Jordan petitions UN for Dead Sea Scrolls

The Jordanian government has escalated its efforts to obtain the Dead Sea Scrolls from Israel. After an attempt to have the Canadian government acquire fragment.

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(photo credit: Ariel Jerozolimski)
The Jordanian government has escalated its efforts to obtain the Dead Sea Scrolls from Israel. After an attempt to have the Canadian government acquire fragments of the scrolls while on exhibit in the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto, fell through last week, the Jordanians filed a complaint to UNESCO the United Nation's Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, saying Israel illegally seized the ancient texts during the 1967 Six-Day Wvhbhnb
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"We have been trying our best to restore our stolen antiquities, including the scrolls. Stealing our antiquities violates international treaties and ethics," said Rafea Harahsheh of the Jordan antiquities department in a statement. "Israel seized the scrolls and other antiquities from the Palestinian Museum, which was managed by Jordan, in east Jerusalem when it occupied this part of the city in 1967."
Israel's antiquities authority said that Israel is the rightful custodian of the Dead Sea Scrolls.
An Israeli Foreign Ministry spokesperson said that Jordan's claim was unfounded. "Jordan's occupation of the West Bank was never recognized by the international community and the kingdom relinquished all claims on the territories. The scrolls have no relation to Jordan or the Jordanian people."
srael's antiquities authority said that Israel is the rightful custodian of the Dead Sea Scrolls.
An Israeli Foreign Ministry spokesperson said that Jordan's claim wasunfounded. "Jordan's occupation of the West Bank was never recognizedby the international community and the kingdom relinquished all claimson the territories. The scrolls have no relation to Jordan or theJordanian people."srael's antiquities authority said that Israel is the rightful custodian of the Dead Sea Scrolls.
An Israeli Foreign Ministry spokesperson said that Jordan's claim wasunfounded. "Jordan's occupation of the West Bank was never recognizedby the international community and the kingdom relinquished all claimson the territories. The scrolls have no relation to Jordan or theJordanian people."srael's antiquities authority said that Israel is the rightful custodian of the Dead Sea Scrolls.
An Israeli Foreign Ministry spokesperson said that Jordan's claim wasunfounded. "Jordan's occupation of the West Bank was never recognizedby the international community and the kingdom relinquished all claimson the territories. The scrolls have no relation to Jordan or theJordanian people."srael's antiquities authority said that Israel is the rightful custodian of the Dead Sea Scrolls.

An Israeli Foreign Ministry spokesperson said that Jordan's claim wasunfounded. "Jordan's occupation of the West Bank was never recognizedby the international community and the kingdom relinquished all claimson the territories. The scrolls have no relation to Jordan or theJordanian people."srael's antiquities authority said that Israel is the rightful custodian of the Dead Sea Scrolls.
An Israeli Foreign Ministry spokesperson said that Jordan's claim wasunfounded. "Jordan's occupation of the West Bank was never recognizedby the international community and the kingdom relinquished all claimson the territories. The scrolls have no relation to Jordan or theJordanian people."