Iraq to Renovate Tomb of Prophet Ezekiel

Iraqi tourism ministry estimates that country's synagogues will be included in future restoration efforts.

A spokesman for Iraq's tourism ministry stated that the Iraqi government plans to restore the tomb of the biblical prophet Ezekiel in the southern town of Kifl, Israel Radio said Friday.

The spokesman said that the tourism ministry was intent on preserving all of Iraq's heritage sites, regardless of creed.

As a result of insufficient funds the current restoration plans do not include the preservation of synagogues in Baghdad, Basra, Mosul, Fallujah, and other locations, the spokesman added.

He estimated, however, that the renovation of those synagogues will be included in future restoration efforts.