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Israel cuts UN funding after Hebron shrine declared Palestinian heritage site

Israel cut its funding to the UN this week after UNESCO designated that a shrine in Hebron, in the occupied West Bank was a "Palestinian World Heritage Site in Danger". 

Slamming the move as "another delusional UNESCO decision", the Israeli prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, instructed that $1 million be cut from UN funding and instead by used to build a museum examining Jewish heritage in Hebron. 

This is the latest in a series of Israeli cuts to UN funding made as a protest move against decisions which it says favours Palestine. 

The Palestinian foreign minister, Reyag Al-Maliki was quoted by Reuters as saying this was evidence that a "successful diplomatic battle Palestine has launched on all fronts in the face of Israeli and American pressure on [UNESCO] member countries."