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Foundation: Israeli excavations in Silwan demolish Islamic antiquities
Published Wednesday 22/01/2014 (updated) 23/01/2014 20:49
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JERUSALEM (Ma’an) – Israeli excavations at the entrance to Wadi Hilweh in the Silwan neighborhood are destroying deep-rooted Islamic antiquities from the Umayyad and Abbasid caliphate eras, says a Palestinian Jerusalem-based group.

The Al-Aqsa Foundation for Endowment and Heritage highlighted in a statement that previous excavations adjacent to the area had demolished an Islamic cemetery from the Abbasid era.

“The Israeli occupation has started new excavations carried out by the so-called Israel Antiquities Authority and funded by Gilad Organization which supports settlements.

“The excavations are on Palestinian lands the Israeli occupation confiscated and has been used as a parking lot for visitors of the settlement outpost called the City of David,” the statement said.

Israeli archaeologists from the Emek Shaveh organization confirmed that there were Islamic antiquities in the area being excavated, according to the statement.

The excavations, according to the foundation, lay the grounds to construction of a giant 8-floor Jewish center to be called the Biblical Temple. It will serve as a main entrance to the tunnel network which Israel has excavated under Silwan and under the Western Wall of the al-Aqsa compound, it says.
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1 ) Maureen / Australia
22/01/2014 21:47
"Biblical Temple - another Tower of Babel. Zionists building another monument to glorify themselves out of fear that they are not real Jews. Fear that their brand of (false) Judaism will be lost... it will be lost just as surely as bricks and morter crumble to dust.

2 ) Outlier / USA
22/01/2014 23:45
Impressive amount of bias and rumor - in short, lazy reporting. That said, Palestinians should fund archeology: the fact they apparently do not undermines (no pun intended) their concerns.

3 ) Mel / USA
23/01/2014 18:58
That's the whole idea of revisionist,political Zionism in Palestine. To erase/minimize anything historically Muslim/Arab Christian,from the pages of The Holy Land & replace it with just Judaism! In radical-fringe Ziospeak,"excavating" means demolishing anything non-Jewish.That's why Zionist Israel will FAIL!Because Arab history is Muslim&Christian & as a secular Christian,I won't accept Zionism erasing ANY Christianity/Islam from the pluralistic Holy Land. Israel is insulting us all,equally!

4 ) Moh / Turkmenistan
23/01/2014 19:06
All falsehood

5 ) Colin Wright / USA
23/01/2014 22:15
Well, if you can't find any evidence of your own 'history,' the next best thing would be to destroy the evidence of the actual history. You gotta learn to think (if 'think' is the right word) like a Zionist. Then understanding comes.

6 ) Outlier / USA
25/01/2014 04:59
5, Colin, that is a ridiculous statement - so inaccurate when contrast against the dozens of archeological finds in Jerusalem and beyond that confirm Jewish presence as to be laughable. As for the Islamic archeological material, it too is being excavated. Maybe the Al-Aqsa Foundation should have done that excavation, but apparently its mandate only covers complaining.
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