Palestine is a physical and symbolic space of great importance to three major monotheistic religions: Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. The land of many narratives stands in the midst of dynamic interactions that affect many aspects of people’s lives. Protecting, conserving, and promoting heritage and history for development are essential responsibilities of many stakeholders in the cultural sector. Moreover, cultural heritage and the creative industries have considerable potential for the economic development and sustainability of a Palestinian state. This chapter will deal with cultural heritage in Palestine and report the recent developments that took place in terms of UNESCO World Heritage Sites and protection initiatives. In addition, this chapter will address the obstacles, impacts of the Israeli occupation of Palestine, and opportunities of this particular market.
|Title of host publication||Cultural and heritage tourism in the Middle East and North Africa|
|Editors||CM Hall, S Seyfi|
|Place of Publication||Abingdon|
|Number of pages||12|
|Publication status||Published - 2020|