Unapproved Construction at West Bank Dig Site

Archaeologists say new buildings at Tel Shiloh designed to strengthen local settlements, damage antiquities.

The Mateh Binyamin Regional Council has commenced construction at the archaeological site of Tel Shiloh, despite the fact that building plans there have not yet been approved. The local council claims that work at the site is legitimate since it is conducted according to an existing plan. Nevertheless it ordered a stop to construction after archaeologists, strongly opposed to the plan, threatened to...