Israel's national treasures are being destroyed by the Muslim Wakf in the face of Israeli governmental apathy, as this story documents:
A First-Temple period seal has been discovered amidst piles of rubble from Jerusalem's Temple Mount, an Israeli archaeologist said Tuesday, in what could prove to be an historic find.
The small - less than 1 cm - seal impression, or bulla, discovered Tuesday by Bar-Ilan University archaeologist Dr. Gabriel Barkay amidst piles of rubble from the Temple Mount would mark the first time that an written artifact was found from the Temple Mount dating back to the First Temple period....Barkay said that the find was the first of its kind from the time of King David....The seal was found amidst thousands of tons of rubble discarded by Wakf officials at city garbage dumps six years ago, following the Islamic Trust's unilateral construction of an mosque at an underground compound of the Temple Mount known as the Solomon's Stables.
After the Antiquities Authority voiced disinterest in thoroughly sifting through the rubble discarded by the Wakf, Barkay applied -- and eventually received ?a license from the Antiquities Authority to sort through the piles of earth thrown into the garbage dump in search of antiquities, and has since found scores of history-rich artifacts, from the First Temple Period until today amidst the rubble, including a large amount of pottery dating from the Bronze Ages through modern times, a large segment of a marble pillar's shaft, and over 100 ancient coins, among them several from the Hasmonean Dynasty.
While inexact, the ongoing sifting project, which is now being sponsored by Elad, has being called virtually unprecedented since archaeological excavation has never been permitted on the Temple Mount itself.
These two extraordinary articles from Azure Magazine are must-reads on the topic:
IDF Chief Halutz: Ten Shoulder-Launched Missiles Smuggled into Gaza
IRIS had news of the Strela missiles in Gaza (that can down jets) on Sept. 19
More Moslem Destruction of Temple Mount Feared
See previous post for context: First-Ever King David-Era
it has been surprise to find that archeological material relating to jewish history is being destroyed systematically , whenever a Muslim populace is in charge.
It is the nature iof Islam to destroy all tract and trace of beliefs other than islam from its presence. This goes back to the versus of the Koran.