utra-orthodox archeology in the occupied territories?? - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Ernst
    • 21.08.12 | 13:36 (IDT)

    where is this going? Anyway, one should understand that the entrire activity of archeology in an occupied territory (and, yes,also in a disputed territory) is forbidden. And what about the protection ? Will these utlra-orthodox people just be able to walk and dig in the site? destroy elements they consider non-jewish? What about the authenticity of the site: it is dated Second Temple period, but also in that time, the majority of the inhabitants of Palestine, as the area was called in that time, were not Jewish. What a mess! That's what you get when you put religion in your nationalist ideology.

    from the article: Modi'in threatens to ban ultra-Orthodox from park, after nearby town bars seculars from heritage site
    First published 13:06 21.08.12 | Last updated 13:06 21.08.12
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