UNESCO Adds 21 Sites To World Heritage List
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 shrine in the occupied West Bank 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”.