On July 7, the United Nations Educational, Cultural and Scientific Organization (UNESCO) brought the ancient West City city of Hebron to the list of protected world heritage.
The decision was made in a secret vote in Krakow, Poland. There are 12 votes in favor, three votes against and six abstentions in this vote.
The occupied city of Hebron in the south of the West Bank became a world heritage site.
UNESCO's decision drew attention to the southern city of Hebron in the occupied West Bank, which has sacred places for both Jews and Muslims. There are more than 200,000 Palestinians and about 200 Israeli settlers living in this city.
Israeli Foreign Ministry spokesman Emmanuel Nahshon has criticized the decision as "denying the Jewish history of Hebron city".
Meanwhile, the Palestinian Ministry of Foreign Affairs praised the UNESCO decision, considering it a "success" for Palestine's diplomatic efforts.
Palestinian tourism minister Rula Maayah said it was "a historical development because it stressed that Hebron is about the Palestinian history".