Skip to comments.Report: Waqf Continues to Destroy Jewish Antiquities
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.
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So? The world is too spineless to take the fight directly to the Muslims, so we get what we deserve.
Unfortunately, our socialist establishment would rather see us extinct.
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.
muslims are cockroaches. You don’t live with them, you kill them all.
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!
There is absolutely no reason to allow this sham of a “religion” to continue to exist. None.
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
Just wish it wasn't necessary to sift through rubble due to the A-rabs deliberately destroying and desecrating Jewish artifacts.
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.
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.
Maybe Dick Cheney could get his Earthquake machine working and make it look like a natural disaster
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
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.