Petitioners request action by:
To urgently demand that the Government of Israel:
Palestinian Community Leaders Address UN and UNESCOJerusalem, 20 July 2011
TO: Ms. Navanethem Pillay, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights; Ms. Irina Bokova, Director-General, UNESCO
RE: Urgent Action to Prevent the Jerusalem Municipality from Completely Desecrating Ma’man Allah (Mamilla) Cemetery
With our warmest regards from the Holy City of Jerusalem,
Mamilla Cemetery is one of the oldest Palestinian cemeteries, in which were buried numerous Companions and followers of the Prophet Muhammad, learned scholars, military commanders and many notables of Jerusalem throughout history. Unfortunately, this cemetery has been targeted by the Israeli authorities, and continues to be until this day...
.... In the face of these troubling developments, we the undersigned, in the name of our Arab, Muslim and Christian people steadfast in the holy land, from here in the “flower of cities”, in the Holy City of Jerusalem, appeal urgently to you for immediate intervention to stop the desecration of this cemetery via your sending a delegation to investigate the situation, and putting pressure on the Government of Israel, as was requested by the Human Rights Council resolution of 2010.
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