Friday, July 31, 2020

Fire at Susya

SUSPECTED ARSON: Major fire breaks out at Susya archaeological site in Hebron hills. The site features a unique 1,700 year-old synagogue. In the past decades, the area has been a focal point of tensions between the Palestinian and the Israeli population in the West Bank (Rossella Tercatin, Jerusalem Post).
Based on a first survey of the site, the fire seems to have caused no significant damage.

Past PaleoJudaica posts on Susya are here and links. The site was embroiled in a political controversy five years ago and it suffered vandalism a few years ago.

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