The nongovernmental organization Emek Shaveh, however, is appealing against plans to build a path and an elevator at the entrance to the Tomb of the Patriarchs in the Palestinian city of Hebron.
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Festivities over Shabbat were centered around the Tomb of the Patriarchs and Matriarchs, the large edifice built atop the cave by King Herod over 2,000 years ago.
Other regional entries include Hebron in Palestine and historic Petra, but Brazil’s Rio de Janeiro tops the list…
As a young boy growing up in Bethlehem, Daoud Kuttab was often excited when his family had company. His dad, a Christian clergyman, loved to take them and the guests to Hebron. His dad would take them to the Cave of the Machpela, situated within the Ibrahimi Mosque, where Abraham and his family are buried and would tell the story of how Abraham obeyed God’s calling even when it came to the request to sacrifice his own son.
Hebron has made it on to the UNESCO World Heritage Site, which makes it the 3rd Palestinian site on the list!
UNESCO’s 2017 update saw the global body add 21 sites to the existing list.