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Report: Waqf Continues to Destroy Jewish Antiquities
Arutz Sheva ^ | 25/12/12 | Elad Benari

Posted on 12/25/2012 1:44:45 PM PST by Eleutheria5

The Muslim Waqf is continuing to destroy Jewish antiquities on the Temple Mount in a direct violation of a ruling by the Supreme Court, a new report released Monday finds.

The author of the report, archaeologist Tzachi Zweig-Devira, told Arutz Sheva that his report is based on a personal visit he made to the Temple Mount.

At the eastern part of the Temple Mount, said Zweig-Devira, there is a pile of dirt and antiquities, which he documented the Waqf moving without supervision of an official from the Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA). This, he said, is a direct violation of a Supreme Court ruling from 2004 which forbids moving the pile until it becomes clear what it contains. Anyone wishing to move the pile must give 30 days' advance notification, according to the Supreme Court's ruling.

Zweig-Devira noted that the seemingly worthless pile of dirt may have significant archaeological findings. Similar piles in the past have included, among other things, signatures of Cohanim (priests) mentioned in the Book of Jeremiah, remains of the Holy Temple plaza, and additional findings from various time periods.

He noted that he and other archaeologists locate dozens of ancient artifacts every day in the pile in question.

According to Zweig-Devira, the Waqf is also failing to protect beams from the period of the First Temple, leaving them exposed to the rains and not placing plastic on them to protect them from bad weather.*

He noted that Waqf officials moved the aforementioned pile of artifacts on Sunday when there were no visitors to the Temple Mount, and there was no monitoring by IAA officials.

(Excerpt) Read more at israelnationalnews.com ...


TOPICS: Extended News; Israel; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: antiquities; destroy; godsgravesglyphs; israel; templemount; waqf; waronterror
* and allowing them to be removed and chopped up for Arab Barbeques, according to article previously threaded on freep, to wit:

Report: Arabs burning 'First Temple cedars'

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-religion/2957008/posts

1 posted on 12/25/2012 1:44:55 PM PST by Eleutheria5
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To: Eleutheria5

So? The world is too spineless to take the fight directly to the Muslims, so we get what we deserve.


2 posted on 12/25/2012 1:51:42 PM PST by CatOwner
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To: Eleutheria5
I hope I live long enough to see the barbarian palis/muslim brotherhood/hamas/Iran get what they want and deserve . . . extinction
3 posted on 12/25/2012 2:42:34 PM PST by Jacquerie ("How few were left who had seen the republic!" - Tacitus, The Annals)
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To: Eleutheria5
I am sure that all Islamofascists have been emboldened by Obama’s ‘win’ in November. And he will not bother to stop them as they destroy antiquities from all other religions (see the Buddhas of Bamayyan). We are in an International War for the survival of Freedom and Liberty..
4 posted on 12/25/2012 2:59:29 PM PST by originalbuckeye
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To: Jacquerie

Unfortunately, our socialist establishment would rather see us extinct.


5 posted on 12/25/2012 3:08:59 PM PST by Buddy Sorrell ( Boehner, our Vichy Speaker)
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To: Buddy Sorrell

Dayan made a mistake when he left them in control of the site.

It should have been made clear that the site was Israeli territory;
and Israeli laws control what goes on there.

And then, the archaeologists should have been called in.


6 posted on 12/25/2012 3:23:08 PM PST by CondorFlight (I)
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To: CatOwner

muslims are cockroaches. You don’t live with them, you kill them all.


7 posted on 12/25/2012 3:24:13 PM PST by Ouderkirk (Obama has turned America into an aristocracy of the unaccomplished.)
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To: Eleutheria5
One of the most fun things I did on my first visit to Israel last summer was to participate in the Temple Mount Sifting Project.

The darling A-rabs had dumped precious antiquities into the city dump and broken them badly in the process. They also bulldozed part of the Temple Mount, destroying priceless artifacts, while building a stupid stairs. The rubble they created was painstakingly retrieved by Israeli archaeologists and taken to the Temple Mount Sifting Project for sifting.

All of our tour group stood in front of sieve-topped tables and each hosed down a bucket of rubble from the ruins of the Temple Mount. We were to sift through every single pebble and particle on the sieve table before us to find valuable archeological items. Three kids found ancient coins. I found a 1,000 year old shard of Byzantine pottery. Others found bone, ancient tile, glass, etc. That bone could have been from a Temple sacrifice. It filled me with awe that right there before me might have been the remains of one of the Torah's sacrificial bulls or lambs. I really could have stood there for hours, rinsing off bucket after bucket to see what I found. This was HISTORY right before me!

