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Palestinians Claim Ownership of Dead Sea Scrolls at UNESCO

In yet another outrageous demand to the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), the Palestinians are again trying to rewrite biblical history. Israel Hayom's Shlomo Cesana writes that Palestinian leadership is now laying claims to the Dead Sea Scrolls:

The Palestinian Authority is planning to claim ownership of the Dead Sea Scrolls and demand that UNESCO order Israel to surrender the artifacts, Israel Hayom learned over the weekend.

Discovered in the Qumran Caves in the eastern Judean Desert between 1947 and 1956, the scrolls -- a trove of 981 different texts dating back to the time of the Second Temple -- are believed to be the work of members of a Jewish sect known as the Essenes.

The majority of the scrolls are written in Hebrew, some are written in the Aramaic dialects common to the area at that time, and a handful of parchments are written in Greek.

The Palestinians' first move on the matter took place last week, during a meeting of UNESCO's subcommittee on the retrieval and return of cultural property to its countries of origin, which operates in an advisory capacity...

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