Under Settler Pressure, Israel Extends Antiquities Authority's Powers Into West Bank

An anti-theft effort is seen as the possible start of a de facto annexation of the West Bank in the realm of antiquities

Nir Hasson
Nir Hasson
Nir Hasson
Nir Hasson

Anti-theft inspectors from the Israel Antiquities Authority will begin operating in the West Bank, a move pushed by right-wing groups seeking to weaken or even do away with Israel’s main representative in the territory, the Defense Ministry's Civil Administration.

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