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  Adar 18, 5773 , 28/02/13

PA Denounces Herod Exhibit at Israel Museum

An exhibit at the Israel Museum in Jerusalem about King Herod from the Roman-era has come under fire from the Palestinian Authority, which denounces the exhibit utilizing artifacts from Jericho and Herodium, which they consider to be in the “Israeli-occupied West Bank”, according to Agence France PresseHamdan Taha, director of antiquities and cultural heritage at the PA tourism ministry, accused Israel of displaying the antiquities "without the approval" of the Palestinian Authority in what he claimed was a "violation of international law".

"Showing those relics at an Israeli museum aims to create historical facts to serve the goals of settlement activities in the state of Palestine," he alleged, adding that the PA would raise the issue with the UN cultural body, UNESCO, where they recently gained full membership.

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