Media Mum on Hamas’ Razing Roman Temple

April 19, 2013

Israel National News reports Hamas is building a military training site for terrorist purposes. To this end, it is partially destroying the ancient Anthedon Harbor— which includes the ruins of a Roman temple and archaeological remains from the Persian, Hellenistic, Roman and Byzantine eras, and has been nominated as a World Heritage site.

UN Watch has protested the silence of UNESCO on the matter. An independent Geneva-based monitoring group, has sent a letter to UNESCO, it is calling on the international body to take immediate action to stop Hamas from bulldozing the harbor.

On the other hand, when safety concerns prompted a temporary closure of the Mughrabi Bridge in Jerusalem, the media erupted alongside the Muslim world. The Mughrabi Bridge, which connects the Western Wall promenade to the Temple Mount, was temporarily closed in 2011 following an order from the Jerusalem Municipality engineer, who determined that the walkway was unsafe for passage.

Two weights, two measures?

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