With police protection, the workers began their digging at 2:30am in the hope that Arab residents of the city would not notice their disgraceful action on the hallowed ground of this ancient cemetery, which dates back to the 7th century.Click here to read the full article by By George S. Hishmeh on Palestine Chronicle
In fact, a previous Israeli regime had recognised it as "one of the most prominent Muslim cemeteries, where 70,000 Muslim warriors of [Salah Al Deen's] armies are interred along with many Muslim scholars".
Jeff Helper, director of the Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions, pointed out that "some 1,500 Muslim graves have been cleared in several nighttime operations". And to add insult to injury, the digging began on the eve of Ramadan.
What "tolerance and human dignity" is this?
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