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Artifacts Prompt Tug-of-War

Science  07 Jan 2000:
Vol. 287, Issue 5450, pp. 33
DOI: 10.1126/science.287.5450.33b

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Palestinians are furious over Israel's refusal so far to return the countless artifacts that were uncovered during Israeli excavations in the occupied territories over the past 3 decades. This refusal, they argue, is against The Hague Convention of 1954, which they believe prohibits excavations in captured territory by an occupying nation.