The Qatar chairperson followed Israel's speech, with a critique of Israel hindering advisory body efforts to evaluate the property, and placing restrictions on the site.
To clarify this comment, and I quote the chair person, "Thank you Israel, also can I please take this opportunity to request kindly that in the future you do give access to the advisory bodies, in order to access the sites in Palestine. Thank You." (applause)
I found the chairperson's comments highly inappropriate to her position. Following the ICOMOS report, she also stated, "So are you saying that the state of Palestine is not in a state of Emergency?" .... (silence) .... "Yeah, but I know for this nomination, but Palestine is
in a state of emergency, so I am just throwing this out there, stating this for my information, maybe my own ignorance."
On a side note, Senegal and Qatar committee members celebrated with Palestine sharing hugs, shaking hands, cheers, etc.
I do not necessarily have a problem with the opinion stated, but I would critique that her position as chair person is not one that is meant to criticize or favor a particular state party. Despite, Qatar's support of the stated nomination.