The Destruction of Archaeological Resources in the Palestinian Territories, Area C: Kafr Shiyān as a Case Study

  title={The Destruction of Archaeological Resources in the Palestinian Territories, Area C: Kafr Shiyān as a Case Study},
  author={Salah Hussein A. Al-Houdalieh and Saleh Ali Tawafsha},
  journal={Near Eastern Archaeology},
  pages={40 - 49}
Many archaeological sites, both major and minor, situated in the Palestinian Territories, are suffering from an absence of meaningful control and protection. They are experiencing relentless destruction due to both modern urban development projects and illegal digging to extract marketable archaeological objects. In recent decades, this destruction of archaeological resources has entered an especially dangerous, sensitive, and complicated phase, as a large number of structures have been built… 
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