From Riyadh, UNESCO Announces Jericho on World Heritage Sites

UNESCO's World Heritage Committee, in its first session today, announced that Tell es-Sultan in Jericho, Palestine, won the majority of votes, which made it the first Arab site to be added to the UNESCO list in the 45th session of the organization, currently held in Riyadh.

In a statement to the Saudi Press Agency (SPA), Palestine's permanent delegate to UNESCO, Mounir Anastas, expressed pride in this historic success and thanks to all Arabs, and mainly the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, for exerting efforts to host this session and sparing no effort to support the Palestinian issue in all international events.

Source: Saudi Press Agency