Palestinians to ask UN to recognize West Bank village as World Heritage site
PA seeks to protect Batir village, near Jerusalem, from the planned separation barrier, which is expected to destroy the village's ancient agricultural terraces.
The Palestinian Authority is expected to ask UNESCO on Wednesday to recognize the West Bank village of Batir as a World Heritage site and prevent the construction of the separation fence there. Haaretz has obtained a copy of the request, which seeks to preserve the village's ancient agricultural terraces.
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