8 posted on 12/25/2012 4:11:30 PM PST by EinNYC
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To: Eleutheria5
This sounds like a job for Gabriel Barkai and his temple mount salvage operation folks. They need to be sent in to find things in the pile of debris. Otherwise it will be sent through rock crushers.

The problem is how to stop illegal digging and construction, that results in the destruction of artifacts. I have often thought that Israel needed to put troops on the Temple Mount to oversee all happenings. The WAQF vermin controlling the site now have a stated goal to erase all traces of the Hebrew heritage of the site (and all other Israeli sites). That is why they build mosques over all old sites and claim that the original sites never existed.

The WAQF is emboldened by European organizations like the University of Copenhagen that go right along with the Iconoclasm and support it in order to continue to receive Islamic Oil Funding. The same funding they receive.
9 posted on 12/25/2012 4:15:50 PM PST by Jan_Sobieski (Sanctification)
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To: EinNYC


10 posted on 12/25/2012 4:17:16 PM PST by EinNYC
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To: EinNYC

Cool pictures!


11 posted on 12/25/2012 4:20:56 PM PST by Jan_Sobieski (Sanctification)
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To: Eleutheria5

There is absolutely no reason to allow this sham of a “religion” to continue to exist. None.


12 posted on 12/25/2012 4:22:40 PM PST by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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To: Eleutheria5

The Jews are not special. What does Islam not destroy? Most of the historical building and graves surrounding the Kaaba area you see in the Haj season have been bulldozed and disposed of by the fundy Saudis


13 posted on 12/25/2012 4:25:29 PM PST by dennisw (The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything -- Buddhist monk)
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To: Jan_Sobieski
Thank you. It's a cool project. The guy in the headphones is an archaeologist working on the project. He was explaining what was what to us in front of a board which was a clever replica of the Kotel, with rotating panels. When I photographed him, he had just about finished rotating all the illustrative panels in his shpiel.

Just wish it wasn't necessary to sift through rubble due to the A-rabs deliberately destroying and desecrating Jewish artifacts.

14 posted on 12/25/2012 4:26:53 PM PST by EinNYC
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To: Jan_Sobieski

We could boot the Waqf out on his ear for breaking the agreement through which he was granted control in the first place, specifically no unilateral excavations and destruction. Of course, there would be riots, another Intifada maybe. But don’t put off for tomorrow something you can put down today.


15 posted on 12/25/2012 4:27:08 PM PST by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: Eleutheria5

The Jews should have retaken the entire Temple Mount in the ‘67 war and destroyed the golden dome.

All this would have been history by now and the world would have forgotten the entire affair.


16 posted on 12/25/2012 4:39:15 PM PST by 353FMG
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To: Eleutheria5

Agreed!


17 posted on 12/25/2012 4:47:07 PM PST by Jan_Sobieski (Sanctification)
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To: 353FMG

Maybe Dick Cheney could get his Earthquake machine working and make it look like a natural disaster


18 posted on 12/25/2012 4:48:40 PM PST by Fai Mao
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To: Eleutheria5

The day is coming when all things will be made right for Israel,

“The voice of them that flee and escape out of the land of Babylon, to declare in Zion the vengeance of the LORD our God, the vengeance of his temple.” Jeremiah 50:28


19 posted on 12/25/2012 5:43:50 PM PST by captmar-vell
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To: Eleutheria5

The Religion of Peace is just demonstrating its kind, compassionate, and tolerant for others side they’ve shown to the world for 1,400 years.


20 posted on 12/25/2012 6:02:43 PM PST by MasterGunner01
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To: EinNYC

Two years ago our tour of Israel included sifting through that Temple Mount debris. Why the Israelis continue to let the Muslims control it is beyond me.


21 posted on 12/25/2012 6:32:27 PM PST by Daveinyork (."Trusting government with power and money is like trusting teenaged boys with whiskey and car keys,)
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To: Daveinyork

Time for the Joosh to be doin’ some house cleanin’ on the upper deck. (I’ll sift, but I’d rather help with the upstairs project.)


22 posted on 12/25/2012 8:16:02 PM PST by QBFimi (When gunpowder speaks, beasts listen.)
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To: Daveinyork

Isn’t it fun to sift???


