UNESCO recognizes Palestinian village as world heritage site

June 20, 2014 8:59 PM

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The emergency nomination process is meant to block the construction of the security barrier through the farmland of Battir near Jerusalem.

REUTERS - A Palestinian village joined UNESCO's world heritage sites list on Friday after an emergency nomination meant to try to block Israel from building a barrier across its ancient farmland. The United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization said the village was recognized urge...

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