Monday, May 21
Latest News
  1. EU announces €3 million humanitarian aid for Gaza
  2. Two Gaza men succumb to wounds sustained during Monday protests
  3. UN calls for investigation into Israel's deadly use of force in Gaza
  4. Israeli forces detain 6 Palestinians in West Bank raids
  5. Israeli forces seal agricultural roads in Bethlehem-area town
  6. Egypt to open Rafah crossing for entire month of Ramadan
  7. Israeli bulldozers raze lands near Gaza protest camps
  8. Gaza activists prevent entry of medications sent by Israel
  9. Gaza death toll rises to 61, according to health ministry
  10. Israeli forces detain 3 former Palestinian prisoners from Qalqiliya

PA security thwarts illicit antiquity trade deal in Tulkarem

April 11, 2016 12:09 P.M. (Updated: April 11, 2016 12:09 P.M.)
TULKAREM (Ma’an) – The Palestinian Authority’s preventive security service on Sunday night thwarted an illicit antiquities trade deal in Tulkarem in the northern occupied West Bank.

The preventive security’s public relations office told Ma’an that preventive security officers broke into a garage in al-Sharawi neighborhood of Tulkarem and arrested three suspects. The suspects, they said, were negotiating the terms of a deal to sell a precious archaeological sculpture reportedly depicting an ancient Israeli queen.

The sources added that an antiquities seller was offering $600,000 for the small sculpture measuring 12 centimeters high.

The preventive security said in a statement that the merchant wanted to sell the sculpture inside Israel.
Powered By: HTD Technologies
Ma'an News Agency
All rights reserved © 2005-2018