Kuwait Values UNESCO Adding Al-Khalil to World Heritage List

Jaffa Gate or Bab al-Khalil). a historic sites .in the l-Khalil Old Town.

Kuwait, 14 Shawwal 1438/8 July 2017 (MINA) – Kuwait National Council for Culture, Arts and Letters (NCCAL) has valued the UN Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) declaring of Al-Khalil Old Town as an endangered world heritage site, and adding it to the World Heritage List.

The old city has now become an internationally protected heritage site that enjoys an exceptional global value where the historic Ibrahimi mosque, named after Prophet Ibrahim, is still situated in the heart of the city,KUNA reported, citing the statement of NCCAL Secretariat General.

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The city also well-known for its unique ancient sites and several vintage industrial, and agricultural occupations, it said, stressing the importance of listing Al-Khalil as an endangered world heritage site.

In the 41st session of the World Heritage Committee, held in Poland today, the UNESCO voted 12 to three, with six abstentions, in which the Committee simultaneously added the site of Al-Khalil to the List of World Heritage in Danger.

The Old Town in Al-Khalil, which is in the West Bank, is the fourth Palestinian cultural site to be included in UNESCO’s World Heritage List. The first three were the Old Jerusalem, Bethlehem and Pilgrims path. T/RS5/RS1)

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Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA)