ARABS HAVE DESTROYED 80% OF ARCHEOLOGICAL SITES IN JUDEA AND SAMARIA

https://www.israelnationalnews.com/news/314699/ ARABS HAVE DESTROYED 80% OF ARCHEOLOGICAL SITES IN JUDEA AND SAMARIA’ Yoni Kempinski, August 8, 2021

Yoni Kempinski writes that Arabs in Judea and Samaria have undertaken systematic destruction of 3,000 years of Jewish history in Judea and Samaria. Jewish heritage sites in Judea and Samaria are being systematically vandalized and destroyed by local Arabs, according to a watchdog group which monitors archeological sites in the area. “Adi Shragai, operations organizer for the Shomrim Al HaNetzach organization, said in an interview with Arutz Sheva that the phenomenon of Arab vandals targeting archeological sites in Judea and Samaria has grown worse in recent years. Unlike archeological sites inside the pre-1967 Green Line, which fall under the direct protection of the Israel Antiquities Authority, sites in Judea and Samaria are under the authority of the Staff Officer of Archeology, an office in the Defense Ministry’s Civil Administration for Judea and Samaria.” Here, enforcement of the law has been poor. AUTHOR: Yoni Kempinski made aliyah from Toronto Canada in 1985. He started at Arutz Sheva as video producer and anchor. He is now Deputy Editor and Correspondent. This article was published October 8, 2021 by Arutz Sheva and is archived at https://www.israelnationalnews.com/news/314699/. It is archived at Think-Israel at https://www.think-israel.org/kempinski.arabsdestroyarchaeology.html/