Palestinians exploiting corona to destroy Hasmonean-era fortress

Report: Palestinians exploiting corona to destroy Hasmonean-era fortress

Under cover of the coronavirus shutdown, the Palestinian Authority paved an access road at the Samaria site that has destroyed the remains of the ancient fortress wall and water cisterns, says Israeli NGO.

The Palestinian Authority, taking advantage of the absence of Civil Administration inspectors during the coronavirus shutdown, is consolidating its takeover of Tel Aroma, a Hasmonean fortress in Samaria, according to Israeli NGO Regavim.

The NGO, which according to its website aims to “ensure responsible, legal, accountable and environmentally friendly use of Israel’s national lands and the return of the rule of law to all areas and aspects of the land and its preservation,” reported that on Sunday a fleet of heavy engineering tools from the PA and the Beta Village Council arrived at Tel Aroma and paved a road leading toward the remains of the fortress.

 

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