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News Brief

  8/29/2012, Elul 11, 5772

Protest In Jerusalem Against Burial Ground Desecration


Two people in Beit Shemesh were arrested for removing artifacts from an archeological site. A demonstration took place in Jerusalem to protest the arrest of the two suspect. Two people were arrested at the Jerusalem protest. Preliminary reports say the two suspects removed bones from the archeological site in order to give them a proper burial and prevent burial ground desecration. This is not the first time tensions have flared in Israel over the rights of archeologists or building contractors to excavate, remove and / or relocate the remains of the deceased.