Head of Council in International Relations in Palestine, Dr. Basem Naim, slammed France’s President Hollande over apologizing for “Israel” for UNESCO resolution over Jerusalem issued last month.
The UNESCO resolution refers to Israel as the “occupying power” at every mention, and uses the Arabic term al-Aqsa Mosque without ever calling it the Temple Mount used by Israelis. It also includes the Arabic al-Buraq Plaza when making reference to what Israelis call the Western Wall Plaza.
Naim confirmed in a press release by the council Wednesday that Haram Al-Sharif and Al-Aqsa Mosque don’t relate to the Jews historically, and nothing proves any Jewish rights to exist there.
Naim showed his fear that major powers’ policies may effect on UN resolutions, which may cause injustice for those countries which count on the UN bodies.
CIR’s chairman assured that Israel’s Netanyahu is campaigning to make the UNESCO change its resolution in favor for the Israeli false narrative.
Naim called on Arab and Muslim countries to act quickly and seriously to face the Israeli pressures and block the resolution reverse. He called on them to prompt the resolution and take serious steps to support the Palestinian right in Jerusalem.
French President Francois Hollande sent a letter Wednesday to leaders of the local Jewish community, saying that the government’s support for a resolution in UNESCO was a result of a “misunderstanding.” In the letter, Hollande committed to not support any similar resolutions that may arise in the future.