Young Gazans unite to try to save archaeological site from bulldozers
Young men and women gathered at the ancient site of Tell es-Sakan to call on the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities in Gaza, the Palestinian Land Authority (PLA), as well as history experts and professors, to stop the works at the oldest archaeological site in Gaza.
French archaeologist and consultant Jean-Baptiste Humbert acknowledged the urgent need in Gaza for residential buildings, but asked for time to conduct excavations at the site. However, a lack of funding and the decade-long siege imposed on the Gaza Strip has prevented international exploration missions from being able to conduct excavations.
Excavations at Tell es-Sultan, Jericho