Ancient Palestinian Canaanite Cemetery Bulldozed by Israel

Israeli forces destroyed the oldest known Canaanite Cemetery in Palestine. (Photos: via Social Media)

Israeli occupation forces yesterday bulldozed the largest Canaanite cemetery in Palestine, located in Al-Khader town, south of Bethlehem, the Palestinian Information Centre reports.

Hassan Brijieh, the director of the Office of the Wall and Settlement Resistance Authority, said that the Israeli reports indicated that the occupation used bulldozers to raze the cemetery during the expansion works of bypass road No. 60 connecting Jerusalem and Hebron. The cemetery is estimated at four dunums (1 acre) in the area of Khilat Ein Al Asafir, south of Khader.

Brijieh stressed that this is a blatant attack on Palestinian antiquities according to international law and is considered a war crime against the Palestinian people and their history.

The Israeli occupation authorities are trying to control the arable lands in Khader by building the Kfar Etzion settlement on it. All settlements are illegal under international law.

(MEMO, PC, Social Media)

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1 Comment

  1. This is a blow not only to ancient Palestinian history, to but to world history. I hope that all the institutions around the world who claim to care about seeking truth in history and historiography, will condemn this rigorously.

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