of the great biblical Jewish temples

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