The State 2014.06.21 14:50
RAMALLAH, West Bank - The United Nations cultural agency has listed the
Palestinian village of Battir as a World Heritage site in danger, raising
hopes among residents Saturday that this will protect their community
against Israel's West Bank separation barrier.
Battir, located just south of Jerusalem in the West Bank, is known for its
ancient farming terraces and an irrigation system from Roman times.
VILLAGE, HERITAGE, BARRIER, SEPARATION, TERRACE, UNESCO, Israel, PS, QA