Israel can hide archaeological activity in West Bank, court rules

THE ART NEWSPAPER | Lauren Gelfond Feldinger:

Israeli excavations in the West Bank and the loan of artefacts discovered there, without Palestinian co-operation or approval, have long rankled with Palestinian heritage experts. Now, a ruling by Israel’s Jerusalem District Court at the end of November further disenfranchises Palestinians, they say. The ruling authorises Israeli archaeologists to dig in the West Bank anonymously and to lend artefacts found on site to Israeli institutions without disclosing these loans… Read more

Image: Palestinians protested to regain access to their land at the West Bank site of Tel Almit/Khirbet Almit (Photo: Emek Shaveh)