Urgent Need To Protect The Ancient Christian And Jewish Heritage In Middle East: UNESCO

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The UNESCO director general, Irina Bokova, has spoken of the need to take urgent action to protect ancient Christian and Jewish heritage in the Middle East.

UNESCO urges for religious sites in Middle East
UNESCO urges for religious sites in Middle East

In her statement she said, “Islamic, Christian, Kurdish and Jewish heritage, among others, is being intentionally destroyed or attacked in what is clearly a form of cultural cleansing. We are gravely concerned about the scale of trafficking in cultural goods, from which Iraq has already greatly suffered over the past decade.”