Friday, September 26, 2008

Israel uses ‘bad science’ to justify occupation

Jawad Siyam says 88 homes in the Bustan neighbourhood of Silwan, seen in the background, face demolition threat. Jonathan Cook / The National

When news emerged in June that, in what the Antiquities Authority later admitted was “a serious mishap”, dozens of skeletons from the early Islamic period unearthed in Silwan close to the al Aqsa mosque had been discarded without inspection, no archaeologist would speak on the record.

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