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Major riots of Ultra-Ortodox in Israel due to relocation of ancient graves

Dozens of Ortodox arrested near Ashkelon hospital

After detaining 25 ultra-Orthodox men for attacking officers, rioting in protest of relocation of graves in favor of new emergency room, police arrest 15 additional suspects for setting fire to fallow land near Shikma Prison. Forty protestors arrested in Jaffa

Israel Antiquities Authority workers say no Jewish tombs found in excavations at Barzilai Medical Center.
According to the Archeologists Askelon graves belong to pagans

Published: 05.16.10, 20:02 / Israel News

Israel Antiquities Authority workers on Sunday finished digging up most of the graves at the Barzilai Medical Center in Ashkelon and have yet to find any Jewish tombs in the area.

The excavation works were expected to be completed on Sunday night.

The IAA findings revealed that all the graves dug up by Sunday evening belonged to pagans. The ruling

Added: May-16-2010 
By: aydeo
Middle East
Tags: Ortodox, Riots, Digging, Ancient Graves, Ashkelon, Medical Center, Arrests
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