ACTION ALERT !!!
Letter Writing Campaign to the Israel Antiquities Authority.
Please everyone write to the Israel Antiquities Authority and complain about all the criminal activity they have been engaged in here recently. Write in your own words if you can or copy the draft letter which follows. I have not been able to find the postal address yet. (anyone know ?) They have an online form for sending emails on their website :
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Mr. Shuka Dorfman, director
Israel Antiquities Authority,
Dear Mr Dorfman,
I was shocked to hear reports of officials and workers of the Israel Antiquities Authority being involved in criminal activities in Tel Rumeida, Hebron. Apparently they have been involved in criminal damage to neighbouring properties, trespass, assault on international observers and damage to cultural heritage.
Emmanuel Eisenberg appears to believe that he is above the law. He has been filmed making racist comments and issuing threats to the Palestinian residents of the area. For the IAA to retain any credibility I would think you would need to discipline him and hold him to account.
Many people believe that IAA’s activities in Tel Rumeida are not guided by principles of scientific archaeology but are a political trick to enable extremist Jewish settlers to steal more land from Palestinians, which is contrary to international law. This criminal activity and the damage to cultural remains supports such a viewpoint.
I trust you will act speedily in this matter before any more property is damaged, trees destroyed or people injured.