The Palestinian Authority is taking advantage of the absence of Civil Administration inspectors during the coronavirus shutdown. They are consolidating a takeover of “Tel Aroma,” a Hasmonean fortress in Samaria, according to Israeli NGO Regavim.
Sunday the NGO reported that a fleet of heavy engineering tools from the PA and the Beta Village Council arrived at Tel Aroma and paved a road leading toward the remains of the fortress.
Samaria Regional Council head Yossi Dagan assessed the destruction of the site, saying: “Enforcement authorities must give this matter the attention it deserves; they have a responsibility to live up to, this is their job and we expect them to do it. This systematic destruction of Jewish heritage sites throughout Judea and Samaria cannot continue. We demand that they put an immediate stop to the ongoing destruction of Tel Aroma; we call upon the relevant authorities to take action without delay.”
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