UK minister says archaeology used as cover to steal Palestinian land

Israeli settlers are taking over Palestinian territory under the pretext of protecting historic archaeological sites, a senior British government minister says.

According to the Independent, Conservative Foreign Office minister Baroness Joyce Anelay said, “We are aware of the link between the Elad [settler] group and the Israel Antiquities Authority. We are concerned that this link has led to Israel Antiquities Authority’s support of radical settler activities in and around the Old City under the guise of tourism and protection of Jewish history.”

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