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  8/28/2012, Elul 10, 5772

Suspected of Trying to Steal Bones from Archaeology Dig

Two residents of Beit Shemesh, west of Jerusalem, were arrested before dawn, Tuesday, on suspicion of trying to steal bones from a Beit Shemesh archaeological site about a month ago, after they suspected the bones were remains of a Jew. Jerusalem District investigators were assisted by the Israel Antiquities Authority.

One of the suspects is scheduled for a remand hearing, Tuesday afternoon, in the Jerusalem Magistrates Court. The other will be released under restrictive conditions.