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PA daily: Al-Aqsa Institute claims Israel may destroy Islamic artifacts and falsify archaeological facts

Headline: "Al-Aqsa Institute: The occupation has discovered Umayyad and Abbasid antiquities"
     "The Al-Aqsa Institute for Religious Trusts and Heritage has warned that the occupation will destroy historical artifacts from the period of the Umayyad and Abbasid Caliphs that were discovered a few days ago at the entrance to the Wadi Hilweh – Silwan neighborhoods, a few meters south of the Al-Aqsa Mosque… It should be noted that during its excavations at the site a few days ago, the so-called 'Israeli Antiquities Authority' discovered historical artifacts belonging to the Umayyad and Abbasid period, and a (City of David tour) guide claimed that most of the archaeological finds in the area are from the period of , or from the Roman and Byzantine periods. From its research and earlier visits at the site, the Al-Aqsa Institute has concluded that all the antiquities found in the entire area or in most of it belong to the Islamic period, which began with the Umayyad period and ended with the Ottoman period… The Al-Aqsa Institute expressed concern that the occupation might try to destroy the archaeological findings from the Umayyad and Abbasid period, or at least falsify historical and archaeological facts. This would be aimed at adapting them to the Zionist and Talmudic-biblical view and an attempt to claim that this site and its surroundings have a Hebrew history."
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