23 posted on 12/25/2012 8:52:18 PM PST by EinNYC
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To: Eleutheria5

From your Reply #1 above . . . “and allowing them to be removed and chopped up for Arab Barbeques, according to article previously threaded...”


But there’s this article saying it’s not true, from The Temple Mount Sifting Project - August 11, 2012

“Regarding the Reports about Ancient Wooden Beams being Burnt in the Temple Mount”

Earlier this week there were some reports in the media about Arabs burning “First Temple Cedars of Lebanon.”

These reports were based more on assumptions than facts. The facts are that the stack of wooden beams that was lying on the ground in the courtyard of the Golden Gate for the past few years was removed last Sunday to a new location. Meanwhile, nearby there was a fire burning in a large barrel (see video below). Some reports accused the Moslem Waqf of burning these beams in the barrel.

In reality, none of the beams were burned, but they were all removed to a new location where they are now covered to protect them from the rain. This is something that the IAA and the Jordanian officials were demanding from the Waqf in recent years.

http://templemount.wordpress.com/2012/11/08/regarding-the-reports-about-ancient-wooden-beams-being-burnt-in-the-temple-mount/


24 posted on 12/26/2012 3:00:02 AM PST by deks ("...the battle...liberty against the overreach of the federal government" Ken Cuccinelli)
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Antiquities Damage on the Temple Mount in the Year 2010-2012

Dec 25, 2012

“Following is a report we published on Sunday this week. Since then new earthworks activity began in the Eastern debris heaps in the Temple Mount, which was covered by Israeli media news reports. We will publish a detailed report about these activities soon in this blog.”

http://templemount.wordpress.com/


25 posted on 12/26/2012 3:07:57 AM PST by deks ("...the battle...liberty against the overreach of the federal government" Ken Cuccinelli)
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26 posted on 12/26/2012 5:40:54 AM PST by SJackson (The Pilgrims—Doing the jobs Native Americans wouldn’t do !)
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28 posted on 12/26/2012 5:42:02 AM PST by SJackson (The Pilgrims—Doing the jobs Native Americans wouldn’t do !)
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To: EinNYC

It was actually the most boring part of the tour, also the most infuriating when I thought about why we were doing it. The Muslims should be thrown off the Temple Mount.

I realize that there are some internal Jewish political problems with the Israelis taking over the Temple Mount. Orthodox observant Jews won’t go on it for fear that they might inadvertently step on the space that used to house the Holy of Holies.


29 posted on 12/26/2012 6:10:13 AM PST by Daveinyork (."Trusting government with power and money is like trusting teenaged boys with whiskey and car keys,)
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To: Daveinyork

What was YOUR favorite part of your tour? I really did enjoy the sifting, although I was also angry at the deliberate desecration of the artifacts. Made me want to carpet-bomb that big square thing in Mecca, for example.


30 posted on 12/26/2012 8:04:50 AM PST by EinNYC
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To: EinNYC

Favorite part? Hard to say. It was a spectacular trip in total. Ours was a Hannukah tour lead by our Rabbi. We all broght our own menorahs and lit them every night where ever we were staying along with everyone else that was staying there.


31 posted on 12/26/2012 9:01:56 AM PST by Daveinyork (."Trusting government with power and money is like trusting teenaged boys with whiskey and car keys,)
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To: dennisw
Good afternoon.

What does Islam not destroy?

You're right, this is a dog bites man story.

However, it's time to end all arab/muslim control of anything in Israel and the West Bank.

5.56mm

32 posted on 12/26/2012 9:15:59 AM PST by M Kehoe
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To: deks

You could knock me over with a feather. The Waqf and pals actually listening to the IAA! I stand corrected. That is truly man-bites-dog, though.


33 posted on 12/26/2012 11:30:47 AM PST by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: Eleutheria5

Well, there are many things that I only know about now because of articles that folks have posted here, so thank you for posting!

It is my hobby to do a bit of searching on interesting topics that I see here. If I find additional relevant information I’ll post it on the thread. So I saw “Temple Mount Sifting Project” in one of the photos in Reply #10, did a search, voilà.


34 posted on 12/26/2012 11:55:12 AM PST by deks ("...the battle...liberty against the overreach of the federal government" Ken Cuccinelli)
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Thanks Eleutheria5.

Just adding to the catalog, not sending a general distribution.

To all -- please ping me to other topics which are appropriate for the GGG list.


35 posted on 12/26/2012 7:10:20 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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