Can someone please tell me where anyone states in the article that the ex-inhabitants of this 5000 old city are construed to have any direct connections to today's Palestinians? Cultural heritage is a malleable beast, and I'm sure the intended meaning is analogous to modern Britain's cultural heritage of Stonehenge, also built by people long wiped out by waves of subsequent migration and invasion. Also, all you people with your ridiculous propagandist versions of history for either side, you are only obstacles. Internalize the fact that currently both peoples have a legitimate moral and cultural claim to the land, and then maybe we can move forward towards finding the best compromise to achieve real peace. Or maybe you're just addicted to the hate and the fighting.
Declassified docs reveal Pinochet ordered 1976 assassination of diplomat in U.S. (AP)
from the article: Palestinian archeology gets int'l boost ahead of 2011 statehood plan