Monday, June 29, 2015

Developments in Palmyra

PALMYRA WATCH: While I was away, there were some developments concerning the ruins of Palmyra, none of them good.

ISIS Terrorists Mine, Booby-Trap Ancient Palmyra, UNESCO Site (Hana Levi Julian, The Jewish Press).
It is not yet clear whether the terror organization is preparing the destroy the ancient ruins, or has planted the explosives in order to deter government forces from advancing towards the city.
IS destroys ancient Muslim mausoleums in Syria’s Palmyra Deeming venerated tombs ‘a return to paganism,’ jihadists blow them up, reportedly lay mines throughout ancient ruins (AFP/Times of Israel).

Background here and links.