Bethlehem church designated as Endangered World Heritage site
The United Nations Educational, Social and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) voted Friday to designate the Bethlehem Nativity Church and pilgrimage route as a World Heritage site, which will provide the Palestinian Authority with funding to maintain and restore the sites.
Palestinian legislator Hanan Ashrawi, head of the Department of Culture and Information for the Palestine Liberation Organization, said Friday that the decision is “a welcome recognition by the international community of our historical and cultural rights in this land.”
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