Demonstration in Gaza against bulldozing archaeological site

Palestine

Published: 2017-10-14 15:23

Last Updated: 2017-10-14 15:32


Demonstration in Gaza against bulldozing archaeological site
Demonstration in Gaza against bulldozing archaeological site
Roya News Source

Dozens of Gazans gathered in protest of Hamas's attempts to bulldoze one of the oldest archaeological sites in Palestine, called Tal Al-sakan, which dates back to more than 5000 BC, as the faction was hoping to claim the land the ruins sit on as their own.

Friday's demonstration came after Palestinian and international social media activists called for help to save what’s left of Palestinian history, which the Israeli occupation continues to try and destroy.

One of the activists condemned on his Facebook page the attempts to demolish the site, saying: “Bulldozing the site means helping the enemy fake our history. You are dealing with history exactly like ISIS did in Syria and Iraq.”

Despite its Islamic background, Hamas doesn’t demolish archeological sites for ideological reasons, but for economic and logistic reasons.

Hamas had demolished a historical seaport a couple of years earlier to use it for military purposes.