Police arrest seven men from South for unlawful excavation at antiquities site

Israel Border Police on Thursday announced that they had arrested seven individuals for allegedly engaging in unauthorized excavations at a historical site.
The arrests were part of a joint effort staged by the Border Police and the Israel Antiquities Authority.
Before dawn on Thursday, the seven suspects, all of them men in their 30s from the Negev town of Rahat, were arrested while illegally digging in a historical site “and causing irreparable damage,” according to the police.