COGAT Archaeological Unit says the artifact was stolen by antiquity looters some 20 years ago; Palestinian official accuses Israel of theft.
So far the Unit for COGAT has coordinated the return of approximately 5,000 Palestinians.
When Jewish communities (“settlements”) were established, it was done “in good faith,” and with government approval on vacant land. Arabs did not go to court to claim “their land.”
From the legal point of view, several stratifications of national and international law have been applied or partially applied to the matter since 1967.
The campaign comes on the heels of PA President Mahmoud Abbas’s May 19 decision to renounce all agreements and understandings with Israel and the US, including security cooperation.
The statements by Abu-Rukun come as terrorist attacks in the West Bank are on the rise after a lull during the coronavirus outbreak.
COGAT has informed the Hebron municipality and the PA about the Civil Administration’s intent to push forward with plans for the project.
“The Palestinian leadership will have to choose between slandering or receive support from Israel. It cannot have both,” Danon said.
“I call upon the Palestinian leadership to retract its baseless declarations — and I warn that there could be repercussions in various spheres,” COGAT Major-General Kamil Abu Rukun said.
The Coordinator of Government Activities in the Palestinian Territories (COGAT) has announced Sunday that it intends to transfer an advanced medical device, known as PCR machine or thermal cycler.