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Jordan calls for safeguarding cultural heritage in Jerusalem

By JT - Nov 04,2015 - Last updated at Nov 04,2015

AMMAN — Cultural heritage in Jerusalem is threatened now more than ever by systematic Judaisation and Israeli restrictions of Muslim worshippers' entry to Al Aqsa Mosque, Jordan said on Wednesday. Delivering the Kingdom's address at UNESCO's 38th general conference in Paris, Deputy Prime Minister and Education Minister Mohammad Thneibat said Jordan is ready to support efforts to safeguard the heritage of the holy city in general and Islamic and Christian sites in particular.

Thneibat — who also heads the national committee for education, culture and science — highlighted Jordan's commitment to safeguarding peace and security by entrenching ties between nations through culture and education, according to the Jordan News Agency, Petra.

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