Emek Shaveh, an Israeli group of left-leaning archaeologists and activists, said that "rather than squabbling and scoring points", both sides should have agreed on inscribing Hebron as a World Heritage site, but added that the Palestinians could also have expanded on Hebron's importance in Judaism.
No sooner did the decision emerge than Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu took to social media to condemn the move as "anti-Jewish" and reduced the United Nations membership fees contributed by his country by $1 million (Dh3.6 million).
Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Liebermancalled the United Nations' Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) "anti-Semitic, politically biased and an embarrasement". "It's disappointing and disgraceful that time and again UNESCO denies history and distorts reality, knowingly serving those attempting to erase the Jewish state".
The Palestinian-led move asked UNESCO's heritage committee to recognise Hebron's Old City as a protected heritage site, while also referring to the city as "Islamic". She would not elaborate, saying the exact wording would be decided later.
The secret vote in the Polish city of Krakow saw the Palestinian proposal pass 12 to 3 with six abstentions.
Rula Maayah, the Palestinian Minister of Tourism, said in a statement it was a "historical development because it stressed that Hebron" and its mosque "historically belong to the Palestinian people", AP reported.
US Jewish organizations continued to react to the decision with severe criticism of UNESCO on Friday.
The Foreign Ministry labeled the vote a "moral blot" on the world body, while President Reuven Rivlin said that UNESCO seemed "intent on spreading anti-Jewish lies".
But Israel's Deputy Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely said UNESCO's "automatic Arab majority succeeded in passing the proposed resolution that attempts to appropriate the national symbols of the Jewish people". UNESCO has passed several other resolutions to this effect in the past. It is only in those places where Israel is, such as Hebron, that freedom of religion for all is ensured, " Netanyahu said.
The United Nations has urged Israel to abide by global law as it reactivates charges against a prominent Palestinian human rights defender.
Israel tries to use Jewish reverence the Ibrahimi mosque in Hebron as a pretext to claim sovereignty over the occupied West Bank city.
"Hebron's Old City and holy site is under threat due to the irresponsible, illegal, and highly damaging actions of Israel, the occupying power, which maintains a regime of separation and discrimination in the city based on ethnic background and religion", the statement said.
Hebron is also a stark symbol of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Emad Hamdan of the Palestinian Hebron Rehabilitation Committee told the assembly after Friday's vote, "We think we are shouldering the responsibility and you proved you are there to shoulder the responsibility". At issue, however, is less the question of one more Palestinian victory toward statehood, but rather world recognition of Jewish history irrespective of geo-political boundaries.
Bardet, riding on familiar roads - his AG2R-La Mondiale team is based here - attacked on the final descent and got clear. Thomas had crashed on another descent much earlier in the stage and quit the Tour with a fractured collarbone.
The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) last week denied their request to seek treatment in the United States. However, GOSH has refused the requested transfer , saying that Charlie can not be moved due to legal reasons.
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Kyrgios, 22, knew he would struggle on court against Herbert and admits having to retire was a hard experience for him. Kyrgios also retired with an injury from his first-round match at Queen's, a Wimbledon warm-up tournament.
Her lawyer said she had been summoned by magistrates in Paris and "as expected, placed under criminal investigation". Several other National Front politicians, including Ms Le Pen's father Jean-Marie Le Pen, are being investigated.
Thousands Rally Against Upcoming G20 Summit In Hamburg
Around 15,000 police will be deployed to protect the summit, in addition to 3,800 officers monitoring airport and train security . They are held in locations that are easily shielded from demonstrators. "Well under a minute, that's the concept".
Damascus bombing kills at least 21 people
Attacks are not common in Damascus, the seat of power for President Bashar Assad . Two of the cars were intercepted at checkpoints on the airport road and detonated.
Ships Collide in the Dover Strait
Coastguard teams including the search and rescue helicopter, lifeboats and a French tug were all sent to the scene of the crash. The Secretary of State's maritime counter pollution representative is also monitoring the situation, said the coastguard.