US gives Palestinians looted antiquity owned by Steinhardt, in 1st such repatriation

American diplomat hails return of 'cosmetic spoon' from Assyrian period as 'a historic moment'; object was seized from the Jewish American billionaire as part of criminal probe

George Noll, head of the US Office of Palestinian Affairs, returns a looted "ceramic spoon" to Palestinian Authority Tourism and Antiquities Minister Rula Maayah, in the West Bank city of Bethlehem, January 5, 2022. (US Office of Palestinian Affairs)
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