What you just witnessed is an undercover operation of the IDF returning a 5th century stolen baptismal font, looted 20 years ago from the archaeological site Tel Tekoa, in the Judean Hills. It was found near the home of Bethlehem’s Mayor.
Israel takes archeology very seriously. Our Palestinian Arab neighbors do not. In most cases they even destroy archeological artifacts and sites.
After the successful operation, Hananya Hizmi, the head of the IDF’s Antiquities Unit said “I welcome the return of the baptismal font, which is a cultural and historical treasure from the Byzantine period. The Civil Administration’s heavy investment of effort and resources in the search over recent years for this item has borne fruit. We will continue working tirelessly to preserve the sites and the archaeological relics throughout Judea and Samaria, and to prevent antiquities thieves from looting the history of the region.”
The PLO Department of Public Diplomacy and Policy tweeted the video of the IDF recovering the font claiming that “Israeli occupation forces stole a historical baptismal font dating back to the 6th century from the city of Bethlehem last night.”
PLO official Hanan Ashrawi described the event as “an abominable act of thuggery and cultural appropriation. A hallmark of Israel’s system of colonial occupation and oppression has been its disdainful attempts to erase Palestinian presence, culture and heritage, including the illegal appropriation and theft of heritage sites and artifacts”.
And there you have the Middle East conflict in one tweet, the Palestinian Arabs steal everyone else’s history to replace the fact that they have none. They are Arabs from across the Middle East who are blessed to live in the ancestral homeland of the Jewish people.
While the Jews have 3,000 years of history, places, personalities we can point out here in this land, the palestinian Arabs have none. They have no ancient Kings, prophets, cultural figures, nothing. So they steal everyone else’s history and claim it as their own. Welcome to the fake cause called Palestine.
Thankfully, we will be here to call out their lies and share with you the truth.