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Israeli Police Discover Stolen Jewish Antiquities During Raid of Palestinian Home

Police block the entrance to the old city on May 2, 2016 in Jerusalem, Israel. The old city of Jerusalem is on a lockdown, with police on high alert following the stabbing. (Photo by Ilia Yefimovich/Getty Images)
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The Algemeiner reports: JNS.org –  A hoard of ancient Jewish antiquities was recovered by the Israel Police and the IDF near Hebron on Wednesday, during a raid on a home in the Palestinian town of Beit Ula.

The cache of recovered objects includes dozens of ancient coins, oil lamps, jewelry and Jewish ritual objects. Archaeologists who inspected the recovered items stated the relics are from the Hellenistic, Roman and Byzantine periods, as well as the Middle Ages. The items are estimated to be worth tens of thousands of dollars.

Police detained the owner of the home, a Palestinian suspect in his 50s, who was scheduled to be brought before a military court on Thursday. Israeli authorities were seeking to extend his detainment.

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