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PA Caught Digging at Ancient Hasmonean Fortress
Arutz Sheva ^ | Arutz Sheva | Ari Yashar

Posted on 11/27/2013 5:10:45 AM PST by SJackson

The fortress, an important site in the Maccabee revolts which Hanukkah commemorates, is located in 'Area A' not under Israeli control.

Tour guides from the Kfar Etzion Field School this week discovered that the Palestinian Authority (PA) has been digging at Beit Betzi, a Hasmonean fortress located between Bethlehem and the Herodion in "Area A." The Hasmonean revolt against the Greek empire is commemorated in the holiday of Hanukkah that begins Wednesday night.

Following the Oslo Accords the site, one of the only existing discoveries from the days of the Hasmoneans, was transfered to PA control.

News of PA digs at the site is particularly of concern given the organization's penchant for rewriting history. In 2011, amid renewed PA digs in Shechem, which the Bible records was bought by Jacob (Yaakov), Hamdan Taha, director of the PA's Department of Antiquities, said the dig would help in “writing or rewriting the history of Palestine.”

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


TOPICS: Israel; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: archaeology; beitbetzi; godsgravesglyphs; hasmonean; holyland; israel; letshavejerusalem; maccabees; noauthority; pa

1 posted on 11/27/2013 5:10:45 AM PST by SJackson
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Maccabees? Never were any Maccabbees in the Mideast, nor Jews. This will soon be a Muslim fort.

2 posted on 11/27/2013 5:13:35 AM PST by SJackson (the Democrats take back control, we don’t make (this) kind of naked power grab, J Biden)
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To: SJackson

Why would Pennsylvania do that?? Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!


3 posted on 11/27/2013 5:14:26 AM PST by cotton1706
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To: SJackson

This is disgusting. Nothing, nothing, nothing in Israel should be under pa control. NOTHING.


4 posted on 11/27/2013 5:15:38 AM PST by MestaMachine (My caps work. You gotta earn them.)
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To: MestaMachine
The nazis were fond of rewriting history too, and for many of the same reasons.

CC

5 posted on 11/27/2013 5:26:00 AM PST by Celtic Conservative (tease not the dragon for thou art crunchy when roasted and taste good with ketchup)
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To: Celtic Conservative

We were warned thousands of years ago and we still haven’t learned.


6 posted on 11/27/2013 5:33:33 AM PST by MestaMachine (My caps work. You gotta earn them.)
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To: cotton1706

The “middle eastern” PA that is.


7 posted on 11/27/2013 5:36:12 AM PST by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: Celtic Conservative

Yet in the end, according to “the BOOK” we WIN.


8 posted on 11/27/2013 5:37:02 AM PST by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: MestaMachine

Not surprised, since Hannukah starts tomorrow night, the earlist on record.


9 posted on 11/27/2013 5:37:52 AM PST by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: MestaMachine

bump that.


10 posted on 11/27/2013 6:12:18 AM PST by cyn (Benghazi.)
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To: Celtic Conservative

nazism continues by islamic acceptance.


11 posted on 11/27/2013 7:50:13 AM PST by onedoug
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Thanks SJackson.

12 posted on 11/27/2013 6:16:16 PM PST by SunkenCiv (http://www.freerepublic.com/~mestamachine/)
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This is disgusting. Nothing, nothing, nothing in Israel should be under pa control. NOTHING.

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My thoughts exactly. Those animals cannot be trusted.


13 posted on 11/27/2013 6:24:00 PM PST by Bigg Red (Let me hear what God the LORD will speak. -Ps85)
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