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        1/22/2010, Shevat 7, 5770

      New Antiquities Authority Call Against Artifact Theft


      Manager Amir Ganor of the Antiquities Authority said Friday that people should call the authority when suspicious of stolen archaeological artifacts. Interviewed by Arutz Sheva's Hebrew service following the ironic theft of artifacts from an exhibit on stolen artifacts at the Ashdod Museum this week, Ganor said artifact thieves know no boundaries.

      He says about 150 antiquities thieves are arrested every year but are sentenced to only half a year, as compared to the possible five-year maximum.