The UN General Assembly has apparently rejected any connection between Judaism and the Noble Sanctuary of Al-Aqsa. In a vote held on Friday, the General Assembly passed six resolutions condemning Israeli violations against Palestinians.
Among them was Resolution A/73/L.29 entitled Jerusalem which called for respect for the historic status quo at the holy places of Jerusalem, including the Haram Al-Sharif.
The use of the Arabic name for the sanctuary has been interpreted as a not-so-subtle rejection of the site’s alleged connection with Judaism.
The Jewish name for the Noble Sanctuary, the Temple Mount, is not mentioned anywhere in the UN document.
The resolution received 148 votes in favor and just 11 against. It also stressed that the UN General Assembly,
The Assembly passed several other resolutions on the question of Israel-Palestine this weekend. One � A/73/L.29 The Syrian Golan � rejected Israel’s occupation of the Golan Heights,
The General Assembly resolutions were condemned vehemently in the Israeli media, with Breaking Israel News slamming them as evidence of the UN [continuing] its streak of frequently condemning the Jewish state.
The resolutions were hailed as a success by the Palestinian Authority, Wafa reported.
Palestine’s Permanent Observer to the UN, Riyad Mansour said:
In a statement, the EU [stressed] the need for language on the holy sites of Jerusalem to reflect the importance and historical significance of the holy sites for the three monotheistic religions, and to respect religious and cultural sensitivities.
It added that the future choice of language may affect the EU’s collective support for the resolutions.
Commenting on the EU statement, the Jerusalem Post observed,
Its opposition or decision to abstain on any future resolutions of this nature would mark a dramatic shift in its policy.
Source: Palestine Chronicle