RAMALLAH, Feb 7 (JMCC) - Palestinians are seeking to add the city of Bethlehem
to a list of world heritage sites maintained by the United Nations, they said Monday.
The Palestinian tourism ministry will launch the drive on Monday to get the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation to recognise the Birthplace of Jesus: Church of the Nativity and the Pilgrimage route, to their list, a ministry statement said.Read
Palestine is home to some of the most important heritage sites in the world. One of the most striking and universally significant is the Old City of Bethlehem and the birthplace of Jesus, the statement quoted Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erakat as saying.
The Palestinians are eager to share their heritage with the rest of the world, he added.
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