Egypt's antiquities chief urges ban over Al-Aqsa work

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Egypt's antiquities chief urges ban over Al-Aqsa work

Bericht door Nofret » di 06 mar 2007, 21:39

Egypt's antiquities chief urges ban over Al-Aqsa work
By Agence France Presse (AFP)

Tuesday, March 06, 2007

CAIRO: The powerful head of Egyptian antiquities called for a boycott of any foreign archaeological teams working with Israel on excavations in East Jerusalem at an emergency meeting of Arab antiquities authorities on Sunday. "We must take steps to defend the Al-Aqsa Mosque and the heritage and monuments of Jerusalem," said Zahi Hawass, head of Egypt's Supreme Council of Antiquities.

He suggested to the other heads of Arab archaeological organizations that they "forbid from doing research or excavations anyone belonging to universities or museums working on archaeology with the Israelis in occupied Jersualem."

Israeli excavations and construction projects in the vicinity of Al-Aqsa, the third holiest site in Islam, have sparked accusations by Muslims around the world that the site is being damaged.

"This is the only way to stop the destruction of Jerusalem's antiquities," Hawass added.

Delegates said a blacklist would be drawn up of offending archaeological teams.

Al-Aqsa was built in the seventh century on the site of Israel's second temple, destroyed five centuries earlier by the Romans. Jewish extremists have called for the destruction of the mosque and the building of a new temple. - AFP

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Bericht door Sesh-Horus » vr 09 mar 2007, 20:06

Het lijkt er toch op dat Hawass hier een mini-oorlog tegen Israël wil ontketenen... :shock:

Ik vind het niet verstandig dat hij zich bezig houdt met politiek...

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