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    The United States opposes a UNESCO resolution denying a Jewish link to the grounds of the Al-Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem, US Department of State deputy spokesperson Mark Toner said in a press briefing on Thursday.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — The resolution recognizes the importance of the area, which Jews call the Temple Mount, for the three monotheistic religions, but says it is a sacred site only for Muslims.

    "We are aware of the UNESCO resolution that was voted on today in Paris," Toner stated. "The United States strongly opposed these resolutions."

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