WATCH: Beyond Hebron, UNESCO recognizes 21 new World Heritage sites

Ancient Iranian city, Japanese island among attractions deemed worthy of protection.

By REUTERS, JPOST.COM STAFF
July 11, 2017 13:10

UNESCO adds 21 sites to World Heritage List (credit: REUTERS)

UNESCO adds 21 sites to World Heritage List (credit: REUTERS)

 
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The ancient Iranian city of Yazd, a sacred Japanese island where women are not allowed and Greenland's sub-arctic farming landscape Kujataa were among the 21 sites included in UNESCO's World Heritage List at a session in Krakow.

Other sites located in Poland, Russia, French Polynesia, United Kingdom and Germany where added to the list.

An ancient Jewish shrine in the West Bank city of Hebron was declared a Palestinian heritage site, prompting Israel to further cut its funding to the United Nations.


UNESCO designated Hebron and the two adjoined shrines at its heart - the Jewish Tomb of the Patriarchs and the Muslim Ibrahimi Mosque - a "Palestinian World Heritage Site in Danger".

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