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Israeli archeologist killed in cave collapse near Nablus

June 26, 2014 2:21 P.M. (Updated: June 26, 2014 4:51 P.M.)
NABLUS (Ma'an) -- An Israeli archeologist was killed on Thursday when a cave collapsed in Nablus during excavation work, local sources said.

Residents said that excavation work on the archeological site in Sebastiya, northwest of Nablus, started several days ago.

Palestinian ambulances arrived at the scene before Israeli medics tried to resuscitate the archeologist.

A Palestinian worker was also trapped under the debris but survived.

Sebastiya is home to 4,500 Palestinians and hosts major archeological sites, including ancient Roman ruins.

Most of the village and archeological sites are in Area C and under full Israeli control.

On Sunday, the Palestinian Ministry of condemned the Israeli archeological work in the area, noting that digs by occupation forces in the West Bank were illegal under international law and condemning the "theft" of Palestinian artifacts these digs often led to.

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