The World Heritage Committee, 1. Takes note of the information provided by the Secretariat on the progress made in the implementation of its decisions 26 COM 6.1 and 26 COM 6.2 and further takes note of the oral report of the representative of the Director- General ; 2. Commends the Palestinian authorities and the Secretariat for the activities accomplished despite the difficult circumstances; 3. Requests the World Heritage Centre to continue assisting the concerned Palestinian institutions in developing capacity in the protection of the cultural and natural heritage and assessing its state of conservation particularly in taking steps to protect historical and archaeological sites from any damage due to "recent measures" affecting them; 4. Further requests the World Heritage Centre to allocate the US$100,000 approved by the Committee at its 27th session in 2003 (Decision 27 COM 7A.29); 5. Requests the Director-General to make, in consultation and co-operation with the concerned parties, appropriate arrangements concerning this matter; 6. Requests the World Heritage Centre to present a report on the progress made for consideration of the World Heritage Committee at its 29th session in 2